Denis Walter

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Denis Walter
Born (1955-01-03) 3 January 1955 (age 62)
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Occupation radio presenter
media personality
singer, recording artist
Website Official Denis Walter website

Denis Walter OAM, (born 3 January 1955) is an Australian radio presenter, baritone singer, recording artist and media personality who also presented television news for 16 years.

Career[edit]

Walter's music career has lasted over forty years and he has recorded 16 albums to date.[1]

For 16 years until his final bulletin in November 2008 when he left to join Melbourne radio station 3AW full-time,[2] Walter was a news presenter in regional Victoria for WIN Television (a former affiliate of the Nine Network). He has also hosted nightly televised Keno lottery draws and having presented the weather on Nine News in Melbourne earlier in his career, returned for a few weeks in December 2008/January 2009 to fill in for Livinia Nixon.

On 10 November 2008, Walter began hosting the afternoon radio program on 3AW (693 AM) Melbourne, replacing Ernie Sigley who retired.[3] Walter regularly performs at concerts throughout Victoria when his radio commitments allow and is also a popular corporate host.

Community work[edit]

Walter is a patron for Cystic Fibrosis Australia, an ambassador for the Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Make A Wish Foundation (South West Victoria) and Barwon Health and also does work for the Neuroscience Foundation and a number of other charitable and community groups.[4]

Each year Walter hosts Carols by the Bay at Eastern Beach on the Geelong waterfront, the third largest Christmas concert in Australia behind similar major Christmas events in Sydney and Melbourne. [5] He is also a long-standing performer since 1979 at Vision Australia's traditional Christmas Eve Carols by Candlelight event in Melbourne.

Honours[edit]

Walter was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours list "for service to the performing arts as a singer and entertainer, and to the broadcast media."[6]

Personal life[edit]

Walter is married with twin stepdaughters and is a proud grandfather. He currently lives in Geelong.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.deniswalter.com.au/recordings
  2. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2008/09/denis-walter-to-exit-win-news
  3. ^ Writers, Staff (23 September 2008). "Denis Walter to replace Ernie Sigley at 3AW". Radioinfo. Radioinfo. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.deniswalter.com.au/charitable-causes
  5. ^ Rooth, Meagan (8 December 2013). "Crowds flock to Denis Walter's Carols by the Bay". Geelong Advertiser. News Ltd. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Jefferson, Andrew (8 June 2015). "Queen's Birthday Honours 2015: Denis Walter awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia". Herald Sun. News Ltd. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 

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