6PR find a new afternoon host

Staff Writer

On New Years Eve we told you that 6PR's afternoon host, Tony McManus, had been sacked by the station after more than 13 years. The Fairfax run station were reportedly exploring new directions (see more here).

They have now announced that Perth personality Jane Marwick (right) will fill the afternoon slot at the station from January 28.

Marwick has previously worked at 2UE and in the Perth market has been on 92.9 breakfast and also spent 2 years alongside Gary Shannon on 96FM.

6PR GM Martin Boylen told WA Today:

"We were looking at changing the program and Jane provided that change by being so different and so well-known by the audience"

"She's a very experienced broadcaster, she's done a lot of work on 6PR in Paul Murray's 'Friday Free For All' and also filled in a lot in 2012. She was excellent and we also had lots of positive feedback from listeners. Often she'd be on and I'd be getting two or three emails about how great she was."

Talking about her radio background, Marwick said:

"Growing up in country WA meant a reliance on radio. Every morning at the breakfast table we would listen to the ABC news. My fondness for the medium began there and then and I always knew from an early age I wanted to work in radio. I love the immediacy and the surprises. I love chasing a story."

On what she'll bring to the new afternoon show….

"It will reflect my interests; it's an election year locally and federally, but it won't be all politics. My interests are extremely varied, I love history and politics, I'm a keen gardener, I grow most of my own vegetables and have chooks in my backyard. I do a lot of cooking. So I suppose the program will reflect those interests.

"I really like teenagers, I'm probably one of the few. I love indie music; I've worked at triple j. I think we can freshen things up. I'm going to bring my take on things.

"Everyone will feel they can participate and have a voice. I think it's very important we hear all viewpoints."

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