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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.

Michael Mason to leave the ABC

Wednesday 17 October, 2018
ABC's Director of Regional & Local, Michael Mason, has announced he will leave the national broadcaster at the end of the year.

He emailed staff in the Regional and Local Division (previously called Radio Division) today with the following message:


My departure from the ABC
I am writing to let you know that very shortly the acting Managing Director, David Anderson, will make an announcement regarding my decision to leave the ABC at the end of the year.   

We still live in a great age for Radio… Digital era a chance to take greater risks: ABC’s Michael Mason

Tuesday 11 September, 2018

In this exclusive article for radioinfo, Michael Mason, the Director of ABC Regional & Local, writes about the place of ABC Radio in the changing media landscape and explains how Australia’s national broadcaster is rethinking its strategies to better engage with evolving audiences in the new media landscape.


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