ABC Radio Perth announces presenter lineup shuffle for 2023

ABC Radio Perth

The moves come after the departure of Tom Baddeley

ABC Radio Perth has some familiar voices joining its line up for 2023, with broadcaster/producer Joanna Trilling presenting Drive and ABC South West presenter Stan Shaw moving into the Breakfast slot.

Shaw, who is currently presenting Breakfast on ABC South West and Early Mornings Statewide will take over from Tom Baddeley in several weeks. 

After a year presenting ABC Radio Perth’s Breakfast show, Baddeley has decided to return to the resources sector to pursue an “exciting opportunity” in renewables. He said it had been a privilege to have shared the start of each working day with the Breakfast audience.

“I’d like to thank everyone – my producers, Brad and Jackson, my colleagues at ABC Perth and most importantly, all the Breakfast show listeners, for being so supportive and engaging during the year,” Baddeley said.

Perth born and bred, Shaw has lived in the south west for 15 years, presenting ABC radio programs in Esperance, Albany, Perth and Bunbury. He came to radio after a career as a youth worker and brings with him a real love of finding out about people, their experiences and their stories.

Shaw was introduced to ABC Perth listeners on Breakfast in 2021 after the sudden death of Russel Woolf.

“I am really looking forward to joining ABC Radio Perth listeners for breakfast every day. I want us to have fun together and make sure we can help set up the day with the news and information people need to know to get going, as well as a few laughs and some songs to get us in the mood for the day ahead,” he said. “I love the immediacy and intimacy of radio and am really looking forward to getting to know ABC Perth’s listeners better.”

Tom Baddeley will present his last Breakfast show on Friday 20 January and Stan Shaw will take over the program from Monday January 23.

Joanna Trilling comes to the Drive program after several years as a producer for ABC Radio Perth and ABC Radio Gold Coast. With a strong interest in the arts, Joanna has also presented a weekly review segment on Drive for the past four years. Most recently, she has done a short stint working for Federal Independent MP Kate Chaney.

Trilling has a background in publicity and communications and has worked for the Byron Bay Writers Festival and Perth International Arts Festival.

“I am delighted to take on the role of presenting Drive in 2023,” Trilling said. “I have huge shoes to fill coming after the wonderful Geoff Hutchison who has been such a mentor over the years. Perth is a fantastic city with so many great stories and intriguing people. I want to bring that city to you and for us to explore it together. There is no better way to do that than through the medium of radio.

“I relish the opportunity to bring the best conversations about what matters most whether it be news, politics, arts and culture or sport. I hope you’ll join me for a chat too.”

Trilling will start her new Drive show from Monday January 23.

ABC Radio Perth manager, Sarah Knight, said she was disappointed to lose a talented broadcaster in Tom Baddeley but understood Baddeley wished to pursue other interests. “Tom will always be welcome back on ABC Radio Perth anytime he wants to drop in and the whole station wishes him well in his new role.

“We’re very lucky to have two very experienced and well-known broadcasters in Stan Shaw and Joanna Trilling joining us this year. Both Stan and Joanna have established connections with the Perth community and also with our audiences. We welcome both of them to ABC Radio Perth in 2023.”

Top Image: Joanna Trilling and Stan Shaw

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