Peter Psaltis celebrates 20 years with 4BC
Sports broadcaster and rugby league commentator Peter Psaltis celebrates 20 years with Brisbane’s 4BC 882 today.
As host of 4BC’s localised version of Wide World of Sports, Psaltis is also the resident sports expert during 4BC Breakfast with Neil Breen.
His radio career started in 1997 as a panel operator for the Continuous Call Team before moving up to panel for Peter Dick Afternoons and Greg Cary’s Drive show.
He then spent time as John Laws’ Brisbane producer before finding his feet calling the footy with Rod Tiley and Trevor Gillmeister in 2002.
The following year, Psalty worked with John McCoy, Wally Lewis and Brett Kenny calling Broncos games on 4BC and by the mid-2000s he had started producing Sports Today and co-hosting the show with the late great sports commentator, Billy J Smith.
4BC Content Manager, Max Dudley, congratulated Psaltis on the milestone.
He said: “When you think about 4BC it’s hard to think of it without Psalty. He’s a much-loved part of the 4BC family and his passion for sport and rugby league is inimitable. We now know Psalty as the voice of sport for 4BC and the best rugby league caller in Queensland.”
Psaltis has had numerous career highlights over the past 20 years, which include attending the Olympic and Commonwealth Games on behalf of 4BC, covering different Queensland sporting teams and State of Origin games, interviewing such greats as Greg Norman AO, Wayne Bennett and Rod Laver, and doing Ash Barty’s first-ever radio interview – and now her last, on the 4BC Wide World of Sports show last night.
Away from sport, Psaltis has had several personal highlights to celebrate over the past 20 years, including his marriage to Thimitra and their two children, nine-year-old Fotini and seven-year-old Vasili.
4BC 882’s Wide World of Sports show is on air Monday-Thursday from 6 pm-7 pm.