Peter Goers, South Australian Radio Personality in the Running for the 2011 Australian of the Year Awards
Norwood, SA (News4us.com) November 11, 2010
Radio personality Peter Goers is South Australia’s Local Hero and is now in the running for the 2011 Australian of the Year awards.
Mr Goers was honoured last night for his long-term commitment to the arts, after 35 years in the entertainment industry.
“It is a wonderful honour for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to once again sponsor Australia’s Local Hero Award and to celebrate the extraordinary work of ordinary Australians who make their local community a better place,” a department spokesman said today.
“Mr Goers, from Norwood, received the award for his dedication to community organisations, charities and the arts.
“Outside of his current role hosting the ABC Local Radio program, The Evening Show, Peter volunteers considerable time and energy to community arts and cultural groups, acting as patron for six organisations and ambassador for a number of charities.
“Australia’s Local Hero Award recognises the enormous contribution of Australian citizens such as Peter, who selflessly work to make the lives of those around them better.
“Peter is an outstanding Australian citizen who is an inspiration to all of us.”
Following the state and territory award presentations, Australia’s Local Hero Award recipient will be announced next year on January 25 in Canberra.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S LOCAL HERO
Benevolent radio personality
Peter Goers is an actor, director, reviewer, former academic and host of the ABC Local Radio program, The Evening Show, which broadcasts throughout South Australia and into New South Wales. His career has spanned more than 35 years in the entertainment industry, across a range of different mediums including television and theatre.
Once a feared arts critic, Peter describes himself as a reformed social irritant. As a columnist for Adelaide’s Sunday Mail and a radio announcer, he has won himself a dedicated audience. Peter has lent his prominent public profile to volunteer for various community organisations across South Australia. Peter is patron of six arts and community organisations, ambassador for numerous charities and the Port Adelaide Football Club.
Attending more than 120 community events in the past year, he has taken on a range of responsibilities from public speaking, mentoring and committee work, to assisting in raising awareness of local programs and events. His commitment is notable with almost all of his spare time spent supporting these community, artistic and cultural groups in achieving their goals. It is a contribution he prefers to think of as “a rare privilege”.
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