Ian McNamara is an Australian radio presenter/singer/songwriter/producer, who hosts the ABCLocal Radio program "Australia All Over" on Sunday mornings. He was born 17th December. He graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Economics before working as a jackeroo. In 1973 he played the guitar with Col Joye and the Joy Boys. Ian first joined the ABC in 1974, in the Industrial Relations department but moved to the Rural Department two years later as a Rural Reporter. He then spent 12 months in television, working on A Big Country and Countrywide, before returning to Rural Radio in 1980 as a reporter and eventually, presenter of Australia All Over. In 1984, Ian was appointed Executive Producer of the current affairs program City Extra (a 2BL current affairs show), but late in 1985 he returned to the Regional Radio Unit as Executive Producer of programs including Morning Extra, Australia All Over, and Resources.
Ian loves speaking with Australians from all walks of life and relishes the chance to travel the country with Australia All Over.