Colin Denovan – Leaves the ABC

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Colin Denovan - Photo by Rick Lee Photography

After 23 years with the ABC, Colin Denovan is leaving after taking a redundancy. It brings to a close his time with the ABC in Melbourne and a career that spans 45 years. But it’s not over yet.

Colin started out at 3MA and STV8 in Mildura back in 1969. He was also a News Director at 3XY, 3DB and FOX FM.  Colin shares with us some the highlights during his time, including the many people he was worked with over the years and what’s next.

“I feel fortunate to have been in radio and country TV for 45 years and it’s been a wonderful career. As we all know, radio is a volatile industry and there are no guarantees but it’s been kind to me and I’ve enjoyed it, working with some very talented people along the way.



Some of those who readily come to mind are Graham Kennedy, Don Lunn, Stan Rofe, Frank Avis and Doug Aiton at the ABC. I was also fortunate to work with Australia’s best radio programmer, Rod Muir (pcitured), who spoilt me for anyone else.  

Happily, I won’t be leaving the industry altogether with some voice/over work already in the pipeline as well as freelance subediting.

I also plan to help younger people with their voice presentation skills, because I believe that would be giving something back to the industry.

While I’m not doing all that, I’ll be out on a golf course somewhere trying to do something about what appears to be an incurable slice off the tee.”

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