Posted December 4th, 2011 by debritz
Gold Coast breakfast radio host Tim Cox says he's excited about packing his bags and moving to Brisbane.
As part of a series of changes at 612ABC, Cox (at left in picture) will be hosting the daily drive program in 2012.
Cox, who has most recently been heard on 91.7 ABC Gold Coast and had a long career before that on ABC Tasmania, won't be joining the ranks of the Coast-to-city commuters. He told me he will definitely be moving to somewhere in Brisbane, where he'll be working from the new ABC studios at South Bank.
"We have a few areas in mind but want to be settled before I start on-air," he said.
Cox said the priority was getting his young son settled in a new school.
"[I'm] very excited about the move - for me, 612 embodies all that is great about ABC Local Radio."
Meanwhile, Steve Austin (right in picture) says he's honoured to be asked to take back the reins of the 612 morning shift, which he hosted in the early 2000s before moving to evenings.
"I can't think of a more exciting time then now to be returning to mornings. 2012 is shaping up one of the most interesting periods in my lifetime. You can expect some quality debates, panels, distinguished guests and a bit of fun along the way," he said in an ABC media release.
"I look forward to the challenging role and hope the listeners will be both surprised and entertained as we bring the realities of the world closer to Brisbane.”
"I'm looking forward to being a part of that and all that Brisbane has to offer."
Photos from abc.net.au.
Posted December 3rd, 2011 by debritz
In answer to questions about the Nova 106.9FM line-up for 2012, my information from a self-described "extremely credible source" is that Stand-In Dan Anstey will be only warming the seat anchoring the Ash, Camilla and Luttsy show until early in the new year.
Former Nova anchor Kip Wightman, who is currently being heard on Nova's half-sister station 97.3FM, is expected to return to the job in April.
Anstey will remain with the station in an as-yet-unspecified role.