ABC central west’s regional news bulletins will be sourced from Newcastle today due to a temporary staffing shortage.
The four daily local radio news bulletins, which kick off at 6.30 am, will be replaced by a state-wide regional broadcast that includes information from throughout regional NSW, primarily the Hunter region.
ABC breakfast host Brooke Daniels said the staffing shortage came as a result of an ABC journalists’ conference being held in Sydney yesterday and today.
“We’ll be back to normal on Saturday morning,” Ms Daniels said.
Ms Daniels said the national news bulletin would continue to run as usual on the hour, and any big-breaking stories from the central west would be included in the Newcastle-produced bulletin.
Ms Daniels said the journalists’ conference was a yearly event.
It’s understood listeners were not told why the local news service had been suspended.