Bob Hargreaves

Bob's radio & television broadcasting profile


  • Entered commercial radio in 1957 at 2AY Albury
  • Transferred to 4WK in southern Queensland
  • 2CA Canberra (Presenter)
  • ABC Canberra (News reading)
  • Radio Australia (programme contributor)


  • Regional cameraman/reporter for ABC Television, Brisbane and Channel 10 Toowoomba.
  • Then joined the Channel 10 staff as announcer/newsreader.
  • Channel 7, Canberra as Publicity Manager and commercial voice-over.
  • In 2000, did voice-overs for Channel 7's Olympic coverage.


In 1972 I joined the Federal Government's television unit in Canberra making films for world television. Awarded my ACS Accreditation for visual quality in 1987.



  • Associated with RPH since before it began broadcasting
  • And a member of the organisation's policy body (The Australian Council for Radio for the Print Handicapped) for many years
  • Responsible for the construction of the Canberra station
  • Heavily involved in reader and presenter training
  • Programme Manager
  • Vice President
  • President for 11 years

(2 RPH)

Producer/presenter of a weekly magazine programme and the same for `special programmes'.

A little trivia perhaps…but…

That weekly half hour has been going for 1,459 episodes and has never missed a weekly broadcast in 28 years and 5 months.

Specials include: (Audio Descriptive & Effects.)

  • 60 minute Cowra Breakout
  • John & Elizabeth Macarthur's Farm
  • Dam Busters anniversary
  • Weary Dunlop (P.O.W. Burma Railway)
  • Kingsford Smiths beach take-off for New Zealand
  • 10 x 30 minute audio descriptive Queensland travel series
  • The Bombing of Darwin
  • ANZAC DAY specials (30 minutes)
  • ANZAC DAY Live audio descriptive coverage of Canberra march (for 6 years.)
  • 14 x 30 minute Researching Family History
  • Yarraman Heritage Centre
  • Profiles: of 11 Victoria Cross awardees
  • Profiles: People (and animals) on our money
  • Christmas Special (Each year)

Bob Hargreaves

photo Bob Hargreaves reading on air in studio