Tony Delroy to retire after 30 years at the ABC

ABC Nightlife presenter Tony Delroy is to depart after 30 years at the public broadcaster.

Delroy has had a long career presenting the national night time program for 26 of those 30 years.

Tony DelroyMichael Mason, director of radio at the ABC, said: “Tony has built the program and the audience from the ground up over 26 years.

“He has an extraordinary grasp of the issues that Australians are really interested in, and that’s underscored by his amazing ratings and the genuine rapport he has with the audience. We wish him all the very best for an exciting future.”

Delroy’s program regularly attracts close to one million people throughout the evening, with Delroy having built a strong rapport with his audience.

“The program also has an extraordinary international following, with listeners streaming it from as far away as Antarctica, Mongolia and the Cayman Islands,” said Delroy.

“You can have a conversation with people from every continent, every background and area of interest. It’s become a club where people can regularly connect with each other; I’ll never forget being invited to the wedding of two listeners who had met through Nightlife.”

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working at the ABC and I am conscious of the privilege of being part of people’s lives at such an intimate time of day.

“I feel now is the right time to venture off and find new horizons. I’ll miss the listeners and my many regular guests and contributors, but I’m excited by the opportunity to travel and do a number of things that have not been possible until now.”

ABC Radio will announce Tony’s replacement later this month. Delroy will present his final Nightlife program on Friday, September 2.


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