On Friday 1 April, Morning Devotions will celebrate its 80th anniversary, which will also mark its official position as Australia’s longest-running radio program. (Pictured is current and longtime host Chris Witts.) And while Hope 103.2 in Sydney prepares to celebrate this devotional broadcast’s incredible milestone, and its faithful hosts over the decades, the identity of the original presenter is actually unknown. Currently Morning Devotions plays on Hope 103.2 just after 9am every day. It originated on 4BC Brisbane prior to Easter 1942 at 9.30am on Wednesday 1 April (Good Friday was April 3), and has also been known as Counsellor or Morning Interlude. More details below.
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.