Yvette Wroby on ABC Radio this afternoon

Listen in to ABC Radio (774 Melbourne) this afternoon at 4.30 to hear Yvette Wroby talk about her memoir Siren’s Call.

Almanac Music: In Praise of Lucky Oceans – and Robyn and Doug

Peter Crossing laments the loss of some great music shows from Radio National. The ABC’s decommissioning may save on dollars but has come at a greater cost?

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: Hallelujah

Hallelujah! The Bont, The Package, and all the Doggies are heading for that “major lift” after their great win over the Hawks according to Neil Anderson.

Tom Wills, Macca and Marius on Sunday morning

Marius Cuming talks with ABC Radio’s Macca on Sunday morning about Tom Wills, his grave restoration project, cricket and local weather.

Almanac Cricket: Views from outside the clique welcome

Shannon Gill is impressed with the new direction taken by ABC radio this summer. The game has been crying out for fresh voices, prepared to speak up.

Wool Team: Talking footy and wool with the Coodabeens

John Harms recently joined The Coodabeens Champions to talk about the Almanac’s on-going search to name the Greatest-Ever Wool footy team

Gabba Test – Day 3: Bakelite Radio

Peter Baulderstone offers a magnum opus in praise of Test Cricket on the radio, Michael Clarke, gardening and the Avenging Eagle (though not necessarily in that order).

Radio Days

Two hanky alert for men over 40. Vin Maskell exquisitely paints the word pictures of our lives, shaped by the brush strokes of ABC radio commentary. Does Alan McGilvray have a twitter feed?

It’s Guineas Day – but we are still trading places!

Sal Ciardulli sorts out the AFL trade week; cricket broadcast rights; decision referral system; and all the big group races at Caulfield and Randwick. If he lands the Melbourne quaddie, Barrack Obama is flying him to Washington DC to sort out the US budget impasse and resolve the Syrian civil war.

AFL Round 4 – St.Kilda v Essendon: Bombers are no saints

With no Foxtel, young Max Wiggins was forced to camp in his room with a crackling radio. Even then, Essendon’s class was obvious, he says.

Day 2: cricket in Summer Australia

Tuesday night and the cool has descended on the summer-baked Darling Downs. The kids are asleep in the old farmhouse, having swum all afternoon in the Oakey Swimming Pool, the site of many of my childhood adventures. They won’t know this sort of tiredness again (until they are parents). Or tomorrow. The pool remains the [Read more]