PROGRAMMING

HIT STATIONS (FM)

Our younger stations are known in the trade as Hot Adult Contemporary, which simply means they play the latest pop, rock and dance from today’s artists, and feature some of Australian media’s most talked about personalities.

ACE PROGRAMMING

ACE Radio broadcasts through (9) AM and (9) FM stations, each have a strong commitment to local and national news and sport, and a heavy community involvement.

HERITAGE STATIONS (AM)

These stations go back to the earliest days of radio. But far from living in the past, these stations provide the latest local and national news and sport, plus interactive local talkback. This information mix is complemented with a classic hits format featuring the best songs from the greatest acts of the last 40 years.

THE MORNING CREW

According to Gabi, Dan isn’t actually a real person but more of a cartoon character. With his bare feet, interesting attire, a frozen coke permanently attached to his hand and his random facts about trains, we think they may be on to something! But Dan is also the most patient of The Morning Crew… you’d have to be dealing with his cohost at work and then going home to 4 young boys!

Gabi has grown up with two older brothers, so Dan is childsplay for her. She’s always up for a laugh – even if it’s at her expense and holds no secrets on air. Whatever’s happening in her life, you’ll hear about it no matter how embarrassing it may be.

Listen every weekday morning to expect the unexpected… Gabi tells it how it is and Dan just tries to keep everything running smoothly!

MIXX BREKKY

Blake is a fresh-faced 24 year old boy…sorry, man…who hails from Albury (or is it Wodonga?!).

He has three main loves…

1. Food (who knew one man could eat so much)

2. Essendon (he has an unhealthy man-crush on Cobden boy Zach Merrett)

3. Did we mention food?

Listen from 6am weekdays to find out everything that’s happening across the South West, from Colac to the coast.
Local news and sport, games and prizes, plus plenty of chances for you to get involved – this is YOUR brekky show!

JON AND JULIE’S EASY BREAKFAST

Jon Vertigan is the son of John Vertigan, who for many years was a Melbourne radio personality on 3UZ. John has retired, with son Jon following in his radio footsteps.

Jon has been on air himself for nearly 30 years, and is teaming up with his great friend and co-host Julie Strini for 3MP’s Easy Breakfast. Jon has worked right throughout Regional Victoria, Melbourne, Sydney and now at Easy Music 3MP. Outside of radio he enjoys eating, drinking, running, watching the Essendon Bombers, doing fake race calls, and spending time with his wife and two teenage children.

Julie Strini started radio announcing more than 20 years ago, with Jon at 3TR. She loves sharing her personality and stories, many of them involving her childhood sweetheart husband and two teenage daughters. She is also a multi award winning stage actress and film producer. Julie loves Michael Buble’ and yoga, but her guilty pleasures include hair rock and boxing. Classic Gemini. She also enjoys mowing lawns, musical theatre and perfecting her thai green curry.

EMILY CANNING

Emily Canning’s passion for radio started at a young age with a cassette deck and a microphone and radio was always the dream.

Her first job in radio was a memorable one arriving in Karratha WA the same day as Cyclone Bobby she was then lucky enough to make the move back to Victoria to work with ACE.

With over 20 years experience Emily has had many different roles over the years but it’s behind the microphone where her true love of radio lies.

Emily lives on a farm with her husband and 3 busy kids, she loves spending time in the paddocks on her brand new ride on mower, listening to her favourite music (loud) and getting stuck into a good book.

CATHY JUBB

Cathy Jubb has enjoyed a radio career spanning more than 25 years in both on air and off air roles, but music presenting is where her heart lies. Outside of radio, she enjoys spending time with family, getting into the garden, playing guitar and barracking loudly for Carlton

THE MORNING RUSH

Together, Sean and Kate share a unique chemistry which sees them chatting each morning about the issues of the day over breakfast. It’s easy to forget that you’re listening to the radio. It’s like you have the two of them sitting with you at the breakfast table or catching with mates.

So pull up a seat, BYO snacks weekdays from 6 – 8.30am.
Play Australia’s favourite radio game ‘radio scattegories’ for the cash jackpot of the day.
Catch up with Peter Ford for all the Celebrity and Entertainment goss and Tony Leonard for the latest in sport.

Everyone is welcome at the table.

KATE, TIM & JOEL

Three of Australia’s most respected personalities come together for the drive home.

Kate Ritchie, Tim Blackwell and Joel Creasey bring a conversational cheekiness to the airwaves. Mixing the day’s hot topics with the best of the web, Kate, Tim & Joel engage their audience by letting them join their ‘club’.

FITZY & WIPPA

The ‘nice guys’ of radio are the duo who get you home with a laugh.

The “nice guys” of radio Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald and Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli are the duo that can get you home with a laugh – at their own expense – from 3pm to 5pm weekdays. Their remarkable chemistry creates regular moments that make listeners smile, giggle or just plain LOL. No matter what the topic our boys will have their own unique take on it.

DENIS WALTER

Denis Walter is one of Victoria’s most iconic voices, in more ways than one. He’s been a well-respected radio presenter in Melbourne since the 80’s. A new challenge for Denis in 2020 is Nights – right across Victoria and Southern New South Wales.

Aside from his radio career, Denis has also enjoyed a decorated singing career, with his incredible baritone voice giving Australians spine-tingles every Christmas Eve at the annual Carols by Candlelight concert. Tune in for the Denis you know and love, covering the issues that matter to you. Denis lives in Geelong and takes every opportunity to spruik his beloved Cats!

NEIL MITCHELL

Neil is one of Australia’s most experienced journalists with success in newspapers, radio and television. He was one of the youngest editors of a daily metropolitan newspaper, The Herald.

Neil was also a reporter, columnist and news executive at The Age for 16 years, including four years as sports editor. He has also worked for Time Magazine, and presented documentaries and his own talkback TV program on both the Nine and Ten networks.

He began at 3AW on weekends and Drive in 1987. In 1990 he moved to the morning program where he has dominated the ratings ever since.

TOM ELLIOTT

Tom is the Managing Director and a co-founder of Melbourne based hedge fund, MM and E Capital Pty Ltd. Tom is also a contributor to Channel 9’s Sunday program and writes for various publications on mainly financial issues.

Get in touch with Tom weekdays between 3-6pm on 13 13 32

COUNTRY TODAY

For the stories that matter, rural Victoria looks to the flagship program, Country Today. Our trusted, radio veteran Libby Price is joined by a team of seven experienced rural based journalists to present the program twice each weekday

KYLIE AND KEV

Kylie King. Border local and sporting tragic. You may remember Kylie as sports presenter on Prime Local News or more recently on the TV coverage of The Supercars. Paired up with North’s Hockey Club Premiership 3peat player (Division 3) and father of 5 kids, Kevin Poulton.

Wake up with Kylie and Kev weekday mornings from 6am with a mix of local news, fun and stories that matter to the border region.

THE WEEKENDER

Each Saturday morning Kev Poulton connects Albury/Wodonga with 2AY’s extensive 7 day Local News, plays music you love, and discovers helpful advice from local lifestyle experts.

Topics include Pets, Travel, Technology & more

AFL NATION ON THE BORDER

AFL Live is back for another huge season, we are proud to bring you the most comprehensive coverage of the 2019 AFL Season. Australia’s most experienced football commentary team will bring the excitement of AFL Nation straight to you each weekend.

The 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season runs over 27 weekends with 23 Home & Away rounds and 4 finals weekends.