Portrait of Derek Guille

Derek Guille

Derek Guille is broadcaster heard weeknights on ABC 774.

Derek fulfilled his childhood ambition when he began his radio career with 3HA in Hamilton in the early eighties. In 1987 he joined the ABC at the Horsham studios of 3WV/WL, presenting the local current affairs Morning program, before moving on to the breakfast shift. With the creation of the ABC’s Bendigo studios in 1993, Derek moved to central Victoria as Breakfast presenter and station manager.

After spending three years presenting the statewide Afternoon program on 774 ABC Melbourne and ABC Local Radio throughout Victoria and Southern New South Wales, in 2003 Derek took over the reins of the Evening program for Victoria. His programs feature live performances by musicians from around Australia along with the nightly “10 Minute Quiz”.

Before beginning his radio career, Derek worked for Channel Nine and Batman Records and travelled overseas where he worked as a music journalist, silkscreen printer and photographer. A keen, if somewhat rudimentary, musician, Derek plays guitar, snare drum, ukulele and kazoo, with varying degrees of proficiency, and sings with a sort of jug band called The Ugly Uncles. His passion for music and live performance is often extended with his regular visits, as a performer or compere at festivals like the Port Fairy Folk Festival and the Queenscliff Music Festival.