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Margaret Throsby's last ever Classic FM interview

Tuesday 24 October, 2017

'Next Saturday will be my last ever interview on radio. Bitter sweet!'

After hosting the Midday program on ABC Classic FM since 1994, Margaret Throsby this year celebrated 50 years on air and commenced a new show on Saturday mornings as part of a number of lineup changes announced by the ABC for 2017. The revised Saturday format saw Throsby co-present with a guest who would select the classical music playlist.

Throsby's career has seen significant firsts, including on 15 October 1975, when Throsby became the first women to read national news since World War II, and in 1978 when she was the first woman to present national television news. 

Following the shift from weekdays to Saturday, Throsby told radioinfo, 'I've been working on radio for nearly 50 years and the same sentiments apply now as they did back then: radio is ultimately the most intimate of media. People often listen when they're alone, so for me it's always been a matter of keeping people company, trying to be myself, having fun, laughing, enjoying ...'

Throsby's final interview will be Australian composer Nigel Westlake. Tune into ABC Classic FM this Saturday, 9am-noon. 


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28 October 2017 - 4:56pm
I will certainly miss her in-depth interviews and the interesting music choices of her guests...
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