Robert Buck known as Robbie Buck is an Australian radio announcer. Robbie's radio experience began in his home town of Lismore where he took up a late night shift on the local radio station. Once he moved to Sydney he began doing graveyard shifts on community station 2SER, became a full-time employee for the station. Following this, he spent time at SBS TV as a sound producer. During his time at SBS, he co-hosted Alchemy, a late night TV program focused on the electronic music scene. In 2003, he took on the role of a new show at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Triple J, Home and Hosed, the successor to Richard Kingsmill's Australian Music Show; the new program aired every weeknight from 9 pm for two hours, replacing the single three-hour timeslot that Kingsmill's show had taken. The show cemented the station's tradition of being a strong supporter of Australian music at a time when the station was going through turmoil in management changes. In 2006, Caroline Tran took the reins of Home and Hosed, Robbie started a new program Top Shelf Radio, airing in the afternoon drive timeslot from 3 – 5:30 pm.
He remained the host of the program until the end of the 2007 ratings period, to make way for Dools and Linda in 2008, hosted by Scott Dooley and Linda Marigliano. Robbie subsequently joined Lindsay McDougall and Marieke Hardy to host the new breakfast show, Robbie and The Doctor. During his time at Triple J, Robbie hosted the Lunch and Weekend Lunch shows, has appeared on ABC TV programs including Mondo Thingo hosted by Amanda Keller. In September 2009, Robbie announced that he would be leaving Triple J to host the Evenings program on 702 ABC Sydney, 1233 ABC Newcastle, 666 ABC Canberra and ABC Local Radio stations across New South Wales. In 2012 he was replaced by Dominic Knight and moved on to host The Inside Sleeve on Radio National until the end of the 2013 ratings year. Buck returned to 702 ABC Sydney in 2014 when he replaced Adam Spencer as host of Breakfast 5:30 – 8 am weekdays. Robbie Buck guest programs Rage Robbie Buck's page on the Triple J site
The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published in Australia from Monday to Saturday each week since 14 July 1964, is the country's most circulated nationally distributed newspaper, available in each state and territory. It rivals with other nationally distributed newspapers like the business-focused Australian Financial Review and The Saturday Paper; the Australian is owned by News Corp Australia. The Australian is published by News Corp Australia, an asset of News Corp, which owns the sole daily newspapers in Brisbane, Adelaide and Darwin, the most circulated metropolitan daily newspapers in Sydney and Melbourne. News Corp's Chairman and Founder is Rupert Murdoch; the Australian integrates content from overseas newspapers owned by News Corp Australia's international parent News Corp, including The Wall Street Journal and The Times of London. The first edition of The Australian was published by Rupert Murdoch on 15 July 1964, becoming the third national newspaper in Australia following shipping newspaper Daily Commercial News and Australian Financial Review.
Unlike other original Murdoch newspapers, it is not a tabloid publication. At the time, a national paper was considered commercially unfeasible, as newspapers relied on local advertising for their revenue; the Australian was printed in Canberra plates flown to other cities for copying. From its inception the paper struggled for financial viability and ran at a loss for several decades; the Australian's first editor was Maxwell Newton, before leaving the newspaper within a year, was succeeded by Walter Kommer, by Adrian Deamer. Under his editorship The Australian encouraged female journalists, was the first mainstream daily newspaper to hire an Aboriginal reporter, John Newfong. During the 1975 election, campaigning against the Whitlam government by its owner led to the newspaper's journalists striking over editorial direction. Editor-in-chief Chris Mitchell was appointed in 2002 and retired on 11 December 2015. In May 2010, the newspaper launched. In October 2011 The Australian announced that it was planning to become the first general newspaper in Australia to introduce a paywall, with the introduction of a $2.95 per week charge for readers to view premium content on its website, mobile phone and tablet applications.
The paywall was launched on 24 October, with a free 3 month trial. In September 2017 The Australian launched their Chinese website. In October 2018 it was announced that Chris Dore, former editor of The Daily Telegraph, would be taking over as editor-in-chief. Daily sections include National News followed by Worldwide News and Business News. Contained within each issue is a prominent op/ed section, including regular columnists and non-regular contributors. Other regular sections include Technology, Features, Legal Affairs, Defence, Horse-Racing, The Arts, Health and Higher Education. A Travel & Indulgence section is included on Saturdays, along with The Inquirer, an in-depth analysis of major stories of the week, alongside much political commentary. Saturday lift-outs include Review, focusing on books, arts and television, The Weekend Australian Magazine, the only national weekly glossy insert magazine. A glossy magazine, Wish, is published on the first Friday of the month. "The Australian has long maintained a focus on issues relating to Aboriginal disadvantage."
It devotes attention to the information technology and mining industries, as well as the science and politics of climate change. It has published numerous "special reports" into Australian energy policy; the Australian Literary Review was a monthly supplement from September 2006 to October 2011. Former editor Paul Kelly stated in 1991 that "The Australian has established itself in the marketplace as a newspaper that supports economic libertarianism". Laurie Clancy asserted in 2004 that the newspaper "is conservative in tone and oriented toward business. Former editor-in-chief Chris Mitchell has said that the editorial and op-ed pages of the newspaper are centre-right. In 2007 Crikey described the newspaper as in support of the Liberal Party and the then-Coalition government, but has pragmatically supported Labor governments in the past as well. In 2007 The Australian announced their support for the Rudd Australian Labor Party in the Federal election; the Australian presents varying views on climate change, publishing articles by those who disagree with the scientific consensus such as Ian Plimer, authors who agree with the scientific consensus such as Tim Flannery and Bjørn Lomborg.
A 2011 study of the previous seven years of articles claimed that four out of every five articles were opposed to taking action on climate change. In 2010 the ABC's Media Watch presenter Paul Barry accused The Australian of waging a campaign against the Australian Greens, the Greens' federal leader Bob Brown wrote that The Australian has "stepped out of the fourth estate by seeing itself as a determinant of democracy in Australia." In response, The Australian opined that "Greens leader Bob Brown has accused The Australian of trying to wreck the alliance between the Greens and Labor. We wear Senator Brown's criticism with pride. We believe he and his Green colleagues are hypocrites.
Richard Fidler is an Australian radio presenter and writer, best known for his hour-long interview program, Conversations with Richard Fidler on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The program is ABC Radio's most popular podcast, downloaded more than three million times per month, it features international guests from all walks of life, engaging in in-depth interviews. Fidler came to prominence in the 1980s as a member of the Doug Anthony All Stars, an Australian musical comedy group comprising Tim Ferguson and Paul McDermott; the group disbanded in 1994. Fidler began his broadcast career on TV and presented shows including Race Around the World, Mouthing Off and Vulture. In 2001, he was elected to the national committee of the Australian Republican Movement and was the chair of their Constitutional Issues committee, he resigned from these positions in 2007. In 2005, Fidler moved to Brisbane, Queensland, to host the 7pm to 10pm shift on ABC Local Radio station 612 ABC Brisbane; the following year, he took on the newly configured 11am to 3pm shift on 612 ABC.
The first hour, a long-form interview program known as Conversations, was heard on 702 ABC Sydney. Since 2012 Fidler has focused on Conversations; the show is heard each weekday between 11:05 am and midday on ABC Local Radio in all Australian states except Victoria. It is replayed at 4 pm on Saturdays. Conversations is the ABC's most downloaded podcast. In December 2015, Conversations was named by iTunes Australia as 2015's Best Classic Podcast and Most Downloaded Podcast, it was again iTunes Australia's Most Downloaded Podcast in 2016, 2017. In 2018, the program's name changed to Conversations and former Radio National arts journalist Sarah Kanowski joined Fidler as a regular host; the two presenters share duties, with Fidler presenting on Monday to Wednesday and Kanowski on Thursday and Friday. In 2011, Fidler was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to investigate new forms of public radio in the United States and the United Kingdom. Fidler is the immediate past-president of Brisbane's Institute of Modern Art and a member of its board of directors.
Fidler is married to Khym Lam and they have two children. The guitar Fidler used during his time with the DAAS was a black Yamaha APX 9-12 tuned to D standard. K." on The Big Gig. That guitar was in standard tuning. On DAAS Icon, the bulk of the album was recorded with an electric guitar in standard tuning, however some songs featured the APX 9-12. Doug Anthony Allstars, namely: Ferguson, Tim. Ghost Empire. ABC Books. ISBN 9780733335259. Fidler, Richard. Fidler was the presenter of the annual 2018 Seymour Biography Lecture at the National Library of Australia, speaking to the topic "Telling and writing the story". Official website Richard Fidler on Twitter Richard Fidler on IMDb Conversations website
University of Oxford
The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation, it grew from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to Cambridge where they established what became the University of Cambridge; the two'ancient universities' are jointly called'Oxbridge'. The history and influence of the University of Oxford has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world; the university is made up of 38 constituent colleges, a range of academic departments, which are organised into four divisions. All the colleges are self-governing institutions within the university, each controlling its own membership and with its own internal structure and activities, it does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities are scattered throughout the city centre.
Undergraduate teaching at Oxford is organised around weekly tutorials at the colleges and halls, supported by classes, lectures and laboratory work provided by university faculties and departments. It operates the world's oldest university museum, as well as the largest university press in the world and the largest academic library system nationwide. In the fiscal year ending 31 July 2018, the university had a total income of £2.237 billion, of which £579.1 million was from research grants and contracts. The university is ranked first globally by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as of 2019 and is ranked as among the world's top ten universities, it is ranked second in all major national league tables, behind Cambridge. Oxford has educated many notable alumni, including 27 prime ministers of the United Kingdom and many heads of state and government around the world; as of 2019, 69 Nobel Prize winners, 3 Fields Medalists, 6 Turing Award winners have studied, worked, or held visiting fellowships at the University of Oxford, while its alumni have won 160 Olympic medals.
Oxford is the home of numerous scholarships, including the Rhodes Scholarship, one of the oldest international graduate scholarship programmes. The University of Oxford has no known foundation date. Teaching at Oxford existed in some form as early as 1096, but it is unclear when a university came into being, it grew from 1167 when English students returned from the University of Paris. The historian Gerald of Wales lectured to such scholars in 1188 and the first known foreign scholar, Emo of Friesland, arrived in 1190; the head of the university had the title of chancellor from at least 1201, the masters were recognised as a universitas or corporation in 1231. The university was granted a royal charter in 1248 during the reign of King Henry III. After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled from the violence to Cambridge forming the University of Cambridge; the students associated together on the basis of geographical origins, into two'nations', representing the North and the South.
In centuries, geographical origins continued to influence many students' affiliations when membership of a college or hall became customary in Oxford. In addition, members of many religious orders, including Dominicans, Franciscans and Augustinians, settled in Oxford in the mid-13th century, gained influence and maintained houses or halls for students. At about the same time, private benefactors established colleges as self-contained scholarly communities. Among the earliest such founders were William of Durham, who in 1249 endowed University College, John Balliol, father of a future King of Scots. Another founder, Walter de Merton, a Lord Chancellor of England and afterwards Bishop of Rochester, devised a series of regulations for college life. Thereafter, an increasing number of students lived in colleges rather than in halls and religious houses. In 1333–34, an attempt by some dissatisfied Oxford scholars to found a new university at Stamford, was blocked by the universities of Oxford and Cambridge petitioning King Edward III.
Thereafter, until the 1820s, no new universities were allowed to be founded in England in London. The new learning of the Renaissance influenced Oxford from the late 15th century onwards. Among university scholars of the period were William Grocyn, who contributed to the revival of Greek language studies, John Colet, the noted biblical scholar. With the English Reformation and the breaking of communion with the Roman Catholic Church, recusant scholars from Oxford fled to continental Europe, settling at the University of Douai; the method of teaching at Oxford was transformed from the medieval scholastic method to Renaissance education, although institutions associated with the university suffered losses of land and revenues. As a centre of learning and scholarship, Oxford's reputation declined in the Age of Enlightenment. In 1636 William Laud, the chancellor and Archbishop of Canterbury, codified the university's statutes. These, to a large extent, remained its gove
Nine Publishing is a media company in Australia and New Zealand, with investments in newspaper, magazines and digital properties. The company was founded by John Fairfax, who purchased The Sydney Morning Herald in 1841; the Fairfax family retained control of the business until late in the 20th century. The company owned regional and other major Australian newspapers, including The Age, Australian Financial Review and Canberra Times, majority stakes in property business Domain Group and the Macquarie Radio Network, joint ventures in streaming service Stan and online publisher HuffPost Australia; the group's last chairman was Nick Falloon and the chief executive officer was Greg Hywood. On 26 July 2018, Fairfax Media and Nine Entertainment Co. announced it had agreed on terms for a merger between the two companies to become Australia's largest media company. Shareholders in Nine Entertainment Co. took a 51% of the combined entity and Fairfax shareholders own 49%. Fairfax Media was delisted from the Australian Securities Exchange in December 2018.
John Fairfax purchased The Sydney Morning Herald in 1841. Several generations of the Fairfax family continued to control the company. Fairfax Media was founded by the Fairfax family as John Fairfax and Sons to become John Fairfax Holdings; the Fairfax family lost control of the company in December 1990. It was renamed from John Fairfax Holdings to Fairfax Media in 2007; the Australian Financial Review was founded in 1951. In that decade, Fairfax started two television stations, ATN and QTQ. Fairfax began expanding in the 1960s, among others, The Age, The Newcastle Herald and the Illawarra Mercury. In 1979, Rupert Murdoch attempted to take over rival The Weekly Times. Due to the costs of defending the takeover, Fairfax sold its television properties, including the Seven Network. In 1988, Fairfax sold its magazines to Australian Consolidated Press, discontinued its Sydney afternoon tabloid The Sun, transferring some of its content and the sponsorship of the City to Surf to its new Sunday tabloid The Sun-Herald which replaced the broadsheet Sunday Herald.
In 1987, Warwick Fairfax aged 26, controversially bought out his family's holdings in the company by borrowing heavily. He took it over. By 1993, the company was re-listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and the two biggest shareholders of John Fairfax Holdings were the Canadian newspaper magnate Conrad Black and his Hollinger Group with 25%, the Australian media mogul, Kerry Packer and his publicly listed company and Broadcasting Limited with 15%. Due to Australian government concerns over media consolidation that limited any single foreign shareholder holding more than 25% interest in national and metropolitan newspapers, after intense lobbying for the right to increase his stake, Black conceded defeat in 1996, selling his holding to the New Zealand corporate "raider" Brierley Investments, subject to the same restrictions. In 2003, Fairfax acquired many of New Zealand's highest-profile newspapers when it bought the publishing assets of that country's Independent Newspapers Limited, whose cornerstone shareholder was News Corp Australia.
In July 2005, Fairfax acquired the RSVP dating site for A$38 million. In August 2005, Fairfax's general classifieds site created in March 2004, Cracker.com.au exceeded 500,000 unique visitors a month. In December 2005, Fairfax acquired Stayz Pty Ltd for A$12.7 million. This investment proved to be successful as Stayz was sold on 27 November 2013, for $220 million, far exceeding its estimated net debt of $154 million. In August 2005, Fairfax ended its 16-month search for a new chief executive officer with David Kirk, a former Rugby Union World Cup winning captain of the New Zealand All Blacks being appointed to replace departing CEO Fred Hilmer. David Kirk got the job ahead of Fairfax COO Brian Evans and Doug Flynn, who took the top job at UK Pest control company Rentokil after negotiations with Fairfax broke off. In March 2006, Fairfax acquired New Zealand auction website Trademe.co.nz for NZ$700 million. On 4 March 2006, it was announced that Fairfax would purchase The Border Mail newspaper in Albury-Wodonga for A$162 million.
In October 2006, speculation began to grow that the company would be bought out and split up after the passage of changes to Australian media laws. Rival media company News Corp Australia purchased a 7.5 per cent stake in the company at this time, with the stated aim of keeping Fairfax in one piece. On 7 December 2006, John Fairfax Holdings and Rural Press announced the beginning of their merger proceedings. Once merged, the new entity formed a publishing company worth A$9 billion and resulted in regaining control of The Canberra Times, through John B. Fairfax of Rural Press, saw the return of the Fairfax family to the company board; the company gained a number of other regional newspapers, radio stations and websites. On 12 January 2007, John Fairfax Holdings changed its name to Fairfax Media. On 7 March 2007, Fairfax Media announced a new website for Brisbane, called the Brisbane Times; the website employed 14 journalists and was an attempt by Fairfax to break into the South East Queensland market.
On 20 March 2007 Fairfax Media launched a new business website, BusinessDay.com.au that aggregated feeds from the other news vehicles in the Fairfax stable as well as "from the world's most respected news sources". It featured breaking news updated "eve
ABC Local Radio
ABC Local Radio is a network of publicly owned radio stations in Australia, operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ABC Local Radio stations broadcast across the continent using terrestrial transmitters and satellites, its programming consists of news, current affairs, entertainment, sport and local affairs. They are reckoned as the flagship ABC radio stations in their areas. Depending on the time of day and the day of the week, programming can either be purely local, broadcast from the state or territory capital city ABC station, or simulcast across all ABC Local Radio services across the country. Local Radio was known internally as ABC Radio 1 in metropolitan regions and ABC Radio 3 in regional areas. Radio 1 was a local format while Radio 3 was more networked and included content from the national programme, Radio 2. In the 1980s, Radio National emerged from Radio 2 and Radio 3 dropped its Radio 2 content with Radio 1 becoming ABC Metro Radio and Radio 3 becoming ABC Regional Radio.
The Regional Radio stations provided local programming in breakfast and drive but networked common content for most of their broadcasting hours. Some different, local market formats emerged, including the Darwin Metro 8DDD, FM105.7 and Gold Coast Regional, ABC Coast FM, 91.7. Up until the mid-1990s, the majority of the local radio stations identified on-air as. In the 1990s, a different convention was used as ABC Radio or FM. In 2000, these two identical networks merged as ABC Local Radio. From this point all ABC Local Radio stations ceased to identify themselves according to their callsigns or other existing names, instead use the format ABC, or ABC where there are multiple frequencies broadcasting the same service. However, as the callsigns were used continuously for up to seventy years and are much shorter than the new names, many long-term listeners still use these callsigns to refer to ABC Local Radio stations. In January 2017, ABC Local Radio rebranded with a new logo; the new round logo reflects the dropping of the call numbers of each local radio station as part of the network's multiplatform philosophy.
All stations now use the format ABC Radio with the region. There are sixty ABC Local Radio stations, including 51 regional stations and 9 metropolitan stations; the metropolitan stations are: ABC Radio Sydney ABC Radio Melbourne ABC Radio Brisbane ABC Radio Adelaide ABC Radio Perth ABC Radio Hobart ABC Radio Canberra ABC Radio Darwin The regional stations are: 999 ABC Broken Hill 92.5 ABC Central Coast ABC Central West ABC Coffs Coast 97.3 ABC Illawarra ABC Mid North Coast ABC New England North West 1233 ABC Newcastle ABC North Coast ABC Riverina ABC South East NSW ABC Upper Hunter ABC Western Plains 107.9 ABC Ballarat ABC Central Victoria ABC Gippsland ABC Goulburn Murray ABC Mildura Swan Hill 97.7 ABC Shepparton ABC South West Victoria ABC Western Victoria ABC Northern Tasmania ABC Capricornia 91.7 ABC Gold Coast ABC Far North ABC North Queensland ABC North West Queensland ABC Southern Queensland 90.3 ABC Sunshine Coast ABC Tropical North ABC Western Queensland ABC Wide Bay ABC North and West SA ABC Riverland ABC South East SA ABC West Coast SA ABC Goldfields-Esperance ABC Great Southern ABC Kimberley ABC Midwest & Wheatbelt ABC North West WA ABC South Coast ABC South West WA 783 ABC Alice Springs 106.1 ABC Katherine The metropolitan and regional stations originate most of their own programming.
Until 2015, the regional stations simulcast one of the metropolitan stations when they weren't airing local programming. They simulcast their state's capital city station. In 2015, the ABC formed a Regional Division to again split its regional stations from the metropolitan counterparts. 1233 ABC Newcastle was transferred from the metropolitan network to the new regional division and 14 of the regional network's member stations began streaming. It was announced from 2016 that the regional Local Radio stations would broadcast live each weekday and Saturday morning in a restructure of services, as well as a local Country Hour program at midday and afternoon drive time. During the mid-afternoon and evening, the regional stations will act as satellites of the nearest metropolitan station the capital city station. Despite the loss of 100 websites from the ABC, the Regional network introduced local news websites for its 48 stations containing a mix of news and lifestyle content for regional audiences.
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Richard Glover (radio presenter)
Richard Glover is an Australian talk radio presenter and author. He is best known as presenter of the drive program on 702 ABC Sydney, his book Flesh Wounds was voted one of the top five books of 2015 by viewers of ABC television's The Book Club and was Reader's Choice winner as Biography of the Year in the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards. Glover spent some of his early life in Papua New Guinea, he graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts degree with first class honours. He lives with the playwright Debra Oswald and they have two sons, he has written 13 books, including the humour book Desperate Husbands, a bestseller in Australia and has been published in translation in Italy and Poland. Glover presents the radio show Drive from Monday to 3 pm to 6 pm on 702 ABC Sydney, he joined 702 ABC Sydney in January 1996. In 2004 he was awarded the Broadcaster of the Year Award for ABC local radio. Glover's writing for the stage includes Lonestar Lemon, which has toured nationally with Genevieve Lemon, A Christmas Story, which premiered at the Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre in December 1998, with Richard Wherrett directing.
Glover is a newspaper journalist. His weekly humour column has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald since 1985, he has worked as that paper's news editor, arts editor and European correspondent. In December 2011 Glover and Peter Fitzsimons achieved a record for the world's longest radio interview, supervised by Guinness World Records. Glover is an atheist, says he "never managed a speck of interest in religion" but believes Christianity and religion should be tolerated by non-believers. In 2015 he wrote that "Marketplace economics is now the God of our time, its priests are Microsoft and Google". Glover supports same-sex marriage in Australia, which he says will be "entirely positive". Richard Glover was scheduled to appear in three events at the 2017 Brisbane Writers Festival in Brisbane, Australia. Grin and bear it: a survivor's guide to marriage, family holidays, home renovations, the English and other horrors The P-plate parent Laughing stock: one man's battle with sex, work and a son called Batboy The joy of blokes: a survivor's guide to the men in your life, how to meet them, how to love them, how to eat their cooking Maps, history: race and representation in Aboriginal Australia In bed with Jocasta The dirt experiment The dag's dictionary: a humorous book of words that should exist, but don't Desperate Husbands The Joke Trap (ISBN 9780733320552 The Mud house: four friends, one block of land, no power tools Why Men are Necessary and Other News from Nowhere George Clooney's Haircut and Other Cries for Help Flesh Wounds Land Before Avocado: Journeys in a lost Australia Sydney Morning Herald column ABC 702 Drive program ABC profile A Cure for Saggy Breast?
– Glover's contribution to an A Current Affair story. Official Website