With Melbourne's record temperature of 46.4 and the various fires raging across the state both 3AW and ABC dropped regular programming this afternoon to give full coverage to the events happening across Victoria.

3AW's Neil Mitchell took control of the afternoon program with the station aborting an OB from Yarra Glen which was under possible threat from fires. Mithchell remained on air until 8.00pm before handing the baton to Steve Murphy and Mike Brady.

Although 3AW claimed to be broadcasting across the state some regional stations retained their normal programming, partly due to on going problems with Fairfax Syndication.

ABC 774 and ABC local radio called on 774 morning presenter Jon Faine who continued to provide regular updates into the night from all pockets of the state which were either under threat or ablaze.