The ABC has appointed Joe Gelonesi as the new Content Manager for ABC Classical and ABC Jazz. Gelonesi has been acting in the role since April when his predecessor Toby Chadd was appointed as Australian Chamber Orchestra Director of Artistic Planning. Gelonesi will now lead the only dedicated national Classical and Jazz radio stations, as well as oversee ongoing initiatives and programs run by the ABC.

ABC Classic

Gelonesi is a familiar face at ABC Classic, where he has been a presenter in the past. He presented The Philosopher’s Zone on Radio National and was a member of the RN executive editorial team for almost two decades. He was also part of the team which produced Triple J’s first Hottest 100 in 1989 , and developed the ABC Top 5 media residency project for early-career scholars in the arts, sciences, and humanities.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to champion and support their efforts to bring Australians together through...