ABC Radio Melbourne is kicking off the 2018 radio ratings season with a bang, commencing its 2018 program year on Monday with a mix of new voices and old favourites.
From Monday January 22, audiences will start the day with a new breakfast show 5.30am-7.45am, presented by Jacinta Parsons & Sami Shah. While bracing themselves for the early morning starts, the duo comments, “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 will feature each afternoon 12.30pm-2pm with a great mix of music, culture and everything in between. The national program based out of Melbourne will see Warhurst talk with the people creating the art that helps us make sense of the world, celebrate the classics and discover new music that you need to know about right now.
“Jacinta, Sami and Myf all share a passion for radio,” says ABC Radio Melbourne Manager, Warwick Tiernan.
“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.”
Following Myf Warhurst will be the Afternoons program at the new time of 2pm-4pm, hosted by the irrepressible Richelle Hunt: a well known station voice who will also continue co-hosting The Friday Revue with the inimitable Brian Nankervis.
After AM with Sabra Lane, Melbourne Mornings icon 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 in the later timeslot of 6.30pm, before Lindy Burns is back on Evenings 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.
In sports The Outer Sanctum team will make their debut on ABC Radio Melbourne, bringing their much loved podcast to a new one hour live show 11am-12pm on Saturdays through the AFLW season, commencing January 20. Following their run, local legends The Coodabeen Champions return over the AFL Mens season from late March.
Photo: Jacinta Parsons & Sami Shah