Julie-Anne Ford, 1931-2012, had a long career in ABC Radio drama and features and was its director from 1985-89. This department, now defunct, produced plays, features and serials for all ABC networks from the 1930s, and Ford was a key member in what was perhaps its most creative period, the 1970s and 1980s.(from the «Sydney Morning Herald» obit column, written by Rodney Wetherell and Ron Blair.)
Julieanne appointed me to run Radio Helicon from 1987 to 1988. It was the most rewarding work I have ever done. Now, programs like Radio Helicon and other radio features and plays have been dropped from ABC radio forever, to make way for cheaper talk and chatter shows. We are the poorer for it.