Guest Speaker - Graeme Turpie, KLFM Radio Presenter
Time & Location
About the Event
Join us at our meeting on Tuesday 16 March at 1pm at the Bendigo Club, to hear from Guest Speaker, Graeme Turpie.
Graeme was born and educated in Bendigo at Violet Street State School and Bendigo High School. He quit school midway through Matriculation year to join Radio 3BO as a panel operator and a transcription clerk in the record library, logging in and out of the station the large disc recordings containing episodes of radio serials and quiz shows. Asked to help in the newsroom, gathering, reporting g and writing local news, working with well-known journalist/editor Dave Horsfall, and found that far more rewarding than playing records. it stated a career in journalism which continues to this day. Left Bendigo in 1960 to work 2AY Albury , then in 1961 he moved overseas to the UK Europe and then Asia, on his return he went back to 3BO, then the ABC and Radio Australia, 3AW Macquarie news, Herald and Weekly Times at the Herald, Radio 3DB and Channel 7. Graeme returned to Bendigo to be chief of staff at the Bendigo Advertiser during the time the newspaper switched from hot metal printing to computer type-setting.
In 1984 he returned to radio as News editor/newsreader for local news services at 3BOFM, Star-FM , Radio 3CV and EasyMix till 2004, then weekend editor and holiday relief journalist at ABC central Victoria till 2010 Nowadays he can be heard on community radio KLFM writes and reads local news, and presents music programs. Graeme is a lifetime honorary member of the Media Alliance.
We look forward to you joining us and hearing from our Guest Speaker.