Macca on way to Coraki for live radio show and famous boxing gloves auction

ABOVE: ABC radio presenter Ian McNamara will be at Coraki in September for a live broadcast. Photo: ABC

Susanna Freymark

Ian McNamara will broadcast his Sunday morning show Australia All Over from Coraki on September 11.

The ABC radio identity known as Macca will broadcast live at the cenotaph in Coraki from 5.30am-10am.

As part of the show Macca will auction a pair of boxing gloves belonging to former world featherweight boxing legend Jean-Pierre ‘Johnny’ Famechon who died this year at the age of 77.

Jean-Pierre ‘Johnny’ Famechon

Johnny emigrated from France to Australia when he was five.

In his nine-year career, he made a record 56 wins (20 by knockout), six draws and five losses.

The gloves, signed by Johnny, have been donated by former heavyweight Olympic boxer Athol McQueen from Kyogle.

Roz Knights from the Kyogle Lions Club said Athol and Macca are mates and the live radio broadcast has come out of that friendship.

“We got a phone call from Macca’s IT guy,” she said. It was the first they knew the show was going to happen.

The Kyogle Lions will be at the broadcast to run a free sausage sizzle and give out cans of soft drink.

The club will also offer packs of flower seeds.

“So, we can put colour back into Coraki,” Roz said.

The club has already donated 200 teddy bears to Coraki children. The bears were donated by the Melbourne Lions Club.

Everyone is invited to bring a chair and come listen to Macca on Sunday morning, September 11.

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