Macca is a man with a well-known voice, a huge listening audience and a fascinating background.
Born in Sydney, Ian graduated from Sydney University with an economics degree, but left the city to become a jackeroo. His career then took a major turn when he joined Col Joye and the Joye Boys as a singer/guitarist. Ian still manages to perform occasionally and is also a songwriter and producer.
He first joined the ABC in 1974, in the Industrial Relations department but moved to the Rural Department two years later as a Rural Reporter. He then spent twelve months in television, working on A Big Country and Countrywide, before returning to Rural Radio in 1980 as a reporter and eventually, presenter of Australia All Over.
In 1984 Ian was appointed Executive Producer of the current affairs program City Extra (a 2BL current affairs show), but late in 1985 he returned to the Regional Radio Unit as Executive Producer of programs including Morning Extra, Australia All Over, and Resources.
Ian loves speaking with Australians from all walks of life and relishes the chance to travel the country with Australia All Over. The program is an eclectic mix of music, poetry, anecdotes, book readings and talkback; all delivered in Macca's trademark, off-the-cuff style. Every Sunday morning, some 2 million listeners from every corner of Australia tune in for their weekly dose of Australia.
"...my Sunday Morning show has become the focus of my life really, not only because I enjoy revealing some of the characters of Australia but also because I have made so many wonderful friends.
And that's the real privilege. Being taken into the confidence of so many wonderful Australians then meeting them at outside broadcasts or a concert."
Meet Macca for yourself in August.
Sunday 7th August 8.00 pm
Join Macca in the main theatre
Tickets: Adults $39.90
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