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It isn’t business as usual on ABC Radio: Judith Whelan

Thursday 22 August, 2019
Judith Whelan has replaced Michael Mason as Director of ABC Regional & Local.
 
In this role she runs most, but not all, of the ABC’s radio services.
 
radioinfo’s Steve Ahern sat down with Whelan to discuss her priorities and find out more about her transition from print to broadcast.
 

Senator McKenzie says the ABC must provide better coverage

Thursday 01 August, 2019

Deputy leader of the Nationals and Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie, is calling on the ABC to provide quality regional services and venture into territory that does not solely rely on ratings.
 
In her private Senators Bill Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015, the Minister has addressed the question of what she believes the ABC’s mandate in regional Australia should be.
 

ABC and CBC announce a creative and commercial collaboration

Monday 17 June, 2019

The ABC and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) have announced a creative and commercial collaboration that will enhance the reach and impact of their content across both countries.

The two national public broadcasters have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to co-develop English-language drama, comedy, factual, children’s and podcast content to maximise the value of their public funding for audiences and will also provide further opportunities for co-financing and format sales of drama and children’s content.

Could streaming force the ABC and SBS to merge

Wednesday 29 May, 2019

According to The Australian today, the ABC and SBS could be forced to merge as streaming services wreck the broadcast licence revenue that the government uses to fund public broadcasting.

ABC and AFTRS 2019 Selwyn Speight Scholarship winner

Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Sudanese refugee Natal Jimma has been announced as this year’s recipient of the AFTRS/ABC Selwyn Speight Diversity Scholarship.
 
The scholarship is made available through a $20,000 bequest from the late, distinguished ABC journalist Selwyn Speight.
 
Currently completing AFTRS 2019 Graduate Diploma in Radio, Natal’s interest in radio began in Sudan and includes over five years’ experience at university and community radio stations in Australia.
 

River Lives, a special ABC Radio focus on the Murray-Darling

Tuesday 21 May, 2019

This week, ABC Radio takes a journey of discovery from the Menindee Lakes on the Darling River through to the Murray mouth at Goolwa to examine the state of our ancient river lifeline. 
 
The entire broadcast team across South Australia and Broken Hill will join forces to meet the locals, share the challenges and celebrate the beauty and grandeur of life on the river system, starting at the epicentre of the fish kill disaster in January this year.
 

David Anderson says staff cuts at the ABC are inevitable

Wednesday 08 May, 2019

The ABC’s newly appointed Managing Director, David Anderson, has told Radio National that the broadcaster has a couple of priorities that need to be addressed immediately.

Line-up changes for 2019

Friday 11 January, 2019

Summer, the time for holidays, the festive season, family vacation and time to throw out your old unwanted radio line-up and fit into something new.

Resilience and adaptability never ceased to impress me: Michael Mason's last day

Wednesday 12 December, 2018

The ABC’s Director of Regional & Local, Michael Mason, farewells the corporation after 34 years.  
 
Today is his last day.
 
During his career, Michael worked in Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide and managed the ABC’s Local Radio and Regional networks as well as ABC RN, before becoming Director of Radio in 2014 and then Director of R&L at the beginning of this year following the corporation’s internal restructure.  
 

ABC bands together with farmers in Parkes

Thursday 15 November, 2018

This Saturday, ABC Radio is supporting the ‘Band Together Farmers’ concert to raise money for rural mental health and suicide prevention with a number of Australian musicians coming together to perform at the Parkes Showground.
 

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