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Vale John Reid

Friday 23 August, 2019

Former ABC presenter, John Reid, has passed away after succumbing to frontotemporal dementia and motor neurone disease.

Waleed Aly: 'I originally said no, I can’t do this'

Thursday 29 June, 2017

Gold Logie winner and host of Network Ten's The Project, Waleed Aly has revealed he never thought he had the 'skill set' to do radio.

Speaking with Rachel Corbett in the Podcast series You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Waleed has spoken about his foray into radio after writing articles for newspapers while working as a lawyer.

"Jon Faine (ABC) had read a couple of pieces," he says.

Yay for Stubbsy

Friday 30 October, 2015
Comedian and radio presenter Richard Stubbs has hung up his headphones after 11 years presenting the afternoon program on ABC 774, but not before raiding the stationery cupboard.
 
ABC Radio has announced that Dave O'Neil will replace Stubbsy on the afternoon shift.

Stubbs made the big decision to pull the pin on the eve of his 58th birthday and whilst recovering from the death of his beloved mother this year. He said he still has many other things he would like to do with his life:
 

Richard Stubbs resigns from ABC 774

Wednesday 28 October, 2015
Richard Stubbs announced his decision to leave ABC774 on his afternoon show today, after 11 years on air.

Stubbs has made the big decision on the eve of his 58th birthday and whilst recovering from the death of his beloved mother this year. He said he still has many other things he would like to do with his life:

“I want to leave while the shows are strong and challenge myself again.” 

774 ABC Melbourne’s great debate for mental heatlh

Wednesday 30 September, 2015

774 ABC Melbourne will present a great debate live on Tuesday October 6 at The Edge, Federation Square. Asking the question: “Is our obsession with sport mental as?”

The live event is part of the ABC’s support of Mental Health Week, October 4 -11. The ABC is going “Mental As” with a range of programming from comedy to documentary, entertainment to debate, aiming to help join the dots on mental health and challenge the stigma on an issue that impacts almost half of all australians.

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.

Colin Denovan departs ABC 774

Tuesday 17 February, 2015

After 23 years, Colin Denovan is leaving ABC 774, Melbourne. 

Colin worked on the station as an acting editor, subeditor and afternoon newsreader over his time there.

He began his radio career 3MA and STV8 Mildura in 1969 before becoming the news director at 3XY, 3DB and Fox FM.

Not being completely finished with the industry, Denovan will continue doing freelance voiceover and subediting work.

Libbi Gorr goes L for Leather over Footy Finals

Monday 15 September, 2014

In a special AFL Grand Final Week event 774 ABC Melbourne in collaboration with the Wheeler Centre and ABC TV Big Ideas will present ‘L for Leather’ – a fascinating panel discussion about men and leadership in the blokiest forum of them all: AFL Footy.

This event is created and presented by 774’s Libbi Gorr as a spin off from her regular Sunday show segment L for Leather, – a lateral look at football in society. 

ABC Victoria’s decade of Emergency Service

Friday 28 March, 2014

To mark the tenth anniversary of ABC Victoria as an Official Emergency Broadcaster, the Victorian Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells  organized a function at the State Control Centre today.
 
Paying tribute to ABC Victoria for its decade-long role Wells said there has been a long history of the community turning to the ABC in times of emergency:
 

Live from Big Ted Arena

Thursday 16 January, 2014

If you’re in to tennis, there’s no better place to be at the moment than Melbourne.

Despite the extraordinary heatwave in Melbourne, the Australian Open is grabbing the attention of the city.

From 3pm each weekday, tennis aficionado and 774 ABC presenter Lindy Burns is doing a special State-wide Drive program – live from the ABC’s “Big Ted Area” at Melbourne Park.

Lindy will work side by side with the Grandstand commentary team who will provide live broadcasts of games as well as courtside reporting for the duration of the tournament.

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