After a radio career spanning 53 years, 47 years in senior management, Al Kirton has announced his retirement from Coastal Broadcasters Pty Ltd, the operators of 4KZ, 4AM, KOOL FM, KIK FM & 4AY. In his career, Al has been on the Board of Directors of various companies of nine Radio stations.
He commenced at 4KZ in 1986 and has overseen Coastal Broadcasters grow to a five-station network covering from Cairns to Townsville and the southern Gulf, an area almost the size of Victoria.
He has personally been involved with the construction of many of the network’s AM & FM transmission sites.
As an announcer, he has been heard on 4KZ Trading Post since 1987 and on the weekday drive programmes on 4KZ & 4AM for the past 15 years. He continues as a shareholder in NQ Radio.