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Finding the funny bone

Friday 08 July, 2016
You need to have a sense of humour to answer the alarm clock in the middle of the night.

That is what Wendy Harmer did for more than a decade while leading 2Day FM’s top rating Breakfast Show on Sydney radio in the 1990s.

Learn the art of a doing a radio interview that's visual

Thursday 02 June, 2016
It wasn’t a mime artist but recently ABC702's Wendy Harmer interviewed a balloon artist, inviting him to create animals, swords and the like in the studio while on air.
Matt Falloon (and as Wendy pointed out “rhymes with balloon”) left a corporate job to become a full time “twister”. His kit holds more than 7,000 balloons of varying shapes and sizes.

702 ABC Sydney presenters frock up with Opera Australia

Thursday 25 February, 2016

Not ones to miss out on being part of a major Sydney cultural event, ABC 702 presenters Robbie Buck, Richard Glover, Wendy Harmer and Dominic Knight paid a visit to Opera Australia's costume department.
The results speak for themselves.
Robbie Buck has gone a step further, inviting listeners to create their own Sydney opera plot.
We want an opera that is as big as our city” said Robbie.  

ABC's fresh faces ready to go

Friday 15 January, 2016

Next week Sydney’s 702 ABC  line-up returns to the airways with a mix of new and familiar voices, highlighted by a live spectacular from the Magic Spiegeltent as part of the Sydney Festival.
New presenters Wendy Harmer and Christine Anu will join Richard Glover, James Valentine, Robbie Buck and Dom Knight live on stage for a sold out show in Hyde Park between 4-6pm on Thursday 21 January.

Linda Mottram says goodbye to 702 ABC Sydney

Tuesday 17 November, 2015

After four years presenting the Mornings program, Linda Mottram today announced she will not be returning to 702 ABC Sydney next year.

New Radio Managers for ABC 702 and 774

Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Two new station managers to lead Local Radio heavyweights in Sydney and Melbourne.

Cath Dwyer has been appointed Manager of 702 ABC Sydney and Warwick Tiernan as Manager of 774 ABC Melbourne.

Warwick moves from his position as Head, Marketing & Communications, where he has lead the audience development and promotions functions across all national and local ABC Radio networks for the last six years.

702 ABC Sydney to farewell Andy Henley

Thursday 16 July, 2015

After five years as the 702 ABC Sydney Local Content Manager and 30 years at the ABC, Andy Henley has announced his retirement from the ABC.
“It has been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to work at the ABC,” said Andy.

ABC repairs 702 Tx after lightning strike

Tuesday 14 July, 2015

ABC 702 shut down its transmitter for a three-hour repair job early on Tuesday morning after it was struck by lightning in a storm over the weekend. 
Areas of Sydney heard low signal or dead air between 1am and 4am, so that the transmitter could be fixed before the breakfast shift this morning.
The transmitter is located in Liverpool, an area that took the brunt of the Sydney’s Saturday night storm.
The breakfast program went ahead as planned with ABC 702 resuming normal transmissions at 4am. 

Exhumed lives: The last chance band comp for the never-weres

Friday 25 July, 2014

It’s not for has-beens, it’s not for wannabes, it’s for the never-weres.

Exhumed is a competition for unsigned, unrecorded, unheard and until now unwanted bands – and it’s back on in Sydney.

Created by 702 ABC Sydney’s Afternoons presenter, James Valentine two years ago, Exhumed is for bands that play for their friends, at fundraisers, at street fairs and school fetes.

Robbie Buck joins ABC 702 breakfast

Friday 24 January, 2014

Robbie Buck will go to air as the new voice of ABC702 Sydney Breakfast from next Tuesday. Former breakfast host Adam Spencer signed off after 8 years at the end of 2013.

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