New radio series to focus on problem gambling

Wednesday, 5 September 2001

Problem gambling is the focus of a new 10-part series to be broadcast on 5UV Radio Adelaide from 10-21 September. The series and CD will be launched by the Chair of the Gamblers' Rehabilitation Fund, Dale West, at 5UV Radio Adelaide, 228 North Terrace, on Thursday 6 September at 7.45am. The Vice-Chancellor of Adelaide University, Professor C.D. Blake AM, will be among the guests.

Presented by Tony Ryan, Pokies, Blackjack and All That will explore some of the personal and social issues associated with gambling. It will include stories of the pain suffered by many gamblers and their families as well as helpful strategies for people trying to cope with the problem. Funding for the series was provided through the Gamblers Rehabilitation Fund, which is a joint initiative of the Australian Hotels Association (SA Branch), Clubs SA and the State Government (through the Department of Human Services).

Each 6-7 minute program will be broadcast daily on Radio Expresso at 7.35am and repeated on High Noon at 12.35pm. The programs will also be broadcast on many of South Australia's 18 community radio stations. Details of the series, and two sample programs as audio on demand, are available through 5UV Radio Adelaide's website (go to Special Projects).

The series is part of 5UV Radio Adelaide's lifelong learning strategy, which aims to complement the station's mix of news, arts, current affairs and cultural output with education-based programs. Other lifelong learning initiatives are The Learning Connection (a five-program series exploring lifelong learning in South Australia, started on 3 September); Aspects of Ageing (15-part series on ageing, starting 24 September); and Wetlands Drylands (30-part series on the River Murray, starting 15 October).

"There are strong links between community education and lifelong learning and what community radio is able to offer," says Tony Ryan, the station's Executive Producer, Lifelong Learning. "These links are well worth pursuing and that is what our strategy aims to do."


Contact Details

Mr Tony Ryan
5UV Radio Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 3500

Media Team
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 0814

Mr David Ellis
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
Mobile: +61 (0)421 612 762