6PR’s Chris Ilsley resurfaces at Perth’s 6iX
Chris Ilsley is back on the air, with a new Sunday night program on Perth’s 6iX.
Ilsley had been at 6PR in roles including Overnights and as host of The Nightshift.
He was replaced by Tod Johnston on the Nine Radio-owned station at the start of this year. At the time, the station’s content manager, Emily White, thanked him for his hard work, and said she was looking forward to working with him on future opportunities at the station.
Now, however, Isley has revealed he will be on air on 6iX from 6pm to midnight on Sundays.
The Chris Isley Project will provide the latest news, sport, entertainment, celebrity guests and ‘forever classic favourites’.
“This will be the only live and local music show on radio in Perth,” the station said, noting Ilsley will also add his own unique brand of humour, warmth and intimate knowledge of Perth to the mix.
Evan Broadway, general manager of 6iX, hinted there could be more to come.
“Evening radio is all about having a friend to listen to and keep you company so we’re thrilled Chris will be joining the 6iX family. We’re confident this will be the first of many projects we’ll be launching with Chris in 2021,” he said.
Brad Pottinger, the station’s program director, added: “Chris brings the average age of our announcers slightly down and compliments a strong local weekend line up of John Burgess, Jukebox Saturday Night and the 60’s Soundtrack with Mike Parry. 6iX continues to invest in live and local talent while other stations look to East Coast programming.”
Ilsley said he’s looking forward to joining the team at Forever Classic 6iX.
“I know and love the music you enjoy on 6iX and can’t wait to jump on and play some great tunes,” he said.