Stan Grant’s exit and the ABC walk-out; Walkley’s awkward legacy; Ferrier’s new radio gig and a chat with Lion’s Chris Allan

The team chats through Stan Grant's emotional ABC exit and the movements since, before touching on the Walkley Foundation's anti-climate reporting recognition stance. Then, a chat with Adam Ferrier on his new side-gig at Disrupt Radio, before Lion's head of core beer marketing, Chris Allan, checks in to talk Toohey's revival of the 'I feel like a Toohey's' jingle.

Last week, Stan Grant suddenly announced his departure from the ABC, and Mumbrella has since followed movements from the network, including its denial of claims it ignored research from Media Diversity Australia that exposed the abuse journalists regularly receive, and the solidarity staff in Sydney and Melbourne showed when walking off the job.

Then, the team chats about an opinion piece from Comms Declare founder and former journalist, Belinda Noble, about the Walkley Foundation’s relationship with petroleum and oil company Ampol hit the Mumbrella site this week. In it, Noble questions if the Foundation’s decision not to recognise climate reporting for it’s prestigious Walkley Awards is a purposeful choice, or simply a coincidence.

The news chat is followed by a conversation with Thinkerbell’s Adam Ferrier, as he is set to join new Melbourne-based media start-up Disrupt Radio for its launch next month. Ferrier discusses what motivated him to take on a side-gig, what he looks forward to in the job, and his aims to topple 3AW’s Russel Howcroft.

Finally, a conversation with Lion’s head of core beer marketing, Chris Allan, on Toohey’s recent campaign which brought the iconic ‘I feel like a Toohey’s’ jingle back to market.

Episode breakdown

  • Stan Grant (2:46)
  • Walkley Foundation’s anti-climate reporting recognition stance (8:00)
  • Interview with Thinkerbell’s Adam Ferrier (10:35)
  • Interview with Lions’ Chris Allan (16:23)


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