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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Shorebird Recovery Program draws on your inner Attenborough
Environment
The winds buffeting the region signal the turning season, along with stone fruit blossoms starting to swell, and the bright brilliant sunshine early each morning. Endangered shorebirds wanting to breed and establish a nest is the next signal that points to spring in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley. The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is hoping to draw on peoples love...
Essential repairs to iconic Bombala bridge
News
One of the region's iconic timber bridges is getting some love and attention, extending its future and place in the landscape of South East New South Wales. Coolumbooka River Bridge at Bombala is undergoing essential repair work this month to protect the heritage-listed structure. A Transport for NSW spokesperson says the work will ensure the bridge remains safe for all...
Join the Festival of Open Minds choir with Corinne Gibbons
Community
In a valley of talented voices, Corinne Gibbons shines bright in the Bega Valley and come the Festival of Open Minds she will have everyone singing. This much loved, globe-trotting singer, songwriter, choir director, team builder, and friend to many has drawn a line in her diary to be at Open Minds 2019 to help those gathered perform as one...
New toilets and BBQ area for popular Bega Park
Community
Regular users of Bega Park will have noticed a start on the next phase of improvements to the popular green play space on the edge of the Bega CBD. The park will soon be home to a sheltered barbecue area and new amenities block, with the concrete slab already down for the barbecue space and work expected to be completed...
Man charged after aggravated break and enters in Snowy Mountains
News
A man will face court this morning following an aggravated break and enter at East Jindabyne yesterday morning (August 23). About 7 am (August 23), the occupants of a unit in Kumama Drive were awoken after hearing a noise in another room and contacted police. Police allege, when they arrived they found a man armed with a knife and a...
Search for missing Batemans Bay man at Pambula fails – can you help?
News
Police are hoping the community might be able to help find a Batemans Bay man following a failed search at Pambula today. David Lane, aged 54, was last seen by family on Sunday (August 18), when he left his home in Surf Beach, near Batemans Bay. He has not been seen since, family and police hold serious concerns for his...
Regional export door open wide at Canberra Airport
Economy
Potential export businesses at Yass, Bega, Moruya, and Young have been invited to think big and expand their customer base beyond local shores. Four workshops have been delivered, a partnership between Tradestart NSW, Canberra Airport, Pakfresh, the Export Council of Australia, AusIndustry, and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation of councils. In Bega, questions came from existing businesses wanting to develop export...
Man charged following hoax missing swimmer report
News
The community has welcomed news that the alleged fraudster at the centre of last week's search and rescue operation off the Far South Coast has come forward and will face court. News of the Gillards Beach hoax upset many at the weekend, with police launching a criminal investigation and a search of a different kind to locate the 42-year-old Victorian...
‘Walk and Talk’ about future of Batemans Bay Foreshore – Thursday & Saturday
Community
“We want to hear from locals how to enhance this important public space, how to establish new activities and explore different ways to use the waterfront,” says Liz Rankin, Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Manager of Strategic Growth. With large parts of the Batemans Bay foreshore wrapped up in the Bridge Replacement Project, talk and planning for the future look and feel...
Future doctors and nurses are made here – Bega, Cooma, Moruya
News
The reputation of South East New South Wales as a training ground for future doctors and other health professionals is getting deeper, with ground broken on the second of three new training and education facilities in the region. The University of Canberra (UC) and the Australian National University (ANU) are pioneering a joint venture - The South East NSW Health...
Last days to have your say on $8 million Light to Light plans
News
Interest in the $8 million makeover of the stunning Light to Light Walk south of Eden has come from near and far, however, the window for comment and feedback on the draft plan is just days away from closing. Those who spend time on this pink part of the remote Far South Coast speak with passion and of deep connection...
Community shines bright in Bega CBD – FREE ‘Parklight’ cultural event
Arts & Culture
In 2019 the Festival of Open Minds ignites with Parklight  - a night of light, sound and movement in the heart of Bega on Friday, September 13. Littleton Gardens will light up with magical occurrences and happenings, a celebration of our community with a focus on the contribution and talent of youth and Indigenous culture. The centre of Bega will come alive...
Elderly man dies following Sunshine Bay house fire
News
A house fire near Batemans Bay has claimed the life of an elderly man in hospital. The 90-year-old passed away early yesterday (August 19) after suffering critical injuries in a house fire on Sunday night. Police report that emergency services were called to a home on Bronte Crescent, Sunshine Bay, at about 7.45 pm on August 18. "Officers found a...
Police drugs sting in Snowy Mountains sees 18 people arrested
News
Eighteen people were arrested at the weekend in a police drugs sting on the Snowy Mountains. Operation Azure ran from Friday (August 16) to Saturday (August 17) across licensed premises in Jindabyne, Thredbo and Perisher. Police report, officers from the Region Enforcement Squad and Monaro Police District took part in the two-day operation, arresting people for a range of offences...
Eurobodalla cafes lending coffee mugs to reduce landfill and address drive fatigue
Community
A caffeine hit during a road trip often means a single-use coffee cup, bit by bit habits are changing (I need to be better at it) as people travel with their own mug for cafes to fill along the way. A new scheme in the Eurobodalla is helping drive that change in behaviour further. Business owners from Bodalla to Narooma...
Cash and wedding ring remain unclaimed with Batemans Bay Police
Community
Precious items remain unclaimed at Batemans Bay Police Station including a wallet containing a large sum of money and a gold wedding ring. The wallet was handed to police in early July, "If you think it's yours, you will need to supply the exact description of the wallet, details of the denomination, time, date and place where the money and wallet...
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