News Talk 6PR’s New Morning Line-Up

Staff Writer

Perth’s News Talk 6PR 882 has made a change for their 2017 line-up.

After three years Gary Adshead has announced his resignation from the 6PR Morning program and will return to The West Australian Newspaper.

Gary said “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at 6PR and the immediacy and dynamics of News Talk radio. It has been a wonderful experience in building a relationship with the loyal and dedicated audience associated with the station”.

Replacing Gary will be Gareth Parker who has been with The West Australian for the last thirteen years. For the last couple of years Gareth has served as Political Editor and is no stranger to the News Talk 6PR 882 audience, having filled in regularly on both the Mornings and Drive programs.

Gareth Parker said, “After nearly 13 years at the West Australian I am incredibly excited about my new challenge. There’s going to be plenty to talk about with the state election looming and WA’s economy and society going through such a period of challenge and change. As I know first hand from my time in the fill-in chair, 6PR listeners’ passion and engagement about our wonderful community are unmatched and I look forward to bringing the stations loyal audience all the news and views they need from WA and around the world”.

6PR Commercial Director, Barrie Quick said “We are pleased to be launching into 2017 with a new and exciting line up. The inclusion of Gareth Parker, who we regard as the best fresh talent in the market, together with Steve Mills and Basil Zempilas in Breakfast, Simon Beaumont in Afternoons, Karl Langdon and Paul Hasleby in Sports Day and Chris Ilsley in Perth Tonight, provides News Talk 6PR 882 with a great platform to further build on the audience gains achieved in 2016.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Gary Adshead for his efforts over the last three years and wish him well for the future. I am pleased that Gary will continue to be part of the News Talk 6PR team in some capacity.” 

Macquarie Media Chief Operating Officer, Adam Lang  also commented “News Talk 6PR 882 is a critical part of Perth as well as being part of our national News Talk network alongside 2GB in Sydney, 3AW in Melbourne and 4BC in Brisbane. We see these changes as an exciting part of building our national audience with the most iconic station brand in Perth radio.”    


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