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The bFM WIRE Today Hosted by Russell Brown

The bFM WIRE Today Hosted by Russell Brown

The bFM WIRE Today: 12 - 2pm weekdays

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The Wednesday Wire. Host: Russell Brown - Producers: Damien Lay & Patrick Crewdson.

12:00 - bFM News, Weather & Surf Report.

12:10 - AUSA Report with Kate Sutton

12:20 - David Rees Our US Correspondent, Author, Editor of website http://www.getyourwaron.com & Political Commentator. He'll be filling us on on the lead up to the US Presidential election in just over a month.

12:40 - Sue Chetwin, also newly appointed Sunday Herald editor, talking about the state of Sunday newspapers, and whether or not the Sunday Herald stands out amongst the competition.


1:10 - Chris Baldock, newly appointed Sunday News editor, talking about the current state of newspapers on Sundays and what differences there really are.

1:45 - Book Review with Olivia Kember. Hunting Midnite by Richard Zimler & possibly also 50 Days by Sarah Quigley.

Aucklanders can tune in at 95 on the FM dial.

From the desk of Noelle McCarthy News and Editorial Director Radio 95bfm

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