Lish Fejer to Breakfast in ABC Canberra’s 2020 lineup

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ABC Canberra

ABC Radio Canberra has revealed a new-look 2020 lineup, with Lish Fejer taking over Breakfast duties from Dan Bourchier.

Dan finishes three years on the show, and will continue to present ABC TV 7pm News.

Adam Shirley will join Lish from 8:30am and then present the following Mornings.

Paul Kruger returns to Afternoons which will now go for an extra hour (12:30pm-3:30pm) and Anna Vidot will present Drive (3:30pm-6:30pm).

As previously reported by Radio Today, Myf Warhurst won’t return with her music and culture show. As a result ABC Canberra will have local broadcasting for an extra hour each day.

“I’ve lived in Canberra on and off since the early 1990s and I really love this town – our community, our climate, our identity and the perfect position it holds in the hills,” said Lish.

“Our ABC Radio Canberra audience is switched on, generous, connected and considered. They are also funny and I’m keen to dive into that hive mind and have some fun.”

Dan welcomed his incoming replacement, who has been “an unwavering supporter over the year.”

“I’m tremendously grateful to the listeners on ABC Radio Canberra Breakfast for embracing me, welcoming me in, sharing their stories and helping to write new stories with me. It’s been an honour.”

Another big change will see Greg Bayliss leave Saturday Breakfast after over a decade in the chair. He’ll be replaced by Adrienne Francis.

“After more than a decade, it will be nice to be a participant in the myriad activities that happen on Saturday mornings across the ACT and in surrounding towns and communities,” said Greg.

“I have made some wonderful friendships in the community, and enjoyed the privilege of meeting so many young people (and just about everyone is young relative to me!) who are so committed, confident and making a difference in our community.”

Meantime, Kim Huynh moves to the Sunday Brunch slot, and Sarah Macdonald will take over from Chris Bath on Evenings.

“I’m thrilled to announce a refreshed line-up for 2020, and delighted to welcome Lish to the Breakfast program, along with Adrienne on Saturday Breakfast and Kim to Sunday Brunch,” said ABC Canberra editor Michelle Ainsworth.

The breadth of their combined experience and backgrounds will make for compelling listening for local audiences throughout the day and week.

“Extended time slots for Afternoons and Drive mean that we’ll be broadcasting local for longer each week day, allowing the station to provide audiences with more local updates, stories, traffic and news throughout the afternoon and end of day commute.”

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