About Ian Campbell

Ian comes from a long background in radio, starting in community radio at high school in Wollongong.

Until March 2016 Ian was Regional Content Manager and Breakfast Presenter for ABC South East NSW - covering towns like Bega, Merimbula, Batemans Bay, Narooma, Cooma, Jindabyne, and Bombala.

“South East NSW is where I have spent half my career, where I am helping raise a family, it’s a place I care about,” Ian says.

It’s a quiet place and sits off the radar. It’s a region of many small communities, and one that relishes being known as 'Canberra's playground'.

Each town has a colour, feel, and set of skills of its own, and while proudly independent each community is connected and interested in the next.

Its a place Ian knows well and brings to you via Riot ACT.

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Couple from Berridale to face court after Bunyan dog attacks
Bunyan locals are hoping the arrest of a couple from Berridale will end a spate of dog attacks in the area. Rural Crime Investigators have charged a 68-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man in connection with a number of dog offences. Police alleged the pair from Berridale are the owners of eight rottweiler-kelpie cross dogs that are kept on a...
Batemans Bay Police give runaway steer a “Moooooooove-on direction”
News from local police often comes with a shiver, a tear, and at times fear, this weekend it comes with a laugh. At about 9.30 yesterday morning (June 15) two Belted Galloway cattle were being transported in a hired horse float when it stopped at a set of traffic lights in Batemans Bay. One of the steers pushed through the...
Missing Queenslander found in Kosciuszko National Park
A man overdue after a hike on the main range of Kosciuszko National Park has been found safe and well. On Wednesday (June 12), the 44-year-old man from Queensland set off by himself to walk the main range track. He intended to walk from Charlotte Pass Village to Blue Lake, along the ridge to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko and...
Friday film screenings in Moruya and Bega launch Refugee Week
Arts & Culture
Refugee Week launches this weekend across Australia and the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley are with the first communities to step forward and acknowledge the issues facing refugees and celebrate the contribution made by refugees to Australian society. Tonight (June 14) the Bega Valley Rural Australians for Refugees invite you to a film screening and dinner and film The film 'Chauka...
‘People With Oomph’ inspire the 2019 Festival of Open Minds
In the words of the great Damon Davis - "People with oomph - they're not lyin down. People with oomph - spread the good life. People with oomph - keep their own style. People with oomph - walk mile after mile." The lyrics of this Bega Valley song man inspire the 2019 Festival of Open Minds. It's back! September 13 and...
Advice for a ‘Snowsafe’ ski season in 2019
The NSW snow season is in full swing with roads around each weekend over winter expected to be just as busy as local ski slopes and toboggan parks. With that in mind and in the wake of traffic on the opening weekend, NSW Police are urging the community to have a plan and stay ‘Snowsafe’ in 2019. Regional NSW Field...
Eurobodalla Shire Council pulls the plug on live streaming
The plug has been pulled on the live streaming of public addresses to Eurobodalla Shire Council amid cries of cover-ups, lack of transparency, and a winding back of democracy and free speech. Defending the move, Mayor Liz Innes says she is hoping the change will allow for a deeper more balanced presentation of Council issues and meeting agenda items. "My...
Tathra’s hardest day captured by its youngest residents
Tathra's hardest day has been captured by its youngest residents in big, bold words, ideas and colours. Students of Tathra Public School have launched a book that pulls together the day bushfire swept into their community and the days that have followed. "We were looking at ways to have our children reflect on what happened in March without putting them...
Man dies following Wapengo car crash
The twilight hours of June 11 have been witness to the death of a man following a single vehicle crash in the Bega Valley. Police report that at about 2.40 pm, a Mazda Tribute was travelling north on Bermagui-Tathra Road at Wapengo, when it left the road and collided with trees. The driver and sole occupant, a 76-year-old man, was...
Local cricket grants available now for summers to come
Despite the region's pitches being frozen, cricket is a talking point again thanks to the One Day World Cup being played in the UK. Clubs and councils are being urged to think about the local seasons ahead and apply for $2 million in grants to help their cricket community. Member for Monaro John Barilaro is encouraging fans to take advantage...
Queen’s Birthday Honours for Eurobodalla and Bega Valley locals
Eleven people from the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley "whose actions have set them apart and enriched our community across a broad range of professional, public and community service sectors" have been recognised on the Queen's Birthday Honours List. "In their daily lives, these admirable people demonstrate those values that we as a nation hold dear—compassion, civility, dedication, courage, kindness, tolerance,...
Start first aid training this week in Bega and Queanbeyan
Health & Wellbeing
According to the Red Cross, Australia has one of the lowest rates in the world for first aid training, with less than five per cent of people trained in how to handle a medical emergency. This week there is an opportunity to turn that around for Southern NSW. TAFE NSW is offering an industry-leading short course in first aid on Thursday,...
Spotlight on Eurobodalla business excellence, award entries open now
The Eurobodalla is preparing for a celebration of business excellence with entries now open for the 2019 Eurobodalla Business Awards. “Entering the Eurobodalla Business Awards is a fantastic opportunity to get your hard work recognised,” Mayor Liz Innes says. Supported by the shire's five chambers of commerce and Eurobodalla Shire Council, award categories include: Outstanding Young Employee Outstanding Young Entrepreneur...
“Council has tunnel vision” on Merimbula ocean outfall option
A group of locals concerned about the proposed ocean outfall in Merimbula Bay is calling for the project to be stopped so that alternatives can be reconsidered in a 2019 context. "Please contact councilors, if they get enough flack from the public they are going to have to stop and listen," says Marianne Kambouridis from the Merimbula/Pambula Wastewater Alternatives group. In 2009...
New drink driving penalties in force this long weekend
This Queens Birthday Long Weekend is the first holiday period where the state's tough new drink driving laws have been in place. All drink driving offenders will now immediately lose their licence under new penalties which came into play last month. Under the new law, even first-time, lower range offenders will receive an immediate three-month licence suspension, as well as...
Woman rescued more than 17 hours after crash near Narooma
An extraordinary tale of survival with a woman from Benandarah north of Batemans Bay rescued from her car 17 hours after she was involved in a single-vehicle crash near Narooma. While travelling between Moruya and Wallaga Lake, a Holden Trax SUV left the roadway and crashed into water sometime after 11 pm on Wednesday (June 5), trapping the female driver inside....