Ian Henschke retires from the ABC

Henschke has been with the broadcaster for 34 years

After six years on local radio and more than three decades with the ABC, 891 ABC Adelaide drive presenter Ian Henschke has decided to say farewell and retire from the ABC.

Henschke first worked in ABC children’s/education making radio and TV programs for schools before moving into TV current affairs. He produced and reported for Behind the News, Landline, Countrywide, 7.30 Report, Four Corners, Australia Network and Stateline before shifting to radio with 891 mornings in 2011 and drive in 2016.

ABC Adelaide local content manager Graeme Bennett said: “Ian’s contribution to the ABC over the past 34 years has been significant. It’s certainly been a great career. Ian’s time at 891 ABC Adelaide, underpinned by his decades of newsgathering and storytelling experience have won the respect of our growing audience. I acknowledge and thank him for his role in keeping 891 a key part of so many people’s daily lives. On behalf of the whole station and the broader ABC I wish him all the best for the next stage of his life.”

Henschke’s final day on 891 ABC Adelaide will be Friday December 9. His replacement will be announced in early 2017.

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