6PR’s 2021 lineup: Gareth Parker in Breakfast and Liam Bartlett in Mornings
Pictured: Steve Mills, Gareth Parker, Liam Bartlett and Oliver Peterson
Nine Radio’s 6PR has revealed its all-male talent lineup for 2021 to fill the void left in Brekafast by Basil Zempilas.
Zempilas’ current co-host Steve Mills will move into the Afternoons slot, and current Mornings host Gareth Parker will take over Breakfast.
The void in the Mornings slot will be filled by 60 Minutes journalist Liam Bartlett, who is rejoining 6PR.
Current Afternoons announcer Simon Beaumont will host a new weekend Morning program.
Oliver Peterson will continue in Drive.
6PR’s content manager Emily White said the station is very excited by the new on-air team.
“Gareth Parker is perfectly placed to lead our talk radio format through the next decade with his great style of broadcasting and journalism he has honed in the Mornings slot,” she said. “His ability to break stories, analyse events and set the news agenda will be the driving force of a reshaped 6PR.
“We are similarly delighted that Liam Bartlett is making his return to daily radio as the new host of Mornings, a slot he has dominated previously, and we’re very happy that Millsy has found a new home on Afternoons. Together with Oly in Drive and Beauy supercharging our weekends, it makes for a formidable lineup seven days a week and delivers on our promise of the best live and local, news, sport, weather, traffic, information and entertainment.”
Bartlett will continue to file stories for 60 Minutes, which is broadcast on Nine’s television network.
He said the opportunity to rejoin the 6PR team and represent the Perth audience was just too good to pass up.
“To advocate on behalf of so many great listeners and help keep our decision makers honest is what makes the Morning program so special and the reason I’m so thrilled to be returning,” he said.
Breakfast’s Parker said he couldn’t be more excited.
“It’s a huge privilege and big responsibility to wake up with our wonderful 6PR listeners and help get the day underway.”
“We want to set the agenda with the big interviews and the most relevant breaking news, but it’s also about that essential traffic and weather info that helps people navigate the morning, the latest in sport and entertainment while having those great talkback conversations and plenty of fun along the way.”