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Celebrating 40 years of Peter Hitchener

Posted by: Michael James | 29 January, 2013 - 5:20 PM
Peter Hitchener

3AW has paid homage to Melbourne’s much-loved and trusted newsman Peter Hitchener on Denis Walter's Afternoon program in a special half-hour tribute show.

Peter is celebrating 40 years at Channel 9 where he has held the chief newsreader position since taking over from Brian Naylor in December 1998.

Among the special guests to pay tribute were members of Peter's current team including Tony Jones, Livinia Nixon as well as legendary Channel 9 identity Pete Smith. 

LISTEN BELOW: Denis Walter and special guests pay tribute to Peter Hitchener.

WATCH HERE: Peter reflects on some of the news stories that have impacted him most.

LISTEN HERE: FULL TRIBUTE – Denis Walter and special guests pay tribute to Peter Hitchener.

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Denis Walter's Afternoons page

Denis Walter 3AW Afternoons provides a feast of entertainment and helpful information between 12 and 3pm every Monday to Friday. Denis Walter, one of 3AW's favourites, hosts the program each day - with highlights regularly uploaded to 3AW.com.au.



Blog comments Your Say

  • No one can beat you as a professional news reader a great voice I've been listening to you since the good old 70s.

    mandy Thursday 31 January, 2013 - 9:01 AM
  • Lissy & I say Congratulations toPeter Hitchener on your 40 years at Channel 9.

    JASON & MELISSA FROM BORONIA & FERNTREE GULY Wednesday 30 January, 2013 - 5:38 PM

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