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Veteran ABC radio presenter to retire

After 20 years at the helm, ABC Radio Adelaide Evenings presenter, Peter Goers OAM, has announced his retirement from broadcasting.

His final show from the Studio 520 Auditorium at ABC Collinswood will take place on Thursday 30 November in front of a live studio audience.

Peter (pictured) joined the ABC in 2003 and has been presenting the Evenings Program since that time. Regional audiences, in particular, have made Peter’s show part of their nightly routine and his commitment to regional South Australia and his beloved Broken Hill are legendary. During his 20 years with ABC Radio Adelaide, Peter has attended more than 1000 community events in Adelaide and regional SA, often as MC, host or simply as a much-loved part of the local community.

“This decision has been some time coming and it feels like the right time for me to take a step back to focus on my writing, theatre and community connections,” Peter said in a statement today.

“I’m incredibly grateful to the listeners. There is so much to celebrate locally and I’m proud to have spent the last 20 years doing just that.”

Manager, ABC Adelaide Graeme Bennett said, “For 20 years Peter has been a familiar voice on our airwaves and in the ABC office. Over that time, he has developed a strong connection to audiences in Adelaide and South Australia and in particular, our local arts community.

“Peter’s passion and unparalleled knowledge and experience will be missed by everyone at the ABC and our loyal audience. We wish him all the best in the future and have no doubt he will remain a colourful part of South Australian life for years to come.”

Listeners are being invited to join Peter in the audience for a live broadcast of his final show on Thursday 30 November. Listeners will be able to access tickets for the event in coming weeks with booking details to be broadcast once final details are confirmed.

The new presenter for ABC Adelaide Evenings will be announced as part of the ABC’s commissioning announcements later this year.

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