Keith Conlon

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Keith Conlon, giving a talk in relation to the 200th anniversary of the death of Matthew Flinders, at the State Library of South Australia, 21 July 2014.

Keith Conlon, LL.B. 1968, B.A. 1968 (University of Adelaide), OAM,[1] is a veteran Australian broadcaster based in Adelaide.

Conlon previously presented talk radio station 5AA's breakfast program with Jane Reilly, and formerly with Jon Blake, John Kenneally and Tony Pilkington. He is also the current chairman of the Crows Foundation for children in need.[2]

In 1971, The University of Adelaide's Department of Adult Education appointed Keith as the Producer/Manager of its new community radio station which commenced broadcasting as VL5UV on 28 June 1972.[3][4]

He also formerly hosted Postcards SA on the Nine Network from 1995 until it was cancelled in November 2011.[5] Conlon has also worked at ABC 891 where notably his former colleague John Kenneally was his producer. He presented the weeknight edition of ABC News in South Australia from 1989 to 1992. In 2012 Keith was teamed with Jane Reilly and he retired in 2013.

Conlon has had a life-long interest in South Australian history, and in December 2017 he was appointed to a 3-year term as chair of the South Australian Heritage Council,[6] an independent advisory body on heritage matters to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, and the Minister for Planning.[7]


  1. ^ "The University of Adelaide Distinguished Alumni Awards". The University of Adelaide. 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Crows Foundation board members". Crows Foundation. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  3. ^ "The University of Adelaide Series 651 - Radio 5UV Administrative Records". The University of Adelaide. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Radio Adelaide's 40th birthday". Radio Adelaide. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Postcards (SA) "Its not like the ratings died or nobody advertised"". TV Tonight. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  6. ^ Mr South Australia to lead state Heritage Council InDaily, 22 December 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  7. ^ Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources > SA Heritage Council Retrieved 23 December 2017.