ABC Goulburn Murray 90th Anniversary Celebrated Ahead of Wodonga Reduced Programming in 2022 | Border mail

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A REDUCTION in Wodonga radio programming was championed by one of the senior CBA officials. Public broadcaster’s regional, rural and emergency manager Hugh Martin said the move to Victoria-wide accommodation after 9 a.m. on weekdays starting next year was motivated by listeners . He was commenting on a show at Wodonga’s Junction Place Thursday to mark 90 years since ABC Goulburn Murray first aired on the air as 2CO. “The logic continues to evolve with wide public demand,” Mr. Martin said. “We have seen for over 90 years that the ABC has always tried to adapt and evolve with what the public wants, whether it is from a technological point of view or from our programming work.” The change will see Sandra Moon’s Breakfast Show end at 9 a.m. and Alice Walker’s 10-11 a.m. schedule will be discontinued. Ms Walker will now contribute to the statewide show. “I know Alice is a wonderful presenter and reporter and the team here are doing a tremendous job and will continue to produce great stories for Goulburn Murray audiences through this program,” said Martin. IN OTHER NEWS: The National Chief said ABC Riverina will continue to broadcast Wagga shows between 9am and 10am on weekdays for “the foreseeable future.” Mr Martin, who traveled from Ballarat for Thursday’s milestone, was impressed to learn the story of 2CO helping guide the Uiver to an emergency landing in Albury during the air race from London to Melbourne in 1934. This was one of many historical reflections, with former Jerilderie chain, Merrill Boyd, recounting how she was paid $ 1.75 for a story and former station employee Jean Whitla recalling her role in the search for a killer. Ms Whitla was tasked with marking the anniversary by lifting a cupcake which then sparked a rendition of Happy Birthday. Other on-air guests included Indi member Helen Haines and advisers John Watson, of Wodonga, and Alice Glachan, of Albury. ABC’s longest-serving employee Goulburn Murray, Chief of Staff Gaye Pattison, who joined then CO-FM in 1993, has been delighted with the reaction to the occasion. “It’s wonderful to see such a turnout of people celebrating with us,” Ms. Pattison said. “We have been there when there has been celebration and commiseration and we have been fortunate to be witnesses of history.” The station made its AM radio debut on December 16, 1931, with a big launch at the Corowa Literary Institute with the city of NSW reflected in the 2CO callsign. Since then he has had homes in Albury and Wodonga, changed his name and radio group, and went online. Our journalists work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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