6PR’s Chris Ilsley resurfaces at Perth’s 6iX

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Chris Ilsley is back on the air, with a new Sunday night program on Perth’s 6iX.

Ilsley had been at 6PR in roles including Overnights and as host of The Nightshift.

He was replaced by Tod Johnston on the Nine Radio-owned station at the start of this year. At the time, the station’s content manager, Emily White, thanked him for his hard work, and said she was looking forward to working with him on future opportunities at the station.

Now, however, Isley has revealed he will be on air on 6iX from 6pm to midnight on Sundays.

The Chris Isley Project will provide the latest news, sport, entertainment, celebrity guests and ‘forever classic favourites’.

“This will be the only live and local music show on radio in Perth,” the station said, noting Ilsley will also add his own unique brand of humour, warmth and intimate knowledge of Perth to the mix.

Evan Broadway, general manager of 6iX, hinted there could be more to come.

“Evening radio is all about having a friend to listen to and keep you company so we’re thrilled Chris will be joining the 6iX family. We’re confident this will be the first of many projects we’ll be launching with Chris in 2021,” he said.

Brad Pottinger, the station’s program director, added: “Chris brings the average age of our announcers slightly down and compliments a strong local weekend line up of John Burgess, Jukebox Saturday Night and the 60’s Soundtrack with Mike Parry. 6iX continues to invest in live and local talent while other stations look to East Coast programming.”

Ilsley said he’s looking forward to joining the team at Forever Classic 6iX.

“I know and love the music you enjoy on 6iX and can’t wait to jump on and play some great tunes,” he said.

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Tony Ilian
7 Apr 2021 - 1:00 pm

Good on you Chris. You can’t keep a good man down. Go well. TI

Darren Moss
7 Apr 2021 - 1:34 pm

A very good get for 6iX. Chris is one of the hardest working guys in Australian radio.

brian lane
16 Apr 2021 - 8:24 pm

So glad that you are back on the air waves. We will be tuning in to 6ix to be with you.

Patricia Mahoney
18 Apr 2021 - 5:42 pm

Chris – try not to play 30 seconds of songs like others do – most annoying – do not listen to that any more

Lauretta Yonemura
19 Apr 2021 - 7:07 am

I remember reading Nancy Drew books and feeling the same way.

Nigel
21 Apr 2021 - 11:04 pm

Looking forward to to hearing you again on the airways again

Jacqui
29 Apr 2021 - 6:48 pm

So pleased to have found you on my radio again. I’ll listen with interest and it’s just not the same without you broadcasting, Chris.

Valerie McIntosh
2 May 2021 - 8:37 pm

Will be listening to you on Sunday nights Chris ,Can’t stand your replacement on PR,
I did write to PR ,but they didn’t have the decency to reply,
Hope you get more nights on 6ix Good luck and I hope you and your wife are keeping well in this crazy world Cheers

George Leathley
5 May 2021 - 11:56 am

Hi Chris

I googled your name to find out what you were currently doing , and to my surprise, I note you are working Sunday nights on 6IX. I always turned my radio on and listened to you every night. I was saddened to hear you had left 6PR. I still go to bed listening to 6PR but I don’t like it at all. Listening to part songs is so boring. I’m changing to 6IX as from tonight and look forward to hearing you on Sunday nights. Good Luck Chris
Regards George Leathley

Noelene
14 May 2021 - 1:17 am

So glad your back. I’m sick of the little grabs of songs on other stations and then that tiny bit is spoiled by someone trying to sing it aswell.
After listening to other station since Graham mayberry started it’s not really any longer talk back.

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