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Below are many of the people that make up the AIR News team. Some are experienced journalists, others have a radio pedigree and yet others are developing their skills to make themselves available for the radio newsrooms of Australia, and the world.

At April 2013, 30 of our people have been snapped up by Commercial Radio, Commercial Television, the ABC and Print Media. So someone is doing something right.

If you are a person with an interest in radio news broadcasting, and you have completed or are in the process of completing a journalism course, or have been developing experience on air with Community radio stations with a leaning to News or Sport then perhaps we can help you on your way. For further details, click here

ARTHUR (ARTIE) STEVENS

MELBOURNE

artie(AT)airnews.com.au

Artie is the man behind the AIR News operation. He conceived the niche service and now oversees the main operation, including presenting the Breakfast National News Monday to Friday and hosting The World as well as presenting a number of State based bulletins for client stations. He is currently the managing director of AIR News Pty Ltd.

He's been a broadcaster in one form or another since 1969 after starting out as a weekly Soccer reporter on Shepparton's 3SR. In the 70's he worked in production in the television industry with the Seven and Nine Networks returning to Commercial radio in the 80's with Melbourne's 3KZ/KZFM/Gold 104, including a stint in the newsroom during the original Gulf War.

He's also produced and packaged the original highly successful Magic 693 Football programs with Ian Major/Alan Jeans, then Kevin Bartlett/Stephen Quartermain/Sam Kekovitch and spent a couple of years as a producer at Sport 927.

He ran the online newsroom for Informatel for 10 years, employing and training a number of well-known Australian news presenters over the time.

He's been heavily involved with Community radio for over 20 years, was the Program Manager at South Gippsland's 3MFM during 2006 and still assists them with automation & programming advice as well as hosting the Friday Night Funbag at 6pm. He also provided production support for Vision Australia Radio Melbourne and Regional Victoria from 1993-2010. Artie was very pleased to accept Trade Membership of the Southern Community Media Association in 2007 (www.scma.org.au)

Artie also handles the Melbourne bureau on behalf of Feature Story News delivering Australian and nearby Pacific stories to stations across Europe, Africa and the Americas.

You can catch Artie Weekdays 6-12 and on most State/Territory bulletins each morning.

DAVID CONOLE

SYDNEY

david.conole(AT)airnews.com.au

Dave is AIR Sports motorsport specialist.
He's grown a motoring program into a successful car review business after his move to Sydney in 2004.

Dave was at one stage involved in Rally FM, Rally Australia’s in house radio results show, and has been a commentator at Barbagallo Raceway.

Dave is now the circuit commentator at Sydney Motorsport Park, and has interviewed most of the current crop of V8 Supercar and Dunlop Series drivers.

He's commentated for SBS’s Speedweek, plus he writes for V8 Action Illustrated and Private Fleet.

Dave Joined AIR Sport for the 2014 Bathurst 1000.

FIONA McEWAN

PERTH

fiona.mcewan(AT)airnews.com.au

Fiona studied at Perth’s Academy of Radio before taking her first broadcasting job with Radiowest/Hot FM in Kalgoorlie doing news, copywriting and announcing.

It was there that she really developed her passion for news and interviewed many politicians and prominent people including two interviews with then Prime Minister John Howard.

Fiona’s next move was to Bunbury to be breakfast co-host and news presenter for Hot FM’s WA network and producer of the AM network’s current affairs programme.

GRAHAM DAVIS

MELBOURNE

graham.davis (AT) airsport.com.au

Graham is the AIR Sport cricket specialist. He's been on-air since 2002 presenting the Saturday Evening programme on Vision Australia Radio in Melbourne before moving on to the Racing Show.

His interest in cricket started in the UK following the county cricket circuit. More recently he has combined this 40 year passion for sport, travel and broadcasting with the reporting of Test matches for the BBC World Service, Melbourne’s Radio Sport National, UK’s TalkSport and AIR Sports attending international matches in all 10 Test playing countries. He has provided Test reports direct from Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, the West Indies, Sri Lanka and Australia so far.

Graham also reports on A-league football matches and has provided updates for a number of Socceroos matches including a friendly in Ireland, the 2011 Asian Cup in Qatar and the 2015 Asian Cup in Australia.

Kym

KYM FERGUSON CARTWRIGHT

TEXAS

kym.cartwright(AT)airnews.com.au

Now based in the USA with her pilot husband Kym Ferguson Cartwright comes to Airnews with over 15 years experience. A graduate of the WA Academy of Radio her first fulltime gig was at Sun Fm/8HA Alice Springs in the late 90s.

Kym has kept the country up late as the ACRA nominated host of Talking Back The Night, Anchored the successful Wake Up breakfast show on Radiowest, reported the traffic from the chopper at ATN, been a corporate voice artist for a multinational firm, produced breakfast and been heard on air at 97.3fm and Triple M in Brisbane as well as B105, River 949, Sea Fm, Gold Fm and ABC Gold Coast.

Aside from radio her passion is classical ballet and she regularly performs with Ballet Concerto..

Catch Kym for Saturday and Sunday breakfast on AIR News.

LESLEY YEOMANS

MELBOURNE

lesley.yeomans(AT)airnews.com.au

Lesley Yeomans began her radio career in the 1980’s...moving to Hobart for her first radio job presenting the evening shift on 7HO. After a year, she moved back to Victoria to 3GL Geelong, where she worked in News and on-air, presenting shifts right across the day

Her first real “gig’ in a newsroom though was at 3XY in Melbourne where she got to work alongside some of the best journalists and broadcasters in the country.

Lesley has also worked in Sydney and Brisbane before heading back home to Melbourne where she took up positions at Triple M, 3AW and more recently Radio Sport National, where she stayed for almost 12 years producing and presenting the breakfast news bulletins

In the past few years, she’s worked for Fox News Radio in New York as their Australian correspondent, covering major stories like the Queensland floods and the Victorian bushfires

Prior to her radio career, Lesley worked as an actress and voice-over artist.

Lesley presents AIR News afternoons each weekday.

Natalie

NATALIE LIVINGSTONE

MELBOURNE

natalie.livingstone(AT)airnews.com.au

Natalie has been a broadcast journalist with BBC, Orion Media, Quidem Midlands and UTV Media in Britain.

Currently resident in Melbourne, Natalie brings a solid broadcast style to our afternoons and evenings .

PETER HOLDEN

MELBOURNE

peter.holden(AT)airnews.com.au

Peter has been around radio since he was a 14 year old back in 1995! His first on air experience was reporting basketball scores for his local community radio station.

It's no surprise that Peter has found his way to AIR News and has been a casual member of the team since our inception.

Throughout that time Peter has also worked his way through commercial radio across the East Coast of Australia, doing everything from Breakfast Radio to the Graveyard shift!

Currently you'll hear Peter on various community radio stations as an Aussie Rules commentator and of course here on AIR News as an occasional News Reader and Sports Reporter.

PETER JONES

BRISBANE

peter.jones(AT)airnews.com.au

Peter Jones has more than three decades of experience in news at city and country radio stations throughout Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania.

He's also travelled widely to all states and territories of Australia, as well as a dozen or so other countries.

This helps give him a broad understanding of Australian and overseas issues.

You can hear Peters' reports during the main news bulletins on most weekdays.

SAMUEL GORDON

CANBERRA

samuel.gordon(AT)airnews.com.au

Samuel is a former journalism student who made his first forays into mainstream radio by filling in regularly at Deniliquin's 2QN. He's currently involved in the on-air presentation side of Prime TV Canberra.

Samuel has gone from strength to strength since he joined AIR News over 6 years ago. He's a good operator. Never lets the side down.

SARAH WHARMBY

CALIFORNIA

sarah.wharmby(AT)airnews.com.au

Starting out at Warrnambool's 3YB in the early 1990's grounded Sarah in everything from news, racing and covering the local Hampden League.

Moving to Wollongong's Wave FM Sarah worked all shifts from Mid dawns to Breakfast. When she was offered the opportunity to work at 92.5 Gold FM on the Gold Coast Sarah quickly moved to breakfast where for 13 years she co-hosted a top rating breakfast show.

Sarah currently does voiceover work and reads Sunday afternoon news for Air News.

THOMAS McCOY

CANBERRA

thomas.mccoy(AT)airnews.com.au

Thomas is a journalism, computer science, and education graduate who began his working life at a range of commercial radio stations around Australia.

Ending up in Canberra and seeking new challenges, he became a federal government employee and worked in IT and public affairs roles, but remained involved with media through freelance writing, voiceovers, and casual radio announcing.

Not long ago, he spent several years in the education sector, where he was a department head for journalism and public relations, and taught subjects including journalistic writing, radio journalism and audio production.

These days he’s back in federal government employment again, but keeps his educational and journalistic passions alive through part-time teaching and contributing to AIR News.

Thomas is a regular on Sunday mornings.

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