Peter Bell is 720 ABC Perth’s new Breakfast host.
The former AFL footballer and Fremantle Captain will join the station later in 2016. He currently presents afternoons on rival talk station 6PR.
Bell has been a familiar voice on Perth radio for a number of years since his retirement from football in 2008, both as a radio host and football expert.
“I am incredibly excited to be taking on this wonderful opportunity hosting the 720 ABC Perth Breakfast program. Having been involved in talkback format as well as AFL broadcasting for a number of years I particularly enjoy the immediacy of radio as well as building a strong connection to the listening audience” Peter said.
“I have spent the majority of my life in Western Australia together with my wife Lana and our 3 daughters. We are thrilled to be able to live in such a great city and enjoy all that it has to offer.
“Although it is daunting to be following a much loved radio icon like Eoin Cameron I look forward to connecting with the audience he has built up and adding my own personality to the program.”
Sarah Knight, Local Radio Manager Perth, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Peter to our team at 720 ABC Perth. His warm personality and wit along with his passion for everything Perth will be a great start to everyone’s day.”
“I’d also like to thank James Lush who will continue in the hot seat until Peter starts on air. He is doing a terrific job presenting but says that hosting a Breakfast show and running a full-time business is not sustainable. We are grateful he’s been able to join us in the interim.”