The radio men awarded on Australia Day
ABC Radio presenter Peter Goers has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the community as a radio broadcaster in the 2013 Australia Day Honours list.
Peter has been the presenter of evenings on 891 ABC Adelaide since 2004 after doing guest spots and fill-in shifts for a number of years before that.
His career in the entertainment industry has spanned more than 35 years and includes theatre, television, press and radio.
ABC Local Content Manager in S.A. Graeme Bennett said:
“Peter’s contribution to ABC Local Radio has been immense, but his contribution to our community has been greater still. Since he joined 891 ABC Adelaide in 2004, he has shown his true colours: compassion, humour and a love of his home state and every person in it. We’re absolutely thrilled at this humbling honour, and privileged to work with a great South Australian. Onya Goersy.”
The Evenings program with Peter Goers can be heard 7pm – 10pm weeknights on 891 ABC Adelaide and on regional Local Radio stations 639 ABC North & West, 1485 ABC Eyre Peninsula, 1062 ABC Riverland, ABC South East and 999 ABC Broken Hill.
Triple M Sydney's Mark Geyer has also been awarded an OAM for his services to Rugby League and his charity work in the community.
“It’s unbelievable, not in my wildest dreams did I imagine that after my name I would have OAM. It’s an illustrious list, I’ve come a long way since my NRL days and it’s a testament that anyone can turn their life around for the better."
“Having five kids is the best thing that ever happened to me, and from the moment I retired from professional sport I found my passion in charity work."
“This OAM wouldn’t have happened without Triple M, they’ve given me a voice and a way to connect with people in need, including our segment Random Acts of Kindness and the now famed Legends of Origin Match”
ABC Cricket commentator Jim Maxwell has been recognised on Australia Day with an AM.
Jim has been awarded for significant service to sport, particularly cricket, as a commentator, and to the community.
i98FM breakfast host Marty Haynes has also been recognised for his fund raising work and has been named Wollongong's Citizen of the Year.
Marty is a champion of the annual Camp Quality Convoy for Kids after becoming involved in 1997 and has helped raise almost $3.2 million in the Illawarra.
Marty is pictured at the 2012 Convoy with co-host Bianca Dye.