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Jon Faine to retire at the end of 2019

21 January 2019

ABC Radio Melbourne broadcaster Jon Faine has announced he will retire at the end of 2019, reports ABC News. Faine has hosted the weekday Mornings program for 23 years, in which...

ABC Retail launches website for smartphones

13 November 2014

ABC Retail has launched a new website that is optimised for smartphones.‘Having a mobile retail experience for ABC Shop was a critical element in ABC Retail’s customer focus strategy where we recognise...

ABC opens flagship Melbourne CBD store 

23 June 2014

The ABC has opened its flagship store at the new Emporium shopping centre in Melbourne’s CBD. The store is located on the centre’s third level and features ‘two reading areas,...

Bryce to deliver 2013 Boyer Lectures 

7 October 2013

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has announced that the Governor General of Australia Quentin Bryce will deliver the 2013 Boyer Lectures next month. The lectures will be broadcast on Radio National...

Safran presents true crime series on Radio National

30 August 2013

Author and broadcaster John Safran is currently presenting a six-part series about true crime writing on ABC Radio National. ‘John Safran’s True Crime’ is being broadcast on Radio National each Sunday at 3pm, and again each...

Epstein launches new book club on ABC radio 

7 May 2013

Journalist and radio personality Rafael Epstein has launched a new book club for listeners of his Melbourne ABC radio program Drive. According to the ABC, Read with Raf will offer...

ABC launches new educational website 

10 April 2013

The ABC has launched a new educational website aimed at providing online educational material to children, teachers and parents. The website, called Splash, is funded by the Federal Department of Broadband, Communication...

New name for ‘First Tuesday Book Club’ 

6 March 2013

The ABC’s First Tuesday Book Club has been renamed the Book Club. A spokesperson for the program told Books+Publishing that the First Tuesday Book Club team felt ‘it was time...

Radio National to cut Book Reading 

26 September 2012

The ABC will cut its Book Reading program, among several cuts to the national broadcaster’s programming, reports the Australian. The newspaper, which quotes an email sent by Radio National manager...

Rolley to leave SWF

29 May 2012

The Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) has announced that current director Chip Rolley will leave the festival in August to take up the role of editor of the ABC’s The Drum....

Koval leaves the ABC 

2 November 2011

Ramona Koval, presenter of ABC Radio National?s Book Show, has left the ABC. Koval?s departure comes after Radio National's planned changes to its Book Show program that will 'refocus the...

Koval leaves the ABC 

2 November 2011

Ramona Koval, presenter of ABC Radio National's Book Show, has left the ABC. Koval's departure comes after Radio National's planned changes to its Book Show program that will 'refocus the...

‘The Slap’ on TV 

28 September 2011

The first episode of the eight-part mini-series adaptation of The Slap (Christos Tsiolkas, A&U) is due to air on ABC1 on Thursday, 6 October at 8.30pm. Each episode, like the...

Brooks to deliver ABC lectures 

31 May 2011

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has announced that author Geraldine Brooks will deliver this year's Boyer Lectures. Brooks will present four lectures on ABC Radio National from November 2011. The...

ABC Books launches ebook list 

26 January 2011

ABC Books, which is published by HarperCollins, launched its ebook program this week with 27 titles from a range of authors including Sally Wise, Steve Cannane, Craig Lowndes, Claire Hooper,...