ABC Radio Adelaide welcomes Jo Laverty, Jason Chong and Spence Denny

The ABC Radio Adelaide lineup for 2024 has been finalised with new faces and reshuffles.

Jo Laverty will present Drive moving from the Northern Territory to do so, where she has hosted Breakfast on ABC Radio Darwin since 2019.

Laverty said:

“My yearning to live in South Australia began at 8 years old when my grandparents moved to the Adelaide Hills.  I’d regularly ask Mum and Dad if we could move to Adelaide, the answer always being ‘if we win the lotto’. Well, I’ve finally won the Lotto. I can’t wait to make great radio in a city I have always loved.”

Jason Chong is the new Evenings presenter in 2024, replacing the retiring Peter Goers. Chong is well-known to Adelaide audiences and the network having filled in on ABC Radio Adelaide on Afternoons, Drive, Weekends and Evenings. He’s also presented NOVA 919’s Nights, appeared on SAFM’s Breakfast and hosted the Adelaide Comedy podcast.

Chong said:

“For the past year I’ve had the opportunity to watch and listen to Goers the master at work. I want to bring that same warmth and intelligence to the dedicated nighttime audience. When I heard Peter was retiring, I thought you’d have to be very brave or stupid to step into his shoes. Perhaps I’m both? I’m sure Mrs Calabash will let me know.”

Sonya Feldhoff and Jules Schiller have already been announced to host ABC Adelaide Breakfast together in 2024. Feldhoff has hosted Afternoons for the last decade and Schiller has been on Drive since 2017.

David Bevan continues on Mornings, Nikolai Beilharz will move from Breakfast to Afternoons. Deb Tribe stays on SA Weekends on Saturday mornings and frequent fill in Spence Denny gets a permanent role presenting Sunday Mornings.

ABC Radio Adelaide Manager Graeme Bennett said:

“The Adelaide line up for 2024 is stacked with a crop of incredible broadcasters and a mix of well-known voices and new talent. I’m excited for audiences to get to know our new presenters and hear some familiar voices in exciting new roles.”

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