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You're Invited to Breakfast!

Wed 8th August, 7am (for 7:30am start) Anchors Wharf Café.
Speaker :: Debbie Spillane - Sports Commentator
Debbie Spillane
Urunga Mylestom Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present ......

DEBBIE SPILLANE
Debbie has been a trailblazer for women in the field of sports reporting and was a fixture on ABC television and radio programs for more than three decades.
DEBBIE SPILLANE
MC, Speaker, Sports Commentator

Debbie spent more than a decade as ABC NewsRadio's voice of sport.
Debbie has a sharp wit and a sense of fun that contributed to her success as a regular on Andrew Denton's "Live & Sweaty" on ABC-TV and, away from sport, on Triple J where she co-hosted "Hard Coffee". The national drive-time show she presented with Ian "Danno" Rogerson in the 90s remains one of the networks highest-ever rating programs.

She is the first woman to be hired as a full time sports broadcaster by the ABC in 1984 she made an impact when there were few women on the sports reporting landscape.
She initially came to prominence as sideline reporter on the ABC-TV's rugby league coverage.

Her achievements include hosting ABC's iconic radio sports show, Grandstand, being the first woman to call cricket on ABC radio, working on commentary teams at Olympic and Commonwealth Games, being media manager for Canterbury Bulldogs rugby league club and the Sydney Kings National Basketball League team and being the first woman to call A-League football (soccer).

Her autobiography "Where Do You Think You're Going Lady?" was published by Allen & Unwin in 2007.
Shortly before retiring from the ABC in 2016 she was awarded the Australia Medal in the Queens Birthday Honours for services to sports journalism.

This is a great opportunity to hear directly from Debbie about changes in the media landscape and why we should value our local community radio station.

Bookings are essential, as space is limited.

DATE : Wednesday 8th August 2018
TIME : 7.00am for 7.30am start and finished by 8.30am
VENUE : Anchors Wharf Café, 6 Bellingen St, Urunga NSW 2455
COST : Members $20 / Non Members $25

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via email to Jo Brotherton at brotho@live.com or Secretary@urunga.com.au
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