ABC announces 2019 presenter lineups for ABC local, regional and RN
ABC Radio has announced its presenter lineups for 2019, with a largely unchanged lineup across key stations.
Major changes in National Metro slots come at ABC Brisbane, where Loretta Ryan heads to Breakfast with Craig Zonca and Rebecca Levingston moves to Mornings.
ABC Radio Perth also has several new presenters. Barry Nicholls will present an early-bird Breakfast show from 4am – 6am, while Russell Woolf and Nadia Mitsopoulos take over Breakfast.
Sami Shah and Jacinta Parsons will continue hosting Breakfast in Melbourne, while Robbie Buck and Wendy Harmer will do the same in Sydney.
At ABC Adelaide, Ali Clarke and David Bevan will keep hosting Breakfast and Mornings respective, and will also keep their shared slot from 8.30am – 9.00am.
There are changes in Darwin, with new presenters in its Day, Evenings and Weekend slots.
Jo Laverty comes home to Breakfast, Adam Steer to Mornings, Mikaela Simpson on Afternoons with Liz Trevaskis on Drive.
Georgia Hitch will present Drive for the first two months of the year and Richard Margetson heads to Evenings.
At ABC Canberra, Paula Kruger joins Afternoons and Anna Vidot moves to Drive.
“We saw significant change to our programs and line-ups in 2018,” said acting director of ABC Regional & Local Judith Whelan.
“We’ve worked hard to bed in those changes and are now seeing a positive response from our audiences.
“Next year will be about playing to our strengths – getting our programs into the local and regional communities and collaborating with our colleagues in ABC Television and ABC News on the big national stories such as Australia Day, ANZAC Day and the Federal Election to give Australians the full story as only the ABC can.”
Over at RN, there are several new shows and presenters joinging this year.
New shows include Amanda Smith-presented ‘Sporty’, ‘Soul Search’ and ‘World Docos’.
“ABC RN is Australia’s leading forum for exploring important ideas and issues in meaningful ways,” said RN manager Cath Dwyer.
“ABC RN is Australia’s leading forum for exploring important ideas and issues in meaningful ways. RN will continue to nurture the intellectual and cultural life of all Australians in 2019 by welcoming new voices and conversations to our extensive schedule of programs and podcasts.”
“RN will continue to nurture the intellectual and cultural life of all Australians in 2019 by welcoming new voices and conversations to our extensive schedule of programs and podcasts.”
The full lineup and list of changes available here.