Newsroom

4KQ has Brisbane's most comprehensive  radio news.

With longer bulletins every half hour during Breakfast and hourly across the day we’re committed to keeping you informed.

We’ll keep you up to date with what’s happening in your City, across the country and around the world.

Whether it’s breaking news, politics, money matters, showbiz, sport, traffic or weather - our experienced team of journalists and presenters will bring you the right balance of information.

At 4KQ we take news seriously.


4KQ News Presenters

Jo Hayes

Jo has been working in journalism since 2009, after a career as a Speech Pathologist.

Jo joined 4KQ in August 2012, after a few years at Brisbane’s family station 96.5FM. She wore a number of hats at 96.5, including news director, breakfast newsreader, and breakfast show co-host.

Jo completed her journalism studies at the Queensland University of Technology, where she completed a Masters of Journalism in 2011. Her masters research topic looked at ‘the etiquette surrounding afternoon tea in modern Australia’. No surprises, Jo enjoys all things ‘afternoon tea’ – especially the baking (and eating!) of scones.  She is currently working hard to perfect her scone recipe and looks to Flo Bjelke-Peterson and Julia Childs as her role models in the kitchen.

Outside the newsroom, Jo loves spending time with her (very large) family … and feels blessed to call Brisbane home.

You can hear Jo reading the week-day breakfast news from 5am – 11am.

Hope Fabillar

Hope has worked for major metropolitan radio stations in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne as a journalist and news presenter for 20 years.  During the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games she commentated the Australian Men’s and Women’s basketball matches for the Main Press Centre.
 
Her foray into commercial radio began in 1993 at 4BC.  The following year she moved to Sydney where she spent five years at 2UE reading the national morning news for the Sky satellite network news service for more than 76 stations across Australia, as well as on-the-road reporting for 2UE news.  She has also worked for Fox FM and Triple M, Melbourne and Gold 104 and Mix 101.1, Melbourne.
 
She graduated from the University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba with a Journalism degree and is fluent in Tagalog, (Filipino) and knows French.

You can hear Hope read the week-day afternoon news from 12pm to 6pm.


Jim Dolan

Jim is often heard to say he has the best job in the world and many would agree.
He gets to watch sport for a living! And talk to all the stars from all the codes.

Then he gets talk about it! Giving you all the news, scores and those bizarre moments that can happen in sport; Every half hour from 5-9am Monday to Friday as part of breakfast with Laurel, Gary and Mark in the morning.

Jim started in radio as a joc in 1984, when they still played records, in Mackay and moved to Sydney in 1996 ‘because the Olympic Games weren’t on in Mackay.’

After stints working with 2UE and 2GB Jim joined the team at 4KQ and loves the early starts. (Not just so he can play golf most afternoons of the week!)

Jim freely admits his 4 favourite days of the year are State of origin 1,2 and 3 and the first morning of the Gabba test every November! 


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