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Dzelde duo says goodbye to 5MU and Power FM

Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Chris Dzelde and Mel Dzelde have resigned from Grant Broadcasters stations 5MU and Power FM in South Australia.
The husband and wife duo announced the news on social media on Tuesday 15 September after spending four months on leave in order for Mel to fight stage 4 rectal cancer.

Ian Wright is heading to Happy FM

Tuesday 25 August, 2020

5MU’s Ian Wright is making a sea change move after 49 years in radio and taking on the Station Managers role at Happy FM, Victor Harbor, SA.
Ian says, “At the ripe young age of 66 and in my 49th year in radio, the time and opportunity to make a move is spot on. The 'Station Manager' role for me at Happy FM is multifaceted, both 'on' and 'off air'.

Barry Martin retires to spend time with wife Roxy after receiving devestating news

Monday 10 February, 2020
Murray Bridge radio announcer, 5mu’s Barry Martin, has announced his retirement after receiving devastating health news.

Barry was diagnosed last year with mouth and jaw cancer and endured several surgeries, a lengthy stay in hospital and daily radiology treatments, but he's now been told the cancer has spread to his neck and chest and is inoperable.

Barry has thanked his listeners for their well-wishes and says he wants to spend time with his wife, Roxy and visiting family and friends around Australia.

Perth radio legend Barry Martin facing health issues

Thursday 13 June, 2019
Perth radio icon Barry Martin will go into hospital next week for a cancer-related operation on his jaw.

"It is treatable... you've gotta be a glass half full fella," he told Steve and Baz when they called him for a health update this morning.

Explaining the problem he said:

"I have dentures and I was having pain in my bottom jaw gum and went to the dentist. He sent me to a surgeon who said 'If it's spread to your body you've got 9-12 months - if it hasn't we can operate...'

5MU looks to move to FM

Friday 17 May, 2019

Listeners of the commercial radio station 5MU in Murray Bridge, Mount Barker and Victor Harbor may soon be retuning their radios if the ACMA accepts a proposal by the station to swap from AM to FM transmission.

South Australia has a new radio show

Monday 18 March, 2019

Starting this afternoon, South Australia is invited to pull up a stool at the Shovel & Bull.
With special guests, games, and a finger on the pulse of South Australia, an afternoon with Chris Dzelde at the Shovel & Bull will keep listeners informed and entertained at the finish of the day.
Chris kicks off the show with a bang, giving listeners across the state the chance to see Elton John in concert.

Jennie Lenman joins 5MU and Power FM

Monday 14 January, 2019

Adelaide Broadcaster, Journalist and Producer Jennie Lenman has accepted the position of Journalist/Newsreader at 5MU & Power FM and host of ‘SA Today’ on 5MU, taking over from Claire Murphy who has accepted a position in Sydney.

Vale Jeff Sunderland

Monday 02 July, 2018

Radio Legend Jeff ‘Sundo’ Sunderland has passed away aged 73

UPDATE: Radio power couple facing fight of their lives

Tuesday 18 April, 2017

The radio community is being encouraged to rally around POWER FM Music Director and Announcer Chris Dzelde and his announcer wife Mel.

 Mel Dee, who is also the Program Director of both 5MU and POWER FM at Murray Bridge has been diagnosed with cancer - again.

This morning it's been revealed Mel has been told she has two extra tumours on her liver bringing the total to four now... so her doctors have decided to speed things up a little.

Chris Lewis: Around Australia in radio

Friday 17 March, 2017
Chris Lewis takes us on a journey through his career in country radio


Little did I realise when I entered commercial radio in 1969-70 that, by the end of some 45 years of journalism – just about all of it in radio – I would have spent about two-thirds of that time at various country stations.


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