A Newsman And His Music

With a career in broadcast journalism spanning five decades, Bayside resident Colin Tyrus brings you his unique blend of talk and music.

Australia: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

For Southern FM presenter Nathan Reynolds, the festive break featured the best of multi-cultural Australia. But, in this chat with Colin Tyrus, Nathan also tells of his uneasy encounter with the ugly underbelly of hatred and bigotry. Listen to Nathan’s show Hear and There on Sundays from 12 PM to 2 PM.

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Thommo’s COVID journey

Southern FM Presenter Michael Thompson has recovered from a nasty dose of Coronavirus. In this podcast, Michael tells Colin Tyrus how the virus affected him. As broadcast on A Newsman and His Music on Monday 10 January 2022. Michael Thompson presents Kick Off on Sundays 9:30 to 10:30 AM with all the latest on the world game.

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COVID update from the Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Australia’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd was Colin’s special guest on A Newsman and His Music this week. In this podcast, Professor Kidd talks about the Omicron variant and what to do if you test positive. To listen to the interview or read a transcript, click the READ MORE button. Read a transcript of the interview here. (Broadcast on

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Millsy previews Carols in the Gardens

Southern FM newsman Colin Tyrus chats with Rob “Millsy” Mills in this special preview of our live broadcast of Carols in the Gardens on Saturday 18 December 2021. Join hosts Rob Mills and Lucy Durack from 6 PM on Saturday for Southern FM’s live broadcast from the beautiful Rippon Lea Estate in Elsternwick. More info: gleneira.vic.gov.au

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Men’s Health with Sam and Richard

One of the most popular segments on Southern FM’s A Newsman and His Music is the Men’s Health and Wellbeing segment with Sam Gledhill and Richard Chan. Here’s the latest episode (as broadcast after the 10 o’clock news on Monday 6 December 2021).

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