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Lindy Burns leaving ABC Melbourne and returning home

Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Lindy Burns won’t be returning to the microphone in 2019.

The ABC Radio Melbourne Evenings presenter has deciding to return home to Newcastle to spend more time with family.

She made an emotional announcement on air saying that the loss of her mother and her brother’s diagnosis with cancer on the same day earlier this year came as a double shock.

Following conversations with ABC management, Lindy decided to return home to support both her brother who in undergoing chemo, and her 83-year-old father.

Is ABC Radio Melbourne floundering?

Saturday 28 July, 2018

In an article by Michael Lallo appearing in the SMH and Melbourne Age, ABC Radio Melbourne is being likened to a rudderless ship.

ABC Radio Melbourne presents Comedy Bites

Tuesday 27 February, 2018

The broadcaster this year teams up with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

ABC Radio Melbourne in 2018

Friday 19 January, 2018

ABC's lineup brings new breakfast and afternoon shows in 2018. 

Clare Bowditch farewells ABC Radio Melbourne

Thursday 02 November, 2017

Bowditch plans to shift focus back to her music career.

“I’ve adored spending my Afternoons with audiences over these past two years, so it is with whole-hearted gratitude that later this year I’ll be stepping away from hosting Afternoons.” Clare said.

“Next year I release my first book and my eighth studio album, both projects that have been waiting in the wings for quite a while.  It’s time I give them my full attention in a way that just hasn’t been possible while hosting a daily radio show.”

ABC Radio Melbourne announces Ausmusic Month live shows

Thursday 02 November, 2017

ABC Radio Melbourne has announced a series of live broadcasts to celebrate Ausmusic Month, presented by Richelle Hunt and Brian Nankervis of The Friday Revue.

Each Friday afternoon in November, an exceptional line-up of top Australian acts will take to the stage , including Yothu Yindi, Tim Rogers, Ben Salter, Emma Donovan & The PutBacks, The Teskey Brothers, Bob Evans, Mia Dyson, Russell Morris, Dave Arden, Women of Soul, Ruby Boots, Oh Pep, plus more soon to be announced.

Vale Clive Stark

Wednesday 02 August, 2017

Former ABC Radio Melbourne (3LO) presenter Clive Stark has passed away.

Clive started at 3LO 774 after passing an audition in the early sixties with no prior experience in radio. He spent most of his career there before retiring to 3MBS.

In keeping with his humble nature, Clive was farewelled at a small private cremation. Former colleagues are planning to get together separately to 'raise a glass' to Clive some time in the near future.

Red Symons recovering from 'significant brain injury'

Thursday 27 July, 2017

Red Symons has suffered a "significant injury to his brain" according to his ABC Radio Melbourne colleague Jon Faine.

It was earlier this month the breakfast announcer was hospitalised following a fall caused by a 'sudden lack of conciousness'.

Faine told listeners this morning Symons was "doing well" and had sent a "big cheerio" to everyone.

I don't like being lied to: Hadley to Treasurer Scott Morrison

Monday 10 April, 2017
Ray Hadley has dumped Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison from a regular Monday chat segment, because he felt Morrison's office did not tell him the truth about where Morrison would be at the regular planned time this week.

At the time he was scheduled to do his regular chat with Hadley, the Treasurer was on air on ABC Radio Melbourne with Jon Faine. The Faine chat went for about 20 minutes, between about 9:05 to 9:25, where he talked about the upcoming budget, housing affordability and state government funding.

ABC Radio Melbourne and comedy festival putting smiles on dials for 15 years

Thursday 30 March, 2017

Melbourne Comedy Festival and ABC Radio Melbourne have launched their annual partnership with a series of special broadcast events.

ABC Radio Melbourne will present a series of special broadcast events as part of the Festival’s 2017 program, providing listeners and audiences with multiple opportunities to immerse themselves in comedy in March and April.

The longstanding relationship was launched this year to a full house and great acclaim with the annual Festival preview and live-to-air broadcast Comedy Bites.

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