After 20 years hosting ABC Radio Adelaide Evenings, Peter Goers OAM will retire with a final show on Thursday November 30 for a live audience at ABC Collinswood.

Goers said: “This decision has been some time coming and it feels like the right time for me to take a step back to focus on my writing, theatre and community connections.”

“I’m incredibly grateful to the listeners. There is so much to celebrate locally and I’m proud to have spent the last 20 years doing just that.”

In the Air of an Afternoon Almost Past, Goers most recent book, is a poignant memoir about his parents, killed on Pan Am flight 759 in 1982.

Goers has hosted evenings since 2003, when he joined the ABC, enmeshing himself in the community and attended more than 1000 events in and around Adelaide and regional South Australia.

The Manager of ABC Adelaide, Graeme Bennett, said:

“For 20 years Peter has been a familiar voice on our airwaves and in the ABC office. Over that time, he has developed a strong connection to audiences in Adelaide and South Australia and in particular, our local arts community.

Peter’s passion and unparalleled knowledge and experience will be missed by everyone at the ABC and our loyal audience. We wish him all the best in the future and have no doubt he will remain a colourful part of South Australian life for years to come.”

The new Evenings presenter will be announced later this year.

Listeners and friends are invited to join Peter in the audience for a live broadcast of his final show from the Studio 520 Auditorium. Tickets and booking details will be available soon.

(Story courtesy of RadioInfo)