Grant Broadcasters confirm new host for Tasmania Talks show

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Tasmania Talks
Aaron Stevens succeeds Brian Carlton as host of Tasmania Talks

Grant Broadcasters have installed Aaron Stevens as host of its Tasmania Talks morning show.

The popular radio program is broadcast across five Northern Tasmanian markets with an audience in excess of 250,000 people, according to the network.

“I’m very much looking forward, along with my family in returning to beautiful Tasmania, to take up such an important and high-profile position in local media,” said Stevens.

“Tasmania has enjoyed tremendous growth and increasing popularity over recent years and to be fronting Tasmania Talks represents an opportunity I’m very keen to embrace”.

The show will be a mix of current affairs, magazine segments, regular experts and talkback.

Stevens’ appointment follows the shock exit of veteran radio personality Brian Carlton, who quit his posting last October citing “personal reasons”.

Triple M Hobart Breakfast

Brian Carlton defected to Southern Cross Austereo last year

The following month it was revealed he would replace Dave Noonon on Triple M Hobart.

Tasmania Talks launched in September 2015 across five stations owned by Grants; 89.3 LAFM Launceston, 7SD 95.7 Scottsdale, 105.1 St Marys, 92.1 St Helens, 98.9 7AD Devonport, 100.9 7BU Burnie, and 7XS West Coast.

General manager of Grants in Tasmania, Tim Holder, believe Stevens can maintain the audience when the show returns on February 3.

“We are delighted to have secured Aaron to head our flagship show Tasmania Talks,” said Holder. “Aaron knows Tasmania well having lived here previously.

“The show represents localism on steroids, galvanising the interests of Northern Tasmania and is symbolic of the deeper local commitment Grant Broadcasters has in local markets,” he said.

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