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Former Seven News Sydney anchor Chris Bath is about to take on one of the biggest challenges of her career: Evenings on ABC Local Radio NSW.

Bath will host across the state from 7-10pm, Monday through Thursday.

She told News Corporation that leaving Seven was “never about the money,” and she simply didn’t want to sign on for another three years after a 20-year run in the newsroom.

Bath can be heard on ABC Sydney (702AM), ABC Canberra (666AM), ABC Newcastle (1233AM) and statewide on ABC Radio.

Bath floats on statewide radio


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ABC Melbourne radio host Rafael Epstein was stunned into silence when a caller dropped the c-bomb live on air.

The woman known only as Shae from Footscray, called in to discuss the issue of homelessness in Melbourne when her swearing made it to air without a dump button to cover it.

You can hear the audio in the link below.

You c-an’t say that!


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Sabre Lane’s tenure as AM host commences today.

Lane has been covering federal politics in Canberra since 2008 and has been chief political correspondent on nightly TV current affairs flagship 7.30 since September 2013, when she replaced Chris Uhlmann in the role.

Prior to that she was chief political correspondent for Radio Current Affairs from July 2011, leading federal politics coverage for AM, The World Today and PM.


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A David and Goliath legal fight has ended between the ABC and a community broadcaster over use of the branding Radio Adelaide.

Community station Radio Adelaide went to court and won an injunction last December when the ABC announced rebranding plans for its local radio stations across Australia.

Adelaide’s 891 ABC Adelaide was to be rebranded as ABC Radio Adelaide, but the community broadcaster argued its brand would be harmed and listeners would be confused by two stations having similar names.

Since January, the national broadcaster has been calling its station ABC Adelaide, without the word “radio” in the branding.

The opposing parties have now reached an agreement that the name ABC Radio Adelaide can be adopted, which will bring Adelaide into line with ABC brandings used in other capital cities.


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* Carol Duncan is a personal friend of this poster.

Former ABC personality Carol Duncan wants to run for Newcastle City Council with the Labor Party.


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Mark Colvin
1952 - 2017

The ABC is grieving the death of Mark Colvin, a giant of Australian journalism, at the age of 65.

A prominent part of the ABC for more than four decades as a reporter, correspondent and presenter, Mark was admired and respected by colleagues and audiences alike for his formidable intellect, sharp wit and absolute integrity.

His loss will be deeply felt in Australia and around the world, and especially by his mother, two sons and other family members.

ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie said: "For many Australians, Mark’s steady and measured voice as host of PM brought them the essential news of the day and kept them informed about events of national and international importance.

“We will miss him enormously, and extend our thoughts to his family and friends.”

Director, News Gaven Morris said: "Mark was one of Australia’s finest journalists. He leaves an unfillable void as a journalist, a colleague and a friend.

“He was an important part of the ABC community as a mentor and teacher to young reporters and as a voice of wisdom and experience to many older ones. Our reporters and producers felt strengthened by his presence in the newsroom and emboldened by the sound of his voice on our airwaves.”

All at the ABC extend our deepest condolences to Mark’s family.

Statement from the family of Mark Colvin

Today we lost our beloved Mark.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Prince of Wales hospital, as well as the community, the ABC, his friends and colleagues, who have stood by him and supported his career and life.

At this moment of grief, we request the family be left to mourn in private.

Mark has asked that donations to the Prince of Wales Hospital Trust be made, in place of flowers.

Mark Colvin

Mark Colvin first joined the ABC as a cadet in February 1974, after graduating from Oxford University.

He went to work on the newly-founded 2JJ (the precursor to triple j) and spent three years presenting news, interviewing and producing current affairs and documentary specials. A year as a TV news producer in Canberra followed, then a year as one of the first reporters (along with Jenny Brockie, Paul Murphy and Andrew Olle) on Nationwide.

In 1980, at the age of 28, Mark was appointed the ABC’s London correspondent, travelling to cover such major stories as the American hostage crisis in Tehran and the rise of Solidarity in Poland. He returned to Australia in 1983 and was the founding presenter of The World Today on ABC Radio.

The following year, Mark went to Brussels as the ABC’s Europe Correspondent, covering the events right across the continent as the Cold War began to thaw and Mikhail Gorbachev began the process that would lead to the lifting of the Iron Curtain. That meant, among other things, broadcasting live from the history-making Reagan-Gorbachev summits in Geneva and Reykjavik.

From 1988 to 1992, Mark was a reporter for Four Corners, making films on the French massacre of Kanaks in New Caledonia, the extinction of Australia’s fauna, and the Cambodian peace process, among many others. His film on the Ethiopian famine won a Gold Medal at the New York Film Festival and was runner-up for an International Emmy Award.

In 1992 Mark was posted to London as the ABC’s TV Current Affairs Correspondent, mainly reporting for Foreign Correspondent, The 7.30 Report and Lateline. His language skills and long European experience paid off in stories such as the rise of Jean-Marie Le Pen’s National Front in France, the Balkans war, and the revelations of how corruption and organised crime had infiltrated Italy’s post-war governments.

In 1994, after a visit to Rwanda and Zaire, Mark was taken ill with a rare autoimmune system disease, which nearly took his life. Many months in hospital followed.

Mark spent a further 18 months back in Europe before returning to Sydney in 1997 to take up the position of Presenter for ABC Radio’s PM, interviewing many of Australia’s political leaders and leading coverage of major international events such as the Arab Spring.

In 2016 he authored the book Light and Shadow: Memoirs of a Spy’s Son - the incredible personal story of a father waging a secret war against communism during the Cold War, while his son comes of age as a journalist during the tumultuous Whitlam and Fraser years.


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AM Celebrates 50 years on ABC Radio

ABC Australia

It was on 4 September, 1967 that Robert Peach, AM’s first presenter, announced to listeners: “Good morning, I’m Robert Peach and every weekday morning from now on we’ll be taking a fresh look at the world, what it’s talking about, what people in the news are doing …”

In the half-century since he spoke those words, AM has gone on to become a fixture of Australia’s airwaves, bringing listeners award-winning journalism from around the nation and the globe and setting the day’s agenda with the latest political news and analysis. From events that have changed the world forever to the local issues affecting a regional town, AM is there to tell audiences what’s happening and why.

“Fifty years on, AM remains appointment listening for audiences,” said ABC Director, News Gaven Morris. “The ABC’s network of journalists around the country and the world continue to bring Australians unique stories, as well as giving scrutiny to the nation’s leaders in politics, business and every other sector that affects our lives.”

From 4 September, AM will commemorate its 50th anniversary on-air and online, looking back on some of the biggest stories covered by the program and giving audiences a look at what was going on behind the scenes.

AM is heard at 8am Monday to Saturday on ABC Radio, online, on Digital Radio and ABC Radio app. Early AM can be heard each weekday morning at 6.05am on ABC Radio and at 7.10am on ABC RN. AM is presented by Sabra Lane Monday to Friday and by Elizabeth Jackson on Saturday.

You can listen live to AM on-air and online with the ABC Radio Player or subscribe to the podcast.


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ABC announces 19 new radio streams available by 2018

ABC Radio

The ABC has announced that 19 regional radio stations will be streamed live via mobile and online by March 2018, through an additional $1 million investment in local communities.

From mid-March 2018, the following 19 communities will be able to tune into their local ABC station on the go:

Wollongong
Bega
Rockhampton
Mount Gambier
Lismore
Coffs Harbour
Mackay
Port Lincoln
Wagga Wagga
Maroochydore
Albany
Renmark
Orange
Bundaberg
Geraldton
Shepparton
Tamworth
Townsville
Esperance

The Director of ABC Regional, Fiona Reynolds, said that adding 19 live audio streaming services to the existing 23 regional streams highlights the ABC’s commitment to making news and information available to more Australians in more ways.

“Earlier this year, the ABC announced its largest single investment in rural and regional Australia, with an additional $15.4 million each year in ongoing funding to recruit up to 80 new content makers focussed on regional storytelling,” Mrs Reynolds said.

“Another $4 million is being spent on tools and equipment, and now an extra $1 million has been committed to expand live audio streaming services,” Mrs Reynolds said.

The Director of ABC Radio, Michael Mason, said the broadcaster has been adding live audio streams over the past two years and completing the service for rural and regional Australians will be an important milestone.

“Regional Australians rely on the ABC not only for news, entertainment, and in times of emergency, but as a source of companionship as they often have to travel long distances for work and to see family and friends,” Mr Mason said.

“This is reflected in our audience reach and engagement figures which indicate that over the past 12 months, regional audio streams have been listened to 2.24 million times. We have also had a 25.2% increase in audience reach over the last 6 months, compared with the previous 6 months – so there is clearly a demand for more live audio streaming services,” Mr Mason said.

Audiences can access the ABC online streams via their local station websites; on the ABC Radio website: abc.net.au/radio and on the new ABC listen app which is available for both iphone and android.

From mid-March 2018, the ABC will offer live audio streaming for 42 regional locations, which are listed below.

ABC REGIONAL STREAMS:

Victoria

Shepparton
Link released in mid-March 2018

Ballarat

Mildura

Horsham

Warrnambool

Bendigo

Sale

Wodonga

New South Wales

Wollongong
Link released in mid-March 2018

Lismore
Link released in mid-March 2018

Wagga Wagga
Link released in mid-March 2018

Orange
Link released in mid-March 2018

Tamworth
Link released in mid-March 2018

Bega
Link released in mid-March 2018

Coffs Harbour
Link released in mid-March 2018

Port Macquarie

Broken Hill

Newcastle

Dubbo

Queensland

Maroochydore
Link released in mid-March 2018

Bundaberg
Link released in mid-March 2018

Townsville
Link released in mid-March 2018

Rockhampton
Link released in mid-March 2018
Mackay
Link released in mid-March 2018

Mt Isa
https://radio.abc.net.au/stations/local_northwest/live

Gold Coast

Cairns

Toowoomba

Longreach

North Territory

Alice Springs

Western Australia

Albany
Link released in mid-March 2018

Geraldton
Link released in mid-March 2018

Esperance
Link released in mid-March 2018

Kalgoorlie

Broome

Karratha

Bunbury

South Australia

Mount Gambier
Link released in mid-March 2018

Port Lincoln
Link released in mid-March 2018

Renmark
Link released in mid-March 2018

Port Pirie

Tasmania

Launceston


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BREAKING: Red Symons has quit ABC 774 Melbourne breakfast.


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Former Seven News Sydney anchor Chris Bath is about to take on one of the biggest challenges of her career: Evenings on ABC Local Radio NSW.

Bath will host across the state from 7-10pm, Monday through Thursday.

She told News Corporation that leaving Seven was “never about the money,” and she simply didn’t want to sign on for another three years after a 20-year run in the newsroom.

Bath can be heard on ABC Sydney (702AM), ABC Canberra (666AM), ABC Newcastle (1233AM) and statewide on ABC Radio.

Bath floats on statewide radio


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https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/gerard-whateley-joins-sen-radio-leaves-abc-to-take-on-morning-program-and-chief-caller-roles/news-story/3386e103b8109c42b0dae857a6b51593