ABC Radio Melbourne in 2018

ABC’s lineup brings new breakfast and afternoon shows in 2018. 

With the 2018 program year for ABC Radio Melbourne kicking off on Monday 22 January, a new breakfast show will usher in the day: 5.30am – 7.45am, presented by Jacinta Parsons & Sami Shah

While bracing themselves for the early morning starts the team says, “It’s such a privilege to be working on a show that means so much to so many. We can’t wait to be waking up with Melbourne.” 

Myf Warhurst takes charge of the afternoon slot 12.30pm – 2pm with a national arts and music program based out of Melbourne. 

“Jacinta, Sami and Myf all share a passion for radio.  As our audience gets to know them on air, their unique takes on the world will no doubt connect with the community and deliver some great listening.

“Adding new voices to our longtime favourites helps make sure there’s something for all audiences across the station on air, online, on smart devices, however they want to stay in touch with what’s happening in our city.” says ABC Radio Melbourne Manager, Warwick Tiernan.

Following Myf, will be the Afternoons program at the new time of 2pm – 4pm hosted by Richelle Hunt, a well-known station voice who will also continue co-hosting The Friday Revue with Brian Nankervis.

After AM with Sabra Lane, Melbourne Mornings host Jon Faine returns along with the popular Conversation Hour, while Walkley-winning journalist Raf Epstein is back behind the wheel of Drive in the new timeslot of 4pm-6.30pm weekdays. 

PM with Linda Mottram follows at the later time of 6.30pm, before Lindy Burns is back on Evenings from 7pm – 10pm.

Nightlife with Philip Clark / Sarah Macdonald, Overnights with Trevor Chappell / Rod Quinn, Saturdays with Hilary Harper and Sundays with Libbi Gorr all return in 2018.

On the sports-talk front, The Outer Sanctum team will make their debut on ABC Radio Melbourne bringing their podcast to a new one hour live show 11am – 12noon on Saturdays through the AFLW season, starting 20 January.

Following their run, local legends The Coodabeen Champions return over the AFL men’s season from late March.