ABC Local Radio

Some changes on the Gold Coast at the moment

Breakfast presenter Nicole Dyer is currently on leave for the next few months to undergo a surgery. Bern Young (who presents the Friday breakfast and Saturday Breakfast programs) will be covering Monday-Friday, with Tom Forbes filling in for Bern on Saturdays.

Also Sunshine Coast Saturday Breakfast presenter Sheridan Stewart is filling in for Julie Clift on Gold Coast Drive, who’s on an extended holiday. Bern was filling in for a few weeks prior to stepping in for Nicole on Breakfast.

ABC Gold Coast is also now on digital radio.

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A very funny segment in Mel Buttle’s TV comedy special tonight about her filling in on ABC local radio QLD.

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Paul Gough has been filling in for David Bevan on mornings in Adelaide this week (except Wednesday when Deb Tribe filled in), and will do so for the next few weeks.

Also Jess McGuire is now the presenter of the NSW statewide drive program.

Emma Crowe will be filling in for Simon Marnie on the Sydney Saturday Breakfast, and NSW Weekend Mornings programs this weekend.

And Andrea Ho will be presenting Weekend Nightlife on Friday and Saturday, with Dom Knight hosting Sunday.

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ABC release

ABC Radio Perth turns 100

ABC Radio Perth will celebrate 100 years of radio in Western Australia on Tuesday, 4 June 2024 with special broadcast plans set to roll out across the week.

Celebrations kick off in Breakfast with Mark Gibson featuring interviews with Perth radio legend Earl Reeve and iconic media personality Susannah Carr.

The Morning program, hosted by Nadia Mitsopoulos, will do a special live broadcast at the State Library of Western Australia, coinciding with the launch of a display on the history of 6WF Radio.

Featuring music selected from the first broadcast in 1924, performed live by the Perth Symphony Orchestra, the program will outline more about the history of radio in WA.

Throughout the week, ABC Radio Perth will continue to feature some of WA’s most familiar and well-loved radio voices.

To top off the week, ABC Perth will throw open its doors to the public on Saturday June 8, from 9am – 2.30pm for an Open House.

ABC Radio Perth manager Danielle Benda said radio had played a central role in the lives of so many Western Australians since its inception.

“When you think of the isolation of so many people in WA – especially 100 years ago – music, news and information from ‘the wireless’ would have been invaluable,” she said.

"Over the years 6WF won a place in our hearts and homes as company and reassurance in times of deep difficulty and uncertainty as well as in joy and celebration.

“ABC Radio is proud to continue to broadcast in that great tradition providing great company, excellent news services, good music and comprehensive sports coverage to audiences in Perth and throughout WA.”

Radio 6WF – still the call sign of 720 ABC Radio Perth – made its first transmission on the evening of June 4, 1924, with a speech from then-Premier Philip Collier and a program of light music and live entertainment.

Established by Westralian Farmers’ Co-operative Ltd (Wesfarmers), 6WF was the first high powered radio station in WA, broadcasting agricultural information to farmers and to provide contact with the wider world.

Tune in on ABC Perth or on the ABC listen app.

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Interested to read the Wiki entry for 6WF. Didn’t realise it started as a long wave station in an attempt to cover the whole of WA.

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Maybe its been like it for a while but ABC Sydney on dab doesn’t have alternative programming, its just NRL this afternoon.

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They slowly removed the Saturday and Sunday digital programming during 2023, with Saturday programming ending in October, and Sunday programming ending November.

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Thursday June 6 2024

Richard Glover will be in Wagga Wagga taping a special edition of Thank God It’s Friday from the Wagga Wagga Comedy Festival. Chris Bath will be presenting Drive in his absence.

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This is a radio call of tonight’s football friendly between Australia and China on ABC Listen app. Commentators are Ned Hall and Elissia Carnavas with Daniel Garb on the boundary.

Ned Hall also called last Friday’s game 1 in Adelaide alongside Dylan Holmes (who plays for Adelaide United in A-League Women), ABC Adelaide breakfast reporter Bobby Macumber on the boundary.

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Daniel Garb is excellent.

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Monday 10th June - King’s Birthday Holiday

Sydney
Mornings: Hamish Macdonald (Filling in for Sarah Macdonald)

Canberra
Mornings: Emma Bickley (Filling in for Georgia Stynes)
Drive: TBC (Says Various Presenters)

Hobart
Mornings: David Reilly (Filling in for Leon Compton)
Afternoons: Kylie Baxter (Filling in for Joel Rheinberger)

North Tas
Breakfast will be from Hobart

Adelaide
Breakfast: James Findlay (Filling in for Jules Schiler and Sonya Feldholf)
Mornings: Paul Gough (Filling in for David Bevan who will return from leave the following week)

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Thursday 6th June and Friday 9th June

Suzanne Hill filling in for Sarah Macdonald on Sydney Mornings - Andrea Ho will be filling in for Suzanne on Weekend Nightlife.

Rod Quinn ended up filling in for Richard.

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Couple of updates:

Tasmania
Statewide Breakfast was with John Xintavelonis (Who will also be filling in next few days in Hobart)

Regional SA and Broken Hill
Statewide Regional Breakfast was with Matt Stephens (Riverland).

10am-11am was Adelaide Mornings with Paul Gough.

Northern Territory
Alice Springs Rural Report was relayed into Darwin (6:15-6:30), followed by Breakfast with Stewart Brash (Also from Alice Springs). 10am-11am was done by Paul Serratore (Alice Springs).

Adelaide
1pm-2pm will be highlights from Breakfast presenter’s Sonya Feldholf and Jules Schiller’s cabaret show at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

Afternoons in all states except SA (Went to AFL after the special). No drive today except presumably in QLD and WA due to sport airing on all platforms (including digital streams).

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A special live broadcast of ABC Melbourne’s Friday Revue will be held at Melbourne Recital Centre on August 2. Guest artists confirmed so far are Emma Donovan and Joe Camilleri. Tickets available via the below link.

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Craig Zonca doing a push up challenge for mental health with the Premier as captured on Sunrise.



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It was first reported in The Australian’s Media Diary yesterday. Ahern was acting head of the ABC’s Capital City Networks when he gave approval for Antoinette Lattouf to fill in for Sarah Macdonald in December last year.

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ABC Sydney had technical issues this afternoon so ABC Regional NSW got the Victorian afternoons program with Trevor Chappell instead.

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Monday June 17 - Friday June 21

Fran Kelly will be filling in for Sarah Macdonald on Sydney’s Breakfast program.

Also Rohan Barwick has returned to the Alice Springs Saturday Breakfast show after a few months off.

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Thursday June 20 and Friday June 21

Sally Sara is presenting Conversations.

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