Tod Johnston replaces Chris Ilsley on 6PR | radioinfo

Tod Johnston replaces Chris Ilsley on 6PR

Tuesday 05 January, 2021

Tod Johnston has been appointed the new host of 6PR’s evening program, The Nightshift.

He replaces Chris Ilsley who had hosted the show since 2014.

Tod Johnston has held high-profile roles in entertainment and media over a number of years as a singer, television host and broadcaster.

6PR’s Content Manager Emily White has told radioinfo she is thrilled with the new appointment:

“Perth knows Tod well and we are confident he will bring his unique energy to our evening programming as part of 6PR’s newly reinvigorated on-air lineup.

“I would also like to thank Chris Ilsley for his hard work and service to 6PR and our listeners. I look forward to working with Chris in coming weeks on future opportunities at the station.”

Johnston is one of a number of on-air changes that have been revealed recently for 6PR in 2021.

Next week Gareth Parker will move to host 6PR Breakfast, after Basil Zempilas became mayor and also moved to Triple M. 60 Minutes reporter Liam Bartlett will join the station as Mornings host and Steve Mills, moves to Afternoons.

“This is the final piece in the puzzle for us in terms of our on-air lineup as we prepare for a big new year on 6PR. We are excited for what 2021 will bring,” White says.

Tod Johnston has held high-profile roles in entertainment and media, including as a weatherman for 9News Perth and an on-air presenter on both ABC 720 and 6PR.

“Perth is my home and to be able to join the 6PR team gives me the opportunity to connect even more with the local community,” he said. “I will be sharing the latest news, talk and music with the 6PR listeners and look forward to them welcoming me into their world.”

Chris Ilsley leaves the station after 21 years. He joined 6PR as a fill in presenter in 1998, then took on the overnight show and later moved into evenings. In 2014, radioinfo profiled Ilsley about his show here.



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Darren Moss
6 January 2021 - 3:49pm
It's pretty poor form when you wish your listeners a safe festive season and tell them when you will be back to talk with them only to be shafted whilst on leave spending time with your family.

I hope Emily White is true to her word and contacts Chris for another role at the station.

It would be a tragic loss for 6PR and it's audience to have someone with his skills, 20+ years station experience and a lifetime knowledge of Perth just walk out the door. Let that sink in for a minute - you can't replace that kind of experience.

You'd be hard pressed to meet another person as committed to Perth radio as Chris, not to mention he was consistently at the top of the ratings.
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