Radio host signs off ‘without further ado’
Veteran 104.1 Territory FM radio identity Daryl Manzie will host his final Morning show with an outside broadcast in the Smith Street Mall tomorrow.
Station Manager Matt Bern said it was fitting that listeners should have an opportunity to personally bid farewell to Daryl on his final day in the “hot seat”.
“I congratulate Daryl on having fulfilled an enormously important role by conducting thousands of engaging interviews that have described, interrogated and unpacked the issues, events and personalities of interest to Territorians,” Matt said.
“We estimate he has conducted about 30,000 interviews in his 15 years as the volunteer Morning host: about 10 guests a day for 200 shows a year over 15 years; it’s a massive achievement.”
Matt said Territory FM would broadcast Daryl’s final show from Viva La Vida in the Paspalis Centretpoint Building from 9am until 12 noon.
“This will give some of our listeners the chance to say g’day, and to sign the big thank you card.”
Daryl said that hosting the talk-back program had allowed him to stay active in the Northern Territory community.
“I’ve been lucky that this job involves talking to interesting people about everything from the arts to sport, politics to the environment, and business and entertainment.”
He lists former Australian prime ministers Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd and John Howard, and former Opposition leaders Mark Latham, Simon Crean and Kim Beazley among his highest-profile in-studio guests. He has also interviewed author Bryce Courtney and actor Russel Crowe.
“But as much as I’ve enjoyed it, I’m running out of time to do all the things that are on my very long bucket list,” Daryl said.
“I need to step off the gas a bit so that I can catch up with some very good friends in Australia and around the world, and to complete the other things on the bucket list.”
Daryl said he would continue to be involved next year with a weekly in-depth interview with a Territorian, and that he would continue to serve on Territory FM’s community advisory board.