FIVEaa settle on their new line-up for 2023

FIVEaa have made come changes to the station’s weekday line-up for 2023 with Adelaide’s #1 Evenings presenter Matthew Panteils (pictured) taking over from Leon Byner as new Mornings host from January.

Pantelis has been involved with the station for 26 years including fifteen as News Director, and the past two years hosting Evenings.

He says, “I’m over the moon at being given the opportunity to present mornings on FIVEaa. It’s an honour to take the reins from the Great Leon Byner who I have known for a quarter of a century.”

Leith Forrest will move into evenings and says, “I’ve been at FIVEaa for 22 years, which is

         Leith Forrest

literally half my life. All the great life events I’ve ever had, I’ve been working at FIVEaa, so it’s like a second home.

“I want the show to continue to be what the people of Adelaide love on FIVEaa, local, topical and fun.”


 Station Manager Craig Munn says, “Matthew Pantelis has been an integral part of the FIVEaa team for more than a quarter of a century, and there is no one better equipped to embrace this wonderful opportunity.

“Leon Byner provided our FIVEaa morning listeners 21 years of engaging and compelling listening and we know that as the baton passes to Mathew, he will continue to deliver our audience a program that connects, entertains and informs.

“With Leith it’s safe to say that talk radio is in his blood. Leith has demonstrated his versatility and connection to our audience for more than two decades and knows FIVEaa as well as anyone.

“His passion and enthusiasm, coupled with his creativity and popularity with our listeners makes Leith the perfect fit for FIVEaa Evenings.”

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