Whitsunday Times - - FRONT PAGE - Dane Lilling­stone dane.lilling­stone@whit­sun­day­

AIR­LIE Beach will be beamed to screens across Aus­tralia this week as Sun­rise comes to town.

The Chan­nel 7 morn­ing show will head to North Queens­land and will be broad­cast live from Air­lie Beach, Bowen and Hamil­ton Is­land to­mor­row (Fri­day).

There will also be a spe­cial live mu­sic per­for­mance from Air­lie Beach by Shan­non Noll, who is set to per­form his brand new sin­gle South­ern Sky.

Host Sa­man­tha Army­tage will be joined by the crew as they broad­cast live through­out the Whit­sun­days from 5.30am.

“We think it’s re­ally im­por­tant to fol­low up on sto­ries like this, not just for­get about them when they leave the daily news cy­cle,” Sun­rise ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Michael Pell said, re­fer­ring to the cy­clone re­cov­ery.

“North Queens­land is open for busi­ness. That’s the im­por­tant mes­sage we’ll be send­ing to our view­ers.”

The an­nounce­ment on Sun­rise on Mon­day morn­ing also promi­nently fea­tured Ocean Raft­ing and the Whit­sun­days’ new ‘Wel­come Back’ na­tional ad cam­paign.

As part of the an­nounce­ment, Kochie and Sam dis­cussed what an amaz­ing des­ti­na­tion the Whit­sun­days is.

“It is so im­por­tant that all of Aus­tralia gets be­hind us. We want to show you, just don’t take our word for it, that ac­tu­ally it’s back up and run­ning,” Kochie said.

“It’s a great place to take some respite from a Mel­bourne or a Syd­ney win­ter – it’s open for busi­ness.”

Sun­rise is en­cour­ag­ing lo­cals to get down to the Air­lie Beach es­planade to see the show live from 5.30am.


BIG SHOW: Chan­nel 7's Sun­rise is com­ing to Air­lie Beach.

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