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Doug Aiton's Friday Drive

Doug Aiton's Friday Drive
Interview program which includes editorial comment from Doug, and examination of Geelong issues.
PresentersDoug Aiton
Keywordsnews, opinions, editorials, current affairs, interviews
Fridays 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Doug Aiton has returned to 94.7 The Pulse!

Doug AitonDoug has considerable experience in the three different corridors of the print, visual and aural media. With an impressive journalistic background, beginning with his cadetship at the Melbourne Herald, he has worked for The Age, The London Times, The Bulletin, ABC Radio, The Geelong Advertiser and Channel 9 (to name just a few). He also published a two-volume set of paperback books, based on his weekly column, “Conversations”, which appeared in “The Sunday Age”.

Whether he is speaking about his experiences in the world of media, it's differences and difficulties, or life at The Times, or perhaps sharing the fascinating anecdotes of the most interesting people he has interviewed-such as Barry Humphries, Spike Milligan, James Stewart, Sir Robert Helpmann, Bob Hawke and Sophia Loren - Doug Aiton's programs are always popular with his audiences.

Tune in at 4 o’clock each Friday afternoon for some fascinating chats with current media identifies and politicians, as well as some talk and analysis of current issues with regular guests, along with a movie review or two.

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The Doug Aiton's Friday Drive Podcast

Here is a selection of the most recent episodes on this podcast. You can listen to these episodes by clicking on the blue play button, or download them by clicking 'Download'.

Join Doug on a Friday for his Interview program which includes editorial comment from and an examination of Geelong issues.

  • Friday Drive - Keith Scott
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    During one programme, Doug played a recording of an interview he conducted while hosting Drive on 774 ABC predecessor 3LO in 1991. The interview was with impersonator and voice actor Keith Scott, who has been one of the people responsible for Warner Bros. cartoon voices since the death of Mel Blanc. The reaction we got to that archive interview prompted us to trace down Keith for a follow up - 24 years later! Keith readily agreed. Ladies & gentlemen - Keith Scott! First broadcast: 21 August 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Izzy Losi
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    Geelong singer-songwriter Izzy Losi has had a long association with 94.7 The Pulse and was happy to come into the studio and chat with Doug. First broadcast: 10 April 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Sam Whitehead
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    While attending various ANZAC Day events in 2015, regular programme contributor Bob Appleton met Sam Whitehead. Sam has been involved with the ANZAC Day celebrations in Bealiba for over 40 years. Doug wanted to find out more, so he had a chat with him on the show. First broadcast: 19 June 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Jessie Aiton
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    In a surprise visit, Doug talks with his daughter Jessie, who is now a producer at 3AW. First broadcast: 19 June 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Daryl McLure
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    Doug had a chat with old friend, colleague and former Editor-in-Chief at The Geelong Advertiser, Daryl McLure. First broadcast: 8 May 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Chris Couzens
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    In our series on local Geelong politicians, Chris Couzens came in to tell Doug about her history and what lead to her election at the end of 2014. First broadcast: 1 May 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Rieny Nieuwenhof
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    With the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in the news, we thought we would take a slightly different look at ANZAC Day. Rieny Nieuwenhof, a Vietnam veteran from Geelong, came in to talk with Doug about what ANZAC Day means to him. First broadcast: 24 April 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Andrew Katos
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    In our series on local Geelong politicians, Andrew Katos, state Liberal member for South Barwon, came in to chat with Doug. First broadcast: 24 April 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Richard Marles
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    In our series on local Geelong politicians, Richard Marles, federal Labor member for Corio and current Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, came into the studio to have a chat with Doug. First broadcast: 17 April 2015

  • Friday Drive - Paul Sheahan
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    With the news of the passing of Australian cricket legend Richie Benaud, Doug spoke with former Australian cricketer Paul Sheahan and got his recollections of the former Australian cricket captain. First broadcast: 10 April 2015.

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