Phil Haldeman revisits 60 years in radio

During February, Phil  reminisces about his career in radio as he celebrates his 80th birthday.   

Phil is a guest in the series “Music presenters in Sydney Radio in the 1940s, 50s and 60s”, presented by Brian Crabbe on his program “There goes that song again”, Tuesdays 2 to 4pm, on the Ryde-Hunters Hill community station 2RRR 88.5FM in Sydney. 

Phil will reminisce about his long career, which began in 1954 and extended over 60 years.  

Beginning as Tony Withers’ panel operator, many listeners will remember ‘funny Phil’s’ high-rating breakfast programs in the 1960s as one of the 2SM “Good Guys”, and one of the “Snob Mob” on 2CH in the 70s, as well as his “Weekend World” on 2KY in the early 80s.

In more recent years, he was a presenter on 2RRR and on the Chatswood community station 99.3.

Along the way, Phil had a television program on Channel 7 called ‘Showbiz’ featuring interviews with many famous people, including Sean Connery.  

He was the familiar voice of Cinesound newsreels, Channel 9 voice-overs, and countless commercials.

And on 2UE in the 1980s and 1990s, he had the highest rating weekend radio program with gardening expert Shirley Stackhouse on their show, ‘Over the Fence’.

The series airs on Tuesdays from 3 to 4pm, beginning on 6th February and continuing on 13th and 20th February, on 2RRR 88.5 FM and at    

Repeats can be heard on Fridays 9th, 16th and 23rd February from 11am to noon.

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