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March 2019 Radio News


Ray Hadley Accused of Bullying

2GB morning host Ray Hadley has responded to systemic bullying allegations with an apology saying he “never meant any harm”. revealed Hadley’s former panel operator Chris Bowen wrote a lengthy Facebook post which he said detailed years of “systematic bullying”. Mr Bowen said that he suffered mental health problems after the death of his parents and the “inexcusable behaviour” and “out of control sheer rage” that was directed at him weekly by Hadley.  Full story.




7AD and 7BU to switch from AM to FM

The Burnie and Devonport stations are set to cease their AM broadcast by the end of the month.The stations, along with North-East brand 7SD, are the last Tasmanian stations owned by Grant Broadcasters to use an AM frequency. "We've been waiting for this for 83 years. Well I have anyway, I don't know about you," Burnie breakfast host Leigh Kenworthy said. 7BU will now broadcast on 100.9FM and 7AD will broadcast on 98.9FM. (Source: The Advocate)




Hope's New Mid Dawn Announcer

David 'Esky' Esquen has been appointed as the new mid-dawn announcer at Hope 103.2 Sydney.


 

McGuire and Mitchell Fire Up

Triple M’s Eddie McGuire and 3AW’s Neil Mitchell have been taking aim at each other in recent days. Mitchell dismissively referred to McGuire and his Hot Breakfast team, without directly naming them, as disc jockeys. McGuire and his cohorts, Wil Anderson and Luke Darcy, have in turn been referring to Mitchell as “grumpy Neil”. The friendly fire stems from Premier Daniel Andrews’ decision to speak with McGuire’s show while continuing to decline requests to appear on Mitchell’s radio show. McGuire said being called a disc jockey was not a put down. “Neil and I have known each other for years. I started as EJ the DJ when I was 15 years old at St Dominic’s disco in Broadmeadows,” he said. “I was spinning them back them. You can call me anything and I would probably answer to it.” (Source: Herald Sun)




WAVE FM Brekky Changes

At WAVE FM Wollongong, Chris Lee has been moved to the afternoon shift while Travis Winks will be pursuing more of a news role in the prime-time slot, something that was a "mutual decision" according to management. Adam Straney has been resurrected to take the main reigns of the breakfast show alongside Jayde Tonta. General manager Tony Williams said they had many applicants bu Straney was the best fit, especially as he has previously been an announcer on the station.(From Illawarra Mercury)




Griffith Radio Survey 2019

Hit 99.7 Riverina Mia rated No 1 in the 2019 Xtra Insights radio survey with a share of 30.8% (they were 35.5). Next came 96.3 Triple M with 23.4 % (32.3) and then ABC Riverina with 15.1% (9.7).  Hit 99.7 was No 1 in breakfast, afternoon, drive and evening. ABC Riverina was a clear winner in evening with a share of 32.2%. Full details.




SEA FM Celebrates 30 Years

On March 20, Gold Coast’s 90.9 Sea FM celebrate their 30th birthday and have gone back in time to relive some of the most iconic moments! Joining in the celebration were Heather, Dan & Ben including Fat 30 announcer Renee Peterson, Ugly Phil and Craig Bruce. Full story and audio highlights.




The Shovel And Bull With Chris Dzelde

South Australia's new afternoon program Shovel & Bull commenced on March 18 with host Chris Dzelde. It can be heard from 4pm - 6pm weekdays on 5MU, 5RM, 5AU, 5CS and 5CC. Full details.   




Dom Knight On The Nightshift

Dom Knight from Triple M's "Radio Chaser" will be filling in for Luke Bona on Triple M's "The Nightshift" for the next three weeks.




Karl Stefanovic to Join 2GB?

The Australian reports: "It was an intriguing whisper that was gathering volume around the corridors of 2GB’s Sydney studios last week: Could Karl Stefanovic soon become Australia’s newest radio star? That talk may seem far-fetched but it has gained a certain currency amid uncertainty about whether Australia’s biggest radio name, Alan Jones, will walk away from 2GB in June. Jones is currently receiving $4.5m a year in total, including generous bonuses. One version has it that, if the Jones talks broke down, Stefanovic could slot into the morning shift at 2GB and 4BC, with morning king Ray Hadley moving to breakfast. Another would have him on 2GB drive, with Hadley again moving to breakfast and Ben Fordham to mornings.




Applications open for Brian White Scholarship
 
The commercial radio industry is calling for aspiring journalism students from across Australia to apply for an eight-week paid internship in Australia’s leading radio newsrooms. The Brian White Scholarship 2019 is now open for applications and offers the winner the opportunity to gain first-hand experience working alongside leading news directors at Macquarie Media, Southern Cross Austereo, Australian Radio Network and Nova Entertainment. Applicants can submit their entries online at www.bhwscholarship.com from today through to Friday, 19 April.




Andrew Bolt Departs Macquarie Media

Andrew Bolt, who was heard on 2GB, 3AW and 4BC, has departed Macquarie Media. It's believed that it was more "financially attractive" for him to walk away from the network than to sign a new contract. because of generous parting terms. When he handed over to Alan Jones at the end of The Bolt Report, he stated: “Alan Jones topped the Sydney ratings for 2GB yet again today, and some in 2GB think they can do that trick without him? What a joke!”




Commercial radio industry
supports modernisation of outdated laws   
 
The commercial radio industry welcomes the bipartisan support by the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for the modernisation of broadcasting laws that haven’t kept pace with the current media landscape. The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee headed up by Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald in its recent report on the Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Censorship) Bill 2018, has called on the Government to consider amendments to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992. Full story.




Barrie Quick Joins EON Broadcasting

EON Broadcasting has announced Barrie Quick as the General Sales Manager of 2CH and 2CH DAB+ & Digital Channels. Barrie will commence his new role April 1st.Prior to his appointment with Classic Hits 2CH, Barrie, held a number of major Sales Management roles at ARN and Triple M Networks. More recently he was the Chief Executive Officer at Raceforce Media, (Pacific Star Network and Crocmedia), General Manager, Commercial Director at 6PR Perth, and Chief Executive Officer at Pacific Star Radio Network Melbourne.




2019 GfK Metro Radio Ratings Survey 1

In the first metro ratings for 2019 - 3AW in Melbourne remained at No 1 with 14.4% (previously 14.8).  2GB Sydney continued their No 1 reign with 13.4% (were 13.9). Nova 106.9 returned to No 1 in Brisbane with 12.9% (were 11.3). Mix 102.3 Adelaide continued at the top with 13.3% (were 12.9) and Mix 94.5 Perth were No 1 station with 15.6% (were 14.8).  Full details.




2019 GfK Metro DAB+ Ratings Survey 1

The top rating DAB+ stations in survey 1 were: Edge Digital (Sydney), Double j/Triple M Classic Rock - a tie (Melbourne), Coles Radio (Brisbane), The '90s iheart Radio (Adelaide) and Buddha Hits (Perth).  Full details.





Entries Open for ACRAS

Entries are now open for the 31st annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) to be held in Brisbane at the Royal International Convention Centre on October 19.  Information on how to enter the awards, categories and conditions of entry can be found at the website: http://www.acras.com.au  More details.




Ray Hadley's NRL Call Team Returns for its 33rd Year

Starting this Friday 15 March, Ray Hadley’s Continuous Call Team will return for their 33rd consecutive year on air , covering the National Rugby League on:  2GB 873AM in Sydney; 4BC 1116AM in Brisbane; Macquarie Sports Radio 1278AM in Melbourne and Macquarie Sports Radio DAB+ in Perth. The 2019 team will be headed up by Ray Hadley and Mark Levy with Bob Fulton , Darryl Brohman , Erin Molan , David Morrow , Mark Riddell , Chris Warren, Joel Caine, David Riccio and Phil Rothfield.


 

SCA Implements National Content Team Restructure
 
Southern Cross Austereo has announced a national content team restructure for its Triple M and Hit Networks, in what will be a radio first.  The role of Network Heads, Gemma Fordham (Hit) and Mike Fitzpatrick (Triple M) will extend to all metro and regional stations. This will include the management of all shows and on-air talent. Gemma and Mike will expand their current remit of five metro stations to 42 Hit and 36 Triple M stations respectively. Irene Hulme (pictured) and Mickey Maher (pictured) have been appointed Heads of Music for the Hit and Triple M Networks. Full story.




Alan Jones eyes career switch as contract nears ends

Alan Jones could walk away from his top-rating breakfast program from Wednesday with contract talks appearing stalled over his future. Jones has been approached and has had conversations with several entities, including Sky News, about possible career options if the radio king decides not to continue with 2GB. He already has a weekly show on Sky. Full story.




Dave Howard Named as CD for Hot 100/Mix FM Darwin.

Dave Howard has been appointed as Content Director of Darwin’s Hot 100 and Mix 104.9. The move sees Dave replace Dave Daily who is making a move to Townsville. Dave was previously with Grant Broadcasters as Content Director in Launceston for LAFM, Chilli FM, Tasmania Talks and 7SD until he suffered a bad fall in 2017 which nearly claimed his life. Dave has been working for Fiveaa, Cruise and Mixfm in Adelaide since his return to Adelaide. He says that he’s very excited to be re-joining the Grant Broadcasting family, and is really pumped and excited to be heading to the Top End to work with the awesome team at Hot 100 and Mix. Dave starts in Darwin Monday March 25th.   



Abi Benaud Appointed Executive Producer
of 2DayFM Breakfast
 
Abi Benaud has been appointed Executive Producer for 2DayFM Breakfast, with Grant, Ed & Ash commencing on Monday April 15.  Abi was Executive Producer for Stav, Abby and Matt at Hit105 Brisbane. She has previously worked as Guest, Entertainment and Senior Producer for Kyle & Jackie O and Executive Producer at 4KQ Brisbane.




Josh Olek New Drive Co-Host

Josh Olek has been appointed as the co-host of K Rock 95.5 Drive. Josh, who hosts Oz Made and won the 2018 ACRA for Best Music Presenter (Provincial), will co-host The Departure Lounge with Leanne ‘Stampsy’ Stamps. Josh replaces former co-host Jamie.



Triple M’s Brendan Tacey named as finalist

Triple M’s Head of Production, Brendan Tacey “BT” has been selected as a finalist in the 8th Annual Iron Imager Contest overnight. Iron Imager is an international radio imaging contest where audio production professionals compete for the title of World’s Best Imager, the only contest of its kind. BT’s entry was a piece that was inspired by a sketch he’d done in the past for Radio Chaser. Full story.




Hit 96.1 No 1 in Mt Gambier Radio Survey 1

Hit 96.1, with a share of 35.0% (-2.5) is No 1 in the 2019 Xtra Insights radio survey.  Next came ABC South East with 21.5% (+1.5) and then 963AM Triple M (formerly 5SE) with 17.2% ((-0.3).  Full details.




New Breakfast Producer for Bogart & Glenn
 
NOVA Entertainment have secured the services of experienced radio producer, presenter and writer Katie Andersen, in the role of Producer of Bogart & Glenn’s More Music Breakfast Show on smoothfm 95.3 Sydney. Andersen is a regular social contributor for Channel Nine’s Morning Show and the Seven Network’s Weekend Sunrise. Katie also launched a lifestyle and parenting blog “Clickkatie” in 2016, whilst raising her three young children.




'Whippy' New Hot Tomato CD

Brendon ‘Whippy’ Dangar is returning to the Gold Coast as Content Director of 1029 Hot Tomato. He has worked in three capital city networks including roles of Assistant Content Director at NOVA 106.9 in Brisbane and Content Director at KIIS 101.1 in Melbourne. 'Whippy' replaces Dan Bradley who is off to SCA as Content Director of Triple M Melbourne. .




Mel Signs Off

Mel Heldon, who started off at 2PK/ROK FM in 2003, has hosted her final Zoo FM breakfast program with co-host Daniel Hilliard. In the last 15+ years Mel has also worked at Star FM/River in Albury, 2GZ/Star Orange, Star 104.5 Central Coast and Real FM/2MG. The Radio Green Room reports that she is staying in Dubbo to work on the Relay For Life and working with local digital marketing company.




More Trouble Brewing At Albany Community Radio

A 71 year old radio present­er who played hits by Mumford & Sons and Australia’s Eurovision 2019 entrant Kate Miller-Heidke has been sacked for actions “detrimental to the station”.
Ian Alexander, 71, was taken off air yesterday as Albany Commun­ity Radio, on the south coast of Western Australia, grappled­ with the fallout of a violent­ annual general meeting and a failed coup on Tuesday. Full story.




The ABC and Michelle Guthrie settle unfair dismissal claim

The ABC and its former Managing Director, Michelle Guthrie, are pleased to announce a resolution to their Federal Court litigation. The details of the resolution will remain confidential. No further public statement will be made. More details.




Ben Wood New Anchor of Bridge & Spida
 
Ben “The Wood” Wood will be returning to the Gold Coast to join Gold 92.5’s Bridge & Spida for Breakfast as anchor from Monday March 18. Ben comes from his most recent role as Assistant Content Director with Triple M in Melbourne. He was also was heard anchoring The Rush Hour across Brisbane and the Gold Coast over the past couple of years.




Commercial Radio welcomes changes to regulations 

The commercial radio industry has welcomed Special Minister of State the Hon Alex Hawke’s changes to outdated regulations restricting how parliamentarians can use their annual office communications allowances to communicate with their constituents.  Full story.
 
February 2019 Radio News



Brisbane Broadcaster Billy J Smith dead

One of the most iconic voices in Queensland media for over 50 years fell silent today when Billy J. Smith died in hospital aged 73. Billy J, who called everything from State of Origin to the game show It’s A Knockout, suffered head injuries after a fall on Caxton St after a day out with friends on Tuesday. Billy J’s last permanent gig was as host of the nightly Sports Tonight program on radio 4BC 10 years ago. Full story courtesy of Courier Mail.




Amanda Lee Moves To Melbourne

SCA Perth's Content Director Amanda Lee will move to Melbourne and take over the role of Content Director at FOX FM. Tim Arnold will now move to Perth from his current position as Assistant Content Director at FOX FM.




Summer Radio Listening

According to the latest GfK radio insights survey - 85% of radio listeners listen to radio as much or more in summer.90% of listeners agree that radio keep them informed when out and about in summer. 3 in 5 listeners listen to radio at their holiday destination. Over 1/3 of 10-24 year olds listen to radio via their smartphone in summer. More details.




Gary “Gazza” McIlroy Leaving NQ Radio for FAB FM

Gary “Gazza” McIlroy will be hosting his final radio program at NQ Radio this week. The ‘King of the Gazza-wary’ Coast, known for his wacky outfits and crazy challenges, will be chasing new adventures somewhere in the Far North. We can now confirm that he'll be heading to Port Douglas to join Paul Makin’s FAB FM. Gary will step into the 1-4pm shift at the station from March 4th. Full story.




Commercial Radio Audiences Reaches All-Time High

More than 10.7 million people now listen to commercial radio each week. Full details.




Gia Moylan to join Hit105.9 Central West Breakfast

Moving from the 101.3 Sea FM afternoons on the Central Coast, Georgia ‘Gia’ Moylan is set to join Mike as the Central West’s Hit105.9 new breakfast host starting Monday, 25 February. Gia who began her career in radio as producer for 101.3 Sea FM’s breakfast duo Ash Pollard & Gawndy turned afternoons announcer just late last year. Now she will make the move to Orange for a brand new breakfast radio gig along side Michael ‘Mike’ Farrer.




Joel Gelding On The Move

Joel Gelding is leaving KIIS 101.1 Melbourne. He announced via Instagram that he will be moving to KIIS's drive show "Will & Woody" to be the show's Senior Producer. Joel has been the daytime announcer on KIIS 101.1 for the past few years.




GOLD Central Victoria Announce Brekky Duo
 
Mark Robinson and Dan Lonergan have been appointed as the new GOLD Central Victoria breakfast team. They will host The Wake Up Call on Monday 4th March. Full details.




Digital Radio Now Reaching 4.2 million Aussies

DAB + digital radio now reaches 4.2 million Australians in the five metropolitan capital cities. It also boasts that 4.7 million DAB+ radios have been sold and also states that 65% of new vehicles are fitted with DAB+.  Full details.





Crocmedia Secures Nick Riewoldt for 2019
 
Former St Kilda captain and AFL legend, Nick Riewoldt will appear on 1116 SEN, 1629 SEN SA and form part of the AFL Nation live call team throughout the AFL season.



Talkback Hosts Unimpressed With New Radio Rules

The country's most influential talkback stars have been lost for words concerning the new legal advice provided by Macquarie Media’s general counsel to 2GB and 3AW staff. Full Story.




Dan Bradley Joins Triple M Melbourne As Content Director

Dan Bradley has been appointed as Content Director of Triple M Melbourne. The move sees Dan return to the Triple M family, having previously been on air at Triple M Brisbane and Music Director at both Triple M Melbourne and Fox FM. Dan will continue on as PD of Hot Tomato Gold Coast for a couple more months.




Resonate Radio Changes

Cameron Scott-Bohanna (pictured) is leaving 4ZR breakfast in the coming weeks and is heading to Japan. Mick Calvert is finishing up at 4HI at the end of March, he has been on breakfast at 4HI for the last 3 years. With stations are seeking new breakfast announcers.  See 'Radio Jobs.'




New Sunshine FM Manager

Sue Gilbert has been appointed Station Manager of Sunshine FM104.9 on the Sunshine Coast. She had previously worked at 4CC/HOT FM Gladstone.




Seamus Evans joins Hit103.5 Breakfast
 
Far North Queensland’s Hit103.5 has announced Seamus Evans will join Carly Portch for breakfast from Monday, 4 March. With an extensive resume, Seamus has had stints presenting nationally on television and performed live stand up comedy. Seamus has been on the airwaves presenting breakfast throughout Victoria and New South Wales for a number of years most recently Hit104.9 The Border.




The Quicky With Claire and Ellie

If you were wondering what happened to former 5MU presenter and newsreader Claire Murphy or Kate Tim and Marty's former producer. Ellie Beattie.. they've been locked away in a podcast studio for the past month with former Channel 10 audio producer Ian Camielleri creating a brand new daily news show - The Quicky! Full details.




2CH1170 LAUNCHES NEW LINE-UP!

Classic Hits 2CH1170 & In Stereo on DAB, launched today as Sydney’s New Home of Classic Hits unveiling their new on-air line up. Sydney’s new home of Classic Hits 2CH1170 is a format designed exclusively for the Baby Boomers, a 50+ target audience who are ageless in attitude. Full story.




Matthew Monk and Matty Stewart no longer together

Matty Stewart and Matthew Monk will no longer be together on the Coast FM breakfast program. ACE Radio station manager Peter Headen said due to "unforeseen circumstances" Matthew Monk and Matty Stewart would no longer feature on Coast FM's breakfast program. Mr Headen said both were still employed by the radio station. "The two boys are still employed by us," he said. Full story.




88.9FM Appoint New Sales Manager

Scott Mcilveen has been appointed Sales Manager at 88.9FM in Tamworth. An experienced Sales Manager and music talent manager, he has recently moved to Tamworth from Sydney. Scott has previously worked at Sony Music. Full details.


   

Nova Entertainment Announces New Digital Roles

NOVA Entertainment has announced the appointment of two specialist digital audio roles. With over 12 years media sales experience, Ben McMillan has been appointed to the newly created role of Head of Digital Audio. Elizabeth Maplestone will take up the newly created role of Digital Audio Specialist, responsible for supporting and educating staff and clients on podcasting opportunities and developing strategic digital audio responses.




Susie O'Neill Joins Nova 106.9 Breakfast Team

Susie O'Neill has finally succumbed to the lure of the studio and joined the Nova 106.9 breakfast team full-time in 2019. Susie took up breakfast broadcasting with the Nova team in 2015 but until now has resisted Ash, Kip & Luttsy's lobbying for her to embrace the five-day work-week. Full story.




Millie Michael Appointed New EP

ARN has announced that Millie Michael has been appointed as Executive Producer of WSFM’s Jonesy & Amanda in the Morning. Millie has been promoted to the role of Executive Producer after working on the show as a Senior Producer for the past year. Millie has previously held Producer and Senior Producer roles with Nova in Sydney and Adelaide, and FIVEaa in Adelaide.




Vale George Mihalos

* Update.  The funeral for George will be held 9.00am Saturday 9th February at The Resurrection of Christ Greek Orthodox Church Kogarah. Internment following at Rookwood Cemetery.

George Mihalos, radio announcer/PD and MD, has passed away. He worked at 2CC/2CA Canberra as well as NSW stations 2EC/Power FM, 2LT/Move FM, 2XL/Snow FM, and 2GN/Eagle FM.  He commenced his radio career at community station 2BCR and has also been a member of 2SSR for nearly 20 years. Don Dawkins advised of his passing on the Radio Green Room FB page. More details and a tribute from Pete Davidson.




ICC Cricket World Cup To Feature On

Macquarie Sports Radio

 

Macquarie Sports Radio has reached an agreement to broadcast the ICC Cricket World Cup starting on May 30 this year.  Full details.





919 SEA FM Announce New Breakfast Host


Heidi Latcham will be BarRat’s new partner on 919 Sea FM’s “BarRat & Heidi for Breakfast”. Heidi has extensive experience on both radio and TV, including a recent stint at Star 1063FM. Heidi is excited to be back in her home town of the Sunshine Coast! Full details.

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Sleeping and Honking to help local girl in need! 


March 15 is World Sleep Day. On this day, TRFM’s Gabi & Dan wanted to participate in the day by staying in  bed, so the bosses at TRFM let them, but with one catch, they do the show from bed… on the side of the Princes Hwy in Traralgon. The team were also fundraising on the morning to help the family of a local girl get the wheelchair adapted car they need with ‘Wheels for Crystal’.   Full story and pics.





Red FM's Breakfast Announcers Become Last Australians to Sign Up for Blockbuster Video


It was the end of an era in Australia as the final Blockbuster Store in Australia shut its doors in the Perth suburb of Morley. Breakfast on Red presenters Alana McLean and Robbie Klitzing set themselves to be a part of Australian History and become the final Australian’s to sign up as members of Australia’s Final Blockbuster. Full Story

 




Air Heads – The Podcast


If you are looking to get into the Radio Industry then you may want to consider downloading “Air Heads – The Podcast” available through Apple podcast, Spotify or head to www.leroybrownradio.com This is a Podcast designed to give people a snap shot into the journey you will take securing your first job in the radio industry. So far in Season 1, Leroy Brown has have talked to Al Shield (Triple M – Gold Coast), Hayden Miller (Bay FM – Geelong), Anthony Maroon (Triple M - Sydney) and Jaban Ryan (2Day – Sydney) just to name a few. Full details.





The Peter Logan Breakfast Show

with Christian O'Connell


An Australian man with terminal cancer has achieved his lifelong dream of hosting a prime-time commercial radio show on Melbourne's GOLD 104.3.  Full story.





Mark Soderstrom breaks Ferris Wheel record 


Adelaide Mix 102.3 radio host Mark Soderstrom has broken a record and helped to raise money for the Flinders Foundation. He spent 52 hours awake on a Ferris Wheel. Full story.





Jonesy & Amanda

Set The Yum Cha World Record


It was a big day when hundreds of WSFM listeners joined Jonesy and Amanda at Darling Harbour to set a new Guinness World Record for the most people enjoying a yum cha meal simultaneously. Full details.





Sportscaster Fondly Remembered


Broadcaster Darren Madigan was just 49 when he died last year - 12 years after receiving a lung and heart transplant. Full story.





Mother Of Five Wins $100,000 From NOVA


Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty changed the life of the lucky winner of Nova’s Greatest Year Ever competition last night.  Chantelle from Port Arlington in Victoria answered her phone to win $100,000 and the chance to live her greatest year.  Full story.





A new podcast set to challenge and empower.


3GG announcer Orion Kelly has launched a new podcast, “Intensely Inquisitive”, which searches for answers to life’s big and not so big questions. Orion says: “The focus of Intensely Inquisitive is to empower people with education and growth opportunities through open, honest and inquisitive conversations on big picture topics." More details.





AFTRS Upcoming Radio Courses


AFTRS are offering a number of new industry  Certificates in Radio Content, Management & Leadership, as well as short courses in Voice Over, Podcasting and Radio Studio skills. Course content has been approved by AFTRS industry panels and mapped to media industry roles and skills requirements. Full details.





Fred Botica Knocked Off Scooter


Former Perth radio announcer Fred Botica was left bruised and grazed (January 15) after being knocked off his scooter by a van driver in an apparent act of road rage. Botica, 71, was riding home from the gym when, he claims, he was almost run off the road by a grey van on a roundabout. Full story.