Program Guide

Valid from August 2015

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Please note that changes may occur at short notice if a scheduled program is unavailable.

Programs marked with an asterisk indicate local content.

Two programs in one time slot indicates aired fortnightly.

Monday

Time Program
08:00 State News / Accent on Asia
Asian views on Asian issues
08:30 Readings from The Australian *
National, Business news and Editorials from the Australian Newspaper
10:00

National News / Examiner / Advocate newspapers (Northern listeners) *
includes personal notices, news, editorials and letters

The Mercury (Southern listeners) *
includes personal notices, news, editorials and letters
11:30 Vision Extra
Interviews of interest to people who are blind or vision impaired.
11:45 Entertainment Guide/Community Notices *
TV Guide and local community events *
12:00 Book reading
Serialised Book Readings
12:30 Totally Tasmanian *
(repeat) Feature readings from Tasmanian publications
13:00 National News and Sport
National News from AIR
13:06 Media Talk *
Peter Johnston presents the latest news and opinion about the media
13:30 Hear This
From the Vision Australia Library Service for people with a print disability.
14:00 Afternoon Extra *
Readings chosen by presenters
15:00 History Magazine
Immerse yourself in History
15:30 Tasmanian Country *
Readings from the weekly rural newspaper
16:00 From Far and Wide *
Readers choose and share stories which appeal to them *
17:00 State News and Sport *
National News and Sport from AIR followed by Weather forecast & Pause for Poetry *
17:15 Good Gardening *
For those who like to dig around in the soil
17:30 Now & Then *
English history, places and events
18:00 Pass the Remote *
What's on the box?
18:30 Smart Investor / Money *
For shareholders and investors / Finance topics presented in simple terms
19:00 Examiner/Advocate Newspaper readings *
(repeat) includes personal notices, news and editorials
20:00 Mercury Newspaper readings *
(repeat) includes personal notices, news and editorials
21:00 Insight for Living
Chuck Swindoll’s world-wide Christian program
21:30 People in Profile
Biographies of famous people.
22:00 Story Hour *
Serialised Book Readings *
23:00 Musically Speaking *
(repeat) Diverse music styles and information chosen by some of our presenters for your enjoyment *
24:00 BBC World Service *
(overnight until 8:00 am) *

Tuesday

Time Program
08:00 State News / Media Talk *
(repeat) Peter Johnston presents the latest news and opinion about the media
08:30 Readings from The Australian *
National, Business news and Editorials from the Australian Newspaper
10:00

National News / Examiner / Advocate (Northern listeners) *
includes personal notices, news, editorials and letters

The Mercury (Southern listeners) *
includes personal notices, news, editorials and letters
11:30 Poetic Reflections
Selected poetry readings
11:45 Entertainment Guide/Community Notices
TV and Community Events
12:00 Book reading
Serialised Book Readings
12:30 Marilyn's Menagerie *
All about animals kept as pets
13:00 National News and Sport
State News from AIR
13:06 Australian Voices *
Selected poetry and prose by Australian writers
13:30 The Spectator / Geographica
A mix of Australian and UK news from this conservative weekly magazine / Readings from Australian Geographic on travel, wildlife, science and adventure downunder
14:00 Afternoon Extra *
Readings chosen by presenters
15:00 Readings from The Island / Spotlight on Science *
(repeat) Readings from the Tasmanian magazine presented by Belinda Kendall-White / Anything of a scientific nature presented by Belinda Kendall-White.
15:30 Choice
Articles selected from Australia's popular "Choice" magazine.
16:00 Women’s Day
Readings from the popular magazine
16:30 Good Food ® or Bon Appetit ®
All about food customs and preparation
17:00

National News and Sport / Weather

National News and Sport from AIR followed by Weather forecast & Pause for Poetry *
17:15 Beyond the Blue Horizon
A natural history program
17:30 Just Ones and Zeros *
Computers, communications, media and mobiles with Ron 'Android' Andersen.
18:00 Mercury Features *
Selected feature articles from the Mercury
19:00 Examiner/Advocate Newspaper readings *
(repeat) includes personal notices, news and editorials
20:00 Mercury Newspaper readings *
(repeat) includes personal notices, news and editorials
21:00 Insight for Living
Chuck Swindoll’s world-wide Christian program
21:30

Get Together
(repeat)

Entertaining items from a range of sources
22:00 Story Hour
Serialised Book Readings
23:00 From Far and Wide *
(repeat) Readers choose and share stories which appeal to them
24:00 BBC World Service
(overnight until 8:00am)

Wednesday

Time Program
08:00 State News / Just Ones and Zeros *
(repeat) Computers, communications, media and mobiles with Ron 'Android' Andersen.
08:30 Readings from The Australian *
National, Business news and Editorials from the Australian Newspaper
10:00

National News / Examiner / Advocate (Northern listeners) *
includes personal notices, news, editorials and letters

The Mercury (Southern listeners) *
includes personal notices, news, editorials and letters
11:30 Health Smart
Health issues
11:45 Entertainment Guide / Community Notices
TV and community events
12:00 Book reading
Serialised Book Readings
12:30 Body and Soul *
A selection of articles relating to health, lifestyles and wellbeing *
13:00 National News and Sport
National News from AIR
13:06 New Idea Magazine
Readings from the long-running Australian weekly magazine
13:30 The Monthly Magazine
Readings from the Australian national magazine of politics, society and the arts,
14:00 Afternoon Extra *
Readings chosen by presenters
15:00 Majesty Magazine
A colourful insight into the privileged lives of the royal families of the world.
15:30 Golden Generation / Subjects For Seniors *
Items of interest to Seniors.
16:00 The New Statesman
Current affairs, world politics, the arts and more from Britain's award-winning magazine.
16:30 Computalk
Items about Technology and Computing.
17:00 National News and Sport
National News from AIR followed by Weather forecast & Pause for Poetry
17:15 What's Cookin'
In the Kitchen
17:30 On the Road / Environment Watch *
A digest of motoring news from local and national publications / Environmental news with particular reference to Tasmanian concerns
18:00 Cover to Cover
Stories / General Fiction
19:00 Examiner/Advocate Newspaper readings *
(repeat) includes personal notices, news and editorials
20:00 Mercury Newspaper readings *
(repeat) includes personal notices, news and editorials
21:00 Insight for Living
Chuck Swindoll’s world-wide Christian program
21:30 Readers Digest
(repeat) Selections from the popular magazine read by Daphne and Cate.
22:00 Story hour
Serialised Book Readings
23:00 Mercury Features *
(repeat) Selected feature articles from the Mercury *
24:00 BBC World Service
(overnight until 08:00am)

Thursday

Time Program
State News / 08:00 Green Advocate
Exploring a greener lifestyle
08:30 Readings from The Australian *
National, Business news and Editorials from the Australian Newspaper
10:00

National News / Examiner / Advocate (Northern listeners) *
includes personal notices, news, editorials and letters

The Mercury (Southern listeners) *
includes personal notices, news, editorials and letters
11:30 New Horizons
Latest news from Blind Citizens Australia.
11:45 Entertainment Guide / Community Dairy *
TV Guide and Community Events
12:00 Book reading
Serialised Book Readings
12:30 About Movies *
Reviews and discussion of latest movies
13:00 National News and Sport
National News from AIR
13:06 Northern Feature *
Selected feature items from The Advocate and The Examiner
14:00 Afternoon Extra *
Readings chosen by presenters
15:00 Talking Vision
The latest news for people with a vision impairment
15:30 History Today
Readings from History Today magazine
16:00 Limelight / The Economist
Items from the world of show business / (repeat) Readings from the "The Economist" magazine.
16:30 That’s Life / Take Five
Human interest stories
17:00 National News and Sport
National News from AIR followed by Weather forecast & Pause for Poetry
17:15 Under the Sun
Archeology and natural history topics
17:30 Guardian Australia
Latest news, sport, comment, analysis and reviews from Guardian Australia, the world's leading liberal voice.
18:00 Travelling *
Items about travel experiences.
18:30 Time Magazine
Commentary on news and events from around the world.
19:00 Examiner/Advocate Newspaper readings *
(repeat) includes personal notices, news and editorials
20:00 Mercury Newspaper readings *
(repeat) includes personal notices, news and editorials
21:00 Insight for Living
Chuck Swindoll’s world-wide Christian program
21:30 The Smithsonian / Mindfood
Readings from the journal published by the Smithsonian Institution / readings from the Smart Thinking magazine
22:00 Story hour
Serialised Book Readings
23:00 Northern Feature *
(repeat) Selected feature items from The Advocate and The Examiner
24:00 BBC World Service
(overnight until 8:00 am)

Friday

Time Program
08:00 State News / Inbox *
A fast-paced presentation of statewide news and community information.
08:30 Readings from The Australian *
National, Business news and Editorials from the Australian Newspaper
10:00

National News / Examiner / Advocate (Northern listeners) *
includes personal notices, news, editorials and letters

The Mercury (Southern listeners) *
includes personal notices, news, editorials and letters
11:30 Talking Tech
Assistive technology news
11:45 Entertainment Guide / Community Diary *
TV Guide and Community Events
12:00 Book reading
Serialised Book Readings
12:30 Psychology Today
Commentary, Research and News that cover all aspects of Human Behaviour.
13:00 National News and Sport
National News from AIR
13:06 Bon Appetit
All things food
13:30 Whispers from the Wings *
Latest news from Tasmania Stages
14:00 Afternoon Extra *
Readings chosen by presenters
15:00 Good Sports *
The world of sport from the Tasmanian dailies
16:00 Spotlight on Science / Readings from the Island *
Anything of a scientific nature presented by Belinda Kendall-White. / Readings from the Tasmanian magazine presented by Belinda Kendall-White
16:30 Opinion Tasmania *
Opinion from Tasmanian newspaper columnists
17:00 National News and Sport *
National News from AIR followed by Weather forecast & Pause for Poetry
17:15 Aviation Digest
A collection of news about flying and fliers
17:30 Arts in Focus *
News from the Tasmanian music and art scene
18:00 Opinions and Perspectives *
Comment and opinions from National Newspapers.
19:00 Examiner/Advocate Newspaper readings *
(repeat) includes personal notices, news and editorials
20:00 Mercury Newspaper readings *
(repeat) includes personal notices, news and editorials
21:00 Insight for Living
Chuck Swindoll’s world-wide Christian program
21:30 Australian Voices *
(repeat) Selected poetry and prose by Australian writers
22:00 Story hour
Serialised Book Readings
23:00 Inbox *
(repeat) A fast-paced presentation of statewide news and community information.
23:30 Arts in Focus *
(repeat) News from the Tasmanian music and art scene *
24:00 BBC World Service
(overnight until 8:00 am)

Saturday

Time Program
08:00 About Movies *
(repeat) Reviews and discussion of latest movies
08:30 Readings from The Australian *
National, Business news and Editorials from the Australian Newspaper *
10:00 Mercury / Examiner / Advocate Newspaper Readings *
includes personal notices, news and editorials
12:00 Galleries and Gardens
12:30 New Scientist
Ideas to expand your mind from The New Scientist magazine.
13:00 Weekly Telegraph – News Section
Items from Britain's Global Newspaper
13:30 Women’s Weekly
Articles from the popular women's journal
14:00 Griffith Review
Readings from Australia's Leading literary magazine.
14:30 Force 10 / Believe it or Not
Sailing articles / general interest items.
15:00 Companions for Life
Items of interest for animal lovers.
15:30 Totally Tasmanian *
Feature readings from Tasmanian publications
16:00 Kaleidoscope
Articles of general interest
16:30 Monitor World
Articles read from the Christian Science Monitor.
17:00 Children’s Book reading
Serialised readings of books especially for children
17:30 Get Together
Entertaining items from a range of sources
18:00 Bookshelf / The Big Issue
Book reviews and information / Items from The Big Issue magazine - a fortnightly, independent magazine
18:30 Guardian Weekly
from Britain's Guardian Newspaper.
19:00 The Columnists *
(repeat) Opinion from Tasmanian newspaper columnists
19:30 Going Places
about Travel locations around the world.
20:00 Movies Then and Now
Movie Nostalgia
20:30 Subjects For Seniors/ Golden Generation *
(repeat) Items of interest to seniors.
21:00 Cover to Cover (repeat) *
Stories/General fiction readings.
22:00 Saturday Stories *
Serialised Book Readings and short stories
23:00 Good Sports *
(repeat) The world of sport from the Tasmanian dailies
24:00 BBC World Service *
(overnight until 8:00 am)

Sunday

Time Program
09:00 Weekly Telegraph – Magazine Section
Items from Britain's Global Newspaper
09:30 Heritage
People, places and things from Australian history / from the consumer affairs magazine
10:00 Sunday Tasmanian *
News items from the Sunday edition of the Mercury
11:00 Sunday Examiner *
News items from the Sunday edition of the Examiner
12:00 Letters to the Editor and more *
(including TV Guide)
12:30 Travelling *
(repeat) Items about travel experiences.
13:00 Time of your Life
A program about retirement and travel
13:30 Readers Digest *
Selections from the popular magazine read by Daphne and Cate.
14:00 Talking Law
All things legal
15:00 DownUnder
Australian fiction
15:30 Science and Environment
Readings from Cosmos Magazine - the science of everything.
16:00 Sunday Features *
features from the Weekend Australian Magazine
16:30 Christian Science Sentinel
from the Christian Science Chruch
17:00 Heard it through the Grapevine *
About grapes and wines.
17:30 On the Road / Environment Watch *
(repeat) A digest of motoring news / Environmental news with particular reference to Tasmanian concerns
18:00 Good Gardening
(repeat) for those who like to dig around in the dirt.
18:15 Tour around England / Able Quest
Stories and places in England / for people with disabilities.
18:30 Focus Magazine / Telling Tales
From the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering / Collection of tales
19:00 Living Planet
Environmental issues.
19:30 Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Stories about all forms of transport
20:00 Sounds of Yesteryear
Vintage Radio programs.
21:00 Christianityworks
Messages from the non-denominational media ministry
21:30 Musically Speaking *
Diverse music styles and information chosen by some of our presenters for your enjoyment
22:30 Sunday Book reading
Dramatic readings
23:00 A Plus Commentary
(repeat) Comment and opinion from the A-Plus section of The Australian
24:00 BBC World Service
(overnight until 8:00am)

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