Radio Today
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Trevor Leutton hangs up his radio boots

After over 40 years hosting various shows across radio, Trevor Leutton turned off the microphone in the 4BU Studio for the last time on Friday.

The station’s content director Mark Hamel will be taking over Luetton’s seat on the Breakfast Show until a new host is announced.

Leutton started in 1974 at 4SB Kingaroy doing Nights, working his way up to Breakfast and then programme manager. He then moved to Cairns to work for 4AM Mareeba as the promotions manager for 12 months.

In 1981 Leutton moved to Bundaberg’s 4BU on Afternoons, followed by a shift to Breakfast before his eventual promotion to programme manager.

“I started work in radio after long wanting to be part of the industry since I was a small boy listening to 4BC in Brisbane,” the radio veteran said after announcing his retirement.

“I’m looking forward to a new chapter in our lives…and being able to sleep in!”

4BU general manager Trish Mears said it was the end of an era. “Trevor has been an “institution” on Classic Hits 4BU with generations listening to him over the years.”

“We will miss him, as will Bundaberg, but we wish Trevor and Kath a wonderful retirement with time to enjoy life to the full.”

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Michael
21 Apr 2017 - 7:43 pm

Hopefully he decides to come out of retirement and gets back into radio elsewhere. Passionate man who deserved better treatment at the back end of his career. It’s a shame personal desires of some people got in the way of his show, good luck TL!

Grace Hartley
24 Apr 2017 - 12:47 pm

Thank you Michael for your comment. Being media, any valedictory article can rightly be viewed with a sense of cynicism as to whether the words match the sentiment. Clearly there is a difference here.

Thanks also to Radio Today for publishing such a comment. Too often, the former owners were far too cautious due to the structure of all radio industry websites that publish stories about companies they seek job ads from (not insurmountable in itself).

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