Grant Broadcasters has announced that Brian Carlton will anchor a new local talk show across LAFM Launceston, 7BU Burnie, 7AD Devonport, 7SD Scottsdale and 7XS Queenstown.
Executive General Manager of Tasmanian Broadcasters, Tim Holder said: “Tasmania Talks with Brian Carlton will be an unashamedly Tasmanian show with both a strong news and current affairs focus.”
Brian “Spoonman” Carlton is set to host the new nine to midday show across the group. In the 90’s he had a cult like following when he was Spoonman on Triple M nationwide. For the last couple of years he has been the EP of 2UE Drive with Justin Smith. As well as On-air at both 2GB and 2UE.
Grant’s have taken fair aim at the ABC with Tim Holder also saying: “Securing a presenter of Brian stature and ability to host Tasmania Talks is great for Tasmania. We are eagerly pursing ABC listeners whom our research indicates are disgruntled by ever changing presenters and unnecessary negativity”. “Let’s talk Tasmania up and give that silent majority a voice”!