666 ABC Canberra back for 2016

666 ABC Canberra welcomes the return of its top rating line up from Monday 18 January.

Philip Clark’s Breakfast program returns from 5:30am Monday with news, finance, weather and traffic updates to get the day started.

There is something new to discuss every weekday on Clark’s Daily Debate, plus regular interviews with Dr Charley Lineweaver on science and the universe, Kim Huynn on the nature of things, and Professor Ramesh Thakur on international affairs. In this double-election year, Phil will host weekly political panels to keep Canberrans informed about local and federal issues.

Film reviews with Cris Kennedy are back each Thursday, and the Fridays on My Mind panel finishes the week on Breakfast by bringing listeners unique perspectives on diverse topics.

It’s the whole story with Genevieve Jacobs on Mornings back from 9:00am on Monday 26 January, with fresh local and regional information, arts and sports panels, and the opportunity for listeners to ask direct questions to the Chief Minster during Chief Minister Talk Back each Friday.

Conversations host Richard Fidler returns with a whole host of interesting guests each weekday from 11:00am.

Alex Sloan will delight and inform as she goes deeper into the stories behind the headlines on Afternoons. Alex returns to host the national ABC Local Radio Australian of the Year Awards and Concert broadcast from the lawns of Parliament House on Australia Day Eve, Monday 25 January, before kicking off popular weekly podcast series Canberra Close Up on Wednesday 27 January from 2pm – 3pm.

Drive presenter Adam Shirley returns to deliver and dissect the news of the day from 3:00pm, covering current affairs, sport, music, and issues that matter to Canberra. Adam finishes each week off with a laugh on Happy Hour from 5:00-6:00pm on Friday, and will be taking Happy Hour Live on the road again in 2016 with a big show at the Canberra Comedy Festival in March.

New host Christine Anu will present Evenings with Dom Knight until April, before taking the reins full time.

Greg Bayliss is back for Saturday breakfast with gardening guru, Graham ‘Willow’ Williams, and Lish Feyer returns for Sunday Brunch. 

Local Manager Andrea Ho says “666 ABC Canberra will continue to work to be the place our community turns to in 2016, to find out what’s happening in the world. 666 enjoys a close connection with audiences in Canberra and surrounding regions, and we will continue our strong focus on the local stories, people, news and events and that make up our community in 2016.”


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