Journalist and farmer Bryan Littlely to front new radio show for Grants

Staff Writer

Grant Broadcast has announced it will launch a new show for South Australians who live on the land, produced and presented by fourth-generation farmer and journalist, Bryan Littlely.

Grants said the new program – titled Primary Focus – will reach diverse and vast communities across regional South Australia, with information on industries that matter most to locals.

With almost 30 years under his belt as a journalist and editor, Littlely has landed some of SA’s biggest stories with rural news and lifestyle reporting at the centre of his extensive media career.

“My first story as a cadet journalist at the Victor Harbor Times was to cover a farm walk – a sticky beak tour – and I’ve never really stopped reporting on the best of rural and regional news even when working in other fields of journalism,” Littlely said.

He launched the former Statewide section in The Advertiser, was a regional newspaper editor in the Barossa Valley, Victor Harbor, Kangaroo Island and Alice Springs and the National Agricultural Features Journalist for the Stock Journal and sister publications around Australia.

“A big part of my excitement around hosting Primary Focus is getting opportunities to chat with and learn from South Australia’s wealth of talented farmers and primary industries experts while sharing all those great stories and celebrating our collective achievements,” he added.

Grant Broadcasters VIC/SA Regional content director Mark Hyland said Bryan is perfectly positioned to engage with listeners from across regional and rural farming communities.

“With our ‘Leaders in Local’ philosophy, choosing a down-to-earth journalist with an extensive media background was essential,” Hyland said.

“Bryan will be a huge asset to our network and to listeners who depend on radio for up-to-date, engaging information on the issues that matter most to them,” Mark said.

Primary Focus launches on March 1 from 12-1pm weekdays on 5MU in the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands and South Coast; 5RM in the Riverland; 5AU in the Spencer Gulf and Flinders Ranges; 5CS through the Clare Valley, Mid North and Yorke Peninsula and 5CC on the Eyre Peninsula.

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