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4BC to broadcast live from G20 summit

Wednesday 12 November, 2014

News Talk 4BC today announced coverage plans for the G20 Leaders' Summit – including live broadcasts over five days from Wednesday, November 12, and boosting its reporting team.

4BC Mornings Host Patrick Condren will lead the G20 coverage on 4BC throughout the period.

The G20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane is expected to attract up to 4,000 delegates and approximately 3,000 domestic and international media representatives.

News Talk 4BC appoints new content director

Thursday 30 October, 2014

Fairfax Radio Network has appointed Steve Kyte as Content Director for the Network’s News Talk 4BC in Brisbane. 

Kyte has spent 25 years in the media industry, working in radio, television and online content production and is the current Director of Bite Media, a UK-based content production company.

He joins 4BC from London, where he helped transform some of the world’s leading radio brands including LBC 97.3 and the BBC’s news and sports network Radio 5 Live.

Mark Braybrook back on air at 4BC

Tuesday 07 October, 2014

One of the few sports callers in the country to have called a Rugby League Grand Final, Rugby Union International, AFL Grand Final and Soccer International, Mark Braybrook will present a lifestyle weekend show from noon to 6 pm Saturdays and Sundays on Brisbane Talk station 4BC.

“We’re very excited to launch Mark’s new lifestyle weekends show, as this is the first time we’ve gone local on weekends for a few years. Our new show adds strength to our commitment to local programming,” 4BC General Manager Anthony Frangi said.

Channel 7's Paul Burt now part of 4BC Weekends

Wednesday 06 August, 2014

Queensland fishing, boating, weather and surf presenter Paul Burt joins 4BC’s Weekend Breakfast show from this Saturday and Sunday.

The Channel 7 host will be heard each Saturday and Sunday morning from 5:30am to 6:00am, delivering the most up to date boating, fishing, and weather information.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the air waves with 4BC providing up to date information to our listeners on what’s happening in our backyard for all lovers of fishing and boating, to diving and surfing,” Burt said.

Changes to 4BC's Sunday night lineup

Thursday 31 July, 2014

One of Australia’s best known doctors, Ross Walker, will bring his weekly radio show to News Talk 4BC from this weekend.

‘Healthy Living’ will air every Sunday night from 6pm to 8pm, followed by the return of ‘Sharina’s Psychic Encounters,’ replacing the Health and Wellbeing show, as foreshadowed earlier this week in our movements section.

“I’m very excited that my Healthy Living show will be available for all Brisbane listeners from 6pm this Sunday Night”, said Walker.

4BC's Ian Maurice leaves radio for theatre

Thursday 31 July, 2014

After 14 successful years at Brisbane’s News Talk 4BC, evening newsreader Ian Maurice will hang up his headphones to join the theatre.

The veteran broadcaster has been appointed General Manager of Brisbane’s Arts Theatre and will take up the position from mid-August.

4BC General Manager Anthony Frangi said: “We are of course sad to lose one of Brisbane’s favourite broadcasters, but we are delighted for Ian that he has accepted the position as General Manager of Brisbane’s longest running theatre.

Fairfax Radio Network releases latest iPhone apps

Friday 04 July, 2014

Fairfax Radio Network has  launched its latest suite of iPhone apps for Sydney’s 2UE, Melbourne’s 3AW and Magic 1278, Brisbane’s 4BC and Magic 882 and Perth’s 6PR. The app update was pushed out overnight to tablets and smart phones.

Davis dives for diabetes

Tuesday 18 March, 2014

4BC Drive presenter Ben Davis has thrown himself out of a plane to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
 
Despite the nerves, the radio host was motivated to take the sky diving challenge for his daughter, Mackenzie, who suffers from Type 1 Diabetes.
 
“If our 7-year old daughter, Mackenzie, can have up to 7-needles a day to stay alive -- and never complain -- then jumping out of a plane's no big deal,” said Ben. 
 
The decision seems to have paid off after he raised $12,460 for the Foundation.

4BC's Ben Davis dives for diabetes

Thursday 13 March, 2014

4BC’s drive announcer Ben Davis will put aside his fear of heights and take to the skies on Saturday morning where he will sky dive from 14,000 feet for type 1 diabetes.
 
Ben’s 7 year old daughter McKenzie suffers from type 1 diabetes and Ben is keen to help the cause find a cure.  He’s not looking forward to it but he knows how much McKenzie doesn’t look forward to her daily injections either.
 

Brisbane Produce Markets team with 4BC to help farmers

Saturday 08 March, 2014

The Brisbane Produce market is working with 4BC to help drought stricken areas of north western Queensland. The markets have collected 40 tonne of fruit, vegetables and Lucerne to send to the drought affected areas.

4BC spoke with Lindsay Transport which has given a B Double truck to take the stock to Charleville, stopping off at Gatton on the way to collect more and reaching Charleville’s volunteer brigade over the weekend.

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