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Mitchell visit gives issues national air

A visit from Melbourne broadcaster Neil Mitchell has put a national spotlight on issues facing the Wimmera.
The award-winning journalist broadcast his 3AW program Mornings With Neil Mitchell from Roberts Place in Horsham and used the opportunity for ‘face-to-face talkback’ with Wimmera residents.
The program, heard in the Wimmera on 3WM, gave national air-time to topics from flood to the proposed Horsham bypass.
Stawell baker Chris Waack used his time on the program to convince Mitchell and former Premier Jeff Kennett to help lure the Great Australian Vanilla Triumph to the region.
“It’s been a great success for Ouyen but they no longer want the competition so I think it would be a great thing for Stawell,” he told Mr Kennett via phone link to Melbourne.
Mitchell described his tour of regional Victoria as an ‘eye-opener’ and achieved his goal of getting better acquainted with his regional listeners.

ON AIR: Retired Quantong farmer Ron Corp chats with broadcaster Neil Mitchell during his visit to Horsham. Mr Corp used the ‘face-to-face talkback’ segment to send a message to ‘greenies’ and politicians. He vowed to ‘keep chewing ears’ until his message got through. Pictures: LUKE HOBBS

BYPASS PROTEST: Horsham district resident Noel Janetzki used the Neil Mitchell broadcast to protest against plans to run a Horsham bypass through his Haven property. Picture: GREG O’CONNOR

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Posted on May 25 2011

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