Craig Zonca and Rebecca Levingston will team up to present breakfast from 6am to 10am (with a 30-minute break for AM at 8.00am). The new Breakfast program will provide an opportunity to highlight local stories, people, and events along with regular weather and traffic updates.
Mr Mason said the move to introduce co-hosted Breakfast programs in some of ABC’s key capital city markets was due to the overwhelmingly positive response from listeners in cities where a ‘double-header’ presentation had been trialled. “The industry bench-mark for Breakfast is for a two-person presentation and in Adelaide the combination of our Breakfast and Mornings presenters has helped push that show to the top of its timeslot.”
A new mid-morning program Focus Brisbane launches with Emma Griffiths at the helm. The program (10.00 am to 11.00am) will cover a wide range of local and topical issues.
Richard Fidler will share presenter duties with Sarah Kanowski on Conversations for 2018 which will continue its national broadcast from 11.00 am to midday weekdays.
Myf Warhurst returns to Local Radio airwaves with a new program showcasing Australian music, regional artists and music festivals. The mixture of music and talk will be broadcast from 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm.
The Afternoon and Drive programs shift later into the day with Afternoons from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm and Drive from 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm.
In 2018, ABC Radio Brisbane welcomes new presenter, Katherine Feeney, into the Afternoons timeslot and Steve Austin moves to a new-look Drive program.
Rounding out the day, Kelly Higgins-Devine presents state wide Evenings from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm.
And ABC Radio Brisbane is excited to announce Loretta Ryan as its new Weekends presenter.