Alan Baskin joins Air News


A very familiar radio voice has returned to the airwaves, with respected former ARN newsreader Alan Baskin now being heard across the country on Air News.

After more than two decades with the network, Baskin parted ways with ARN last year, his position reading Breakfast news on Adelaide’s Cruise 1323 made redundant.

Baskin tells Radio Today “After 50 years in radio news, I didn’t really want to just stop. But I also wanted the flexibility of working from home rather than going into someone else’s office.”

Baskin’s appointment followed discussions with Air News owner Terry Daniel.

“Terry and I had been talking for a while about the idea of doing something,” says Baskin. “When the opportunity came up, I grabbed it.”

“I’ve set up a voiceover studio at home and now I’m making good use of it.”

Baskin is presenting both state and national news.

“Air News has assembled a great group of people who put together an excellent product for stations across the country,” he says.

Baskin’s radio news career began at New Zealand’s 1XX back in 1973.

Later that decade, he took up a role at Sydney’s 2WS newsroom, and would go on to spend ten years as News Director at 2GB.

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13 Mar 2024 - 11:53 am

one of the country’s best readers Go AB


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