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ABC has risen to the challange, Audio consumption up: David Anderson

Friday 23 October, 2020

In his first appearance before the Senate estimates committee since early March, ABC Managing Director David Anderson told Senators:

“The ABC has risen to the challenge and done what our audiences expect of us… In these difficult times we’ve also been a much-needed source of entertainment.”

Anderson’s appearance at Senate Estimates coincided with the release of the ABC’s Annual Report, which revealed overall radio and audio listening figures.

Sandy Aloisi steps back from 40 years in radio

Friday 02 October, 2020
Sandy Aloisi is preparing for her final radio shift, having decided to pull the pin on a 40-year career.
 
In the late 1970’s, Sandy was Sydney's first female commercial newsreader, working at 2SM, alongside Steve Liebmann, Brian White and John Tingle
 
She spent much of her career in the commercial radio industry, moving from journalist/newsreader to editor and News Director, and was ultimately appointed program director 2UE.
 

Lee Glendinning will join the ABC to lead delivery of regional and local content

Wednesday 09 September, 2020

The ABC has appointed former Executive Editor at The Guardian, Lee Glendinning, as the Head of Content Curation & Platforms in its Regional & Local division.

ABC Friends urge the government to prioritise the ABC

Friday 04 September, 2020

ABC Friends has questioned the need for a new 'Director' position in the Communications Minister's department.

Michael Cavanagh: beginning the next chapter after ABC redundancy

Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Journalist Michael Cavanagh is one of many staff leaving the ABC during the latest round of redundancies.

As he walks out the door for the last time, he looks back at his achievements and shares the thinking behind his decision to accept a redundancy.

 

Emma Alberici sets the record straight about her redundancy

Monday 24 August, 2020

Emma Alberici vented her frustration on Twitter just 24 hours after The Australian's coverage of her agreement to leave the ABC after 18 years.
 
Despite there being a confidentiality agreement in the settlement, Alberici felt compelled to "put the record straight" on a number of issues she felt "needed clarification" and published a number of tweets about how the redundancy was handled.
 
Alberici has now removed the tweets.

Vale Geoff Duncan

Friday 14 August, 2020

ABC Managing Director, David Anderson, has paid tribute to Geoff Duncan who passed away recently.
 
Geoff’s long career in broadcast media included his role as GM of 2GB during the 1980’s before taking on the role of General Manager for the Macquarie Network in 1987/1988.
 
He moved into television as the station manager of Channel 10 Sydney, and then Managing Director of Capital Television.
 

Labor says the Govt has failed in relation to emergency broadcasting in regional Australia

Thursday 13 August, 2020

The Labor Party says the Morrison Government's "inaction and buck passing" in relation to emergency broadcasting in regional Australia is putting lives at risk, while the Nats are "missing In action."

Vale Aidan Laverty

Friday 07 August, 2020

Aidan Laverty, most recently the ABC Head of Specialist content, has passed away less than three weeks after leaving his role to seek treatment overseas for an unexpected and rare medical condition.
 
ABC Managing Director, David Anderson, paid tribute to Aidan today
 

Andrew Olle Media Lecture is cancelled for 2020

Monday 13 July, 2020

The ABC has announced the cancellation of this year's Andrew Olle Media Lecture due to COVID-19. 

The 2020 lecture was scheduled to be held in Sydney in mid-Novemberand will now  return in November 2021 with an announcement mid next year on who will deliver the 2021 lecture. 

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