Popular Channel 7 newsreader and local born Peter Mitchell made himself at home in Studio 2 at RPP FM local radio on Thursday when Bob Phillips and Judy Banks-Phillips invited ‘Mitch’ to join them on their program Sugar & Spice.
Bob asked Peter what it takes to be a newsreader replying, ”You have to show interest, passion and be prepared to sacrifice a lot and do what ever it takes. Luck, timing and how you present yourself comes into play.”
He added, “There are a couple of news stories I will never forget like the death of Princess Diana, 9/11 and the two recent Malaysian Airlines plane disasters.”
A family man with 5 children and 3 grandchildren, he said reading tragic news stories about children is emotional. He works closely with the Children’s Cancer Foundation, Royal Children’s Hospital and the Channel 7 Good Friday Appeal.
Peter commenced his news journey at Channel 9 as a Cadet, rubbing shoulders with famous and iconic newsreaders such as the late Sir Eric Pearce, the late Brian Naylor and Peter Hitchener. He believes it is a privilege to be a newsreader and be part of the media industry.
Station Manager, Brendon Telfer is currently grooming media students at the RPP FM studios as newsreaders, news reporters and news writers. With state-of-the-art sound and recording equipment, the local radio station is able to offer real life experiences in the radio and media industry.
To discuss your interest in the radio or media industry contact Brendon at the station on 5975 2650.
As Peter left the building he said he was impressed with the great set up at RPP FM and will be interested in talking to the station's work experience media students.
Thanks Mitch for joining Bob & Judy on Sugar & Spice, a popular morning program every Thursday 9-11am.
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