An invitation from Travel Writers Radio

Travel Writers Radio

Peter Watson (l) and Graeme Kemlo (r), hosts of the Travel Writers Radio show

This week the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) celebrates its first year of the Travel Writers Radio show, covering all the areas of food, wine and beverages, leisure travel, business travel, business events/MICE and, importantly, the people in our industry. We also celebrate the doubling of our show from one hour focused on food wine and travel to two hours – an hour on food and wine etc that we call “Flavours” and a whole hour just on travel – from new and interesting destinations to first person experiences. Travel Writers Radio is created by IFWTWA members from Australasia and around the world – we have had dozens of local and international members on the show, which is broadcast live every Wednesday drivetime ( from 5 pm to 7pm ) on J-AIR 87.8FM radio in Melbourne. It also goes out live via the Internet, we have iOS and Android smartphone apps and we have a podcast facility, now hosted on our own SoundCloud site – https:/ As an IFWTWA writer member we invite you to contribute editorial content to the show; as an associate member with clients in the travel industry we welcome your pitch on stories about your clients that you feel would be of interest.  Ideally, since we broadcast initially in the Australian FM market, your story should have some appeal to Australians, who are great travellers and well known for their love of food, wine and the good life. There’s a renaissance in “the wireless” as we used to call it, because radio has never really gone out of fashion.  It excites the imagination and is a magnificent medium for telling stories, so any journalist with a little upskilling can repurpose stories gathered for print or online use. They can be re-told, refreshed with the addition of actuality – interviews, short but relevant quotes from your interview subjects, even a headshot of your subject to go alongside the interview on SoundCloud.  You will receive a link to download your story after we broadcast it – your interview subjects love hearing their story and PR associates report the benefit of being able to send clients a copy as well. This is yet another benefit of IFWTWA membership.  At IFWTWA Australasia we are also committed to upskilling members in the current climate of shrinking journalism opportunities.  Soon we will conduct the first training program for writer members who want to understand the requirements of storytelling on radio. If you are interested please contact us. To submit your story idea, please contact Graeme Kemlo, IFWTWA Australasia chair and executive producer of Travel Writers Radio –


About Graeme Kemlo

Melbourne-based Wordsmith / Photojournalist who covers the business events (meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibitions) market in Australia and offshore. Graeme still finds time to write on food, wine and leisure travel. He is also Executive Producer and Host of Travel Writers Radio, (Melbourne 87.8 FM every Wednesday from 5 -7 pm, and available 24x7 at

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