I’m a father, a husband, a musician, a lover of music, a Dockers fan and the General Manager of this unique and incredible community.
When I’m not arguing with Pete about the apparent shadiness of the “goggle industry” I like to kick the footy, play music, cook and eat good, sustainable food and ogle at 50’s and 60’s era cars that I cannot afford.
Program Director & Talks Producer
‘Do what you want to do, be what you want to be, yeah’.
Old band the Master’s Apprentices said so a long time ago and Peter Barr has always tried to follow this sage advice. In an increasingly homogenous world. Pete held the position of RTRFM Breakfast Presenter for 10 years, hanging up the mic at the end of 2014. He now concentrates all his energy on producing top quality talks content and teaching the next crop of broadcasters at Murdoch Uni. Oh and on his two lovely daughters and beautiful fiancee.
Essentially he tries to be a decent guy who likes a laugh and plays a top tune or two.
He hopes you enjoy what he does. If so, that’s his reward.
I have been presenting at the station since late 2014 which greatly enhanced my pre-existing passion for sharing diverse new music I discover with anyone and everyone around me – taking up my role as Music Coordinator has pushed this obsession into hyper-drive!
If I’m not in the RTRFM office or studio, you’ll probably find me working on my own music, recording and mixing bands, DJing all over the city or doing some “industry research” (aka enjoying myself at a gig).
Breakfast Presenter/Producer & Music Interviews Coordinator
She started volunteering at the station at the start of 2009 as an assistant producer on Morning Magazine. It took her months to get the guts to go on air, but eventually she did and spent the next few years presenting Morning Magazine and filling in on shows like Drivetime, Out to Lunch and Breakfast.
In 2013 she headed over east to get her head around this radio thing and studied at the Australian Film, TV and Radio School in Sydney. After graduating she worked as a journalist and newsreader at WaveFm in Wollongong, New South Wales where she heard enough Nickelback and Taylor Swift to last a lifetime.
She’s back at RTRFM having seen a bit more of the world and knowing that there’s no place she’d rather be. She loves a good tune, an impromptu dance and a strong cup of tea. If you’ve got a story, an idea or a gig coming up get in touch with her: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adrian Sardi is RTRFM’s Production Manager, and spends his days cooped up in a studio producing all of the stations sponsorship announcements & on-air promo’s.
When not at the station, he’s writing his own music, teaching music production and spending far too many nights behind the decks trying to convert club goers to his eclectic taste in music.
Operations, Events & Volunteer Manager
Chris has been hanging around the halls of RTRFM for sometime. A once Office Volunteer, Chris is now the stations Operations and Volunteer Manager. He makes sure things get done while maintaining a sense of calm. When the pens run out, Chris is on it. When the studio stops working, Chris gives it a go and when Pete’s ego needs massaging Chris tells him to toughen up. Chris presents Homegrown on the station and is Jonny on the spot when someone doesn’t arrive for a show.
I spent the last few years bouncing between the US and Australia, doing stints at record labels (Hidden Shoal, Partisan) and publications (Space Ship News, Life is Noise). After the obligatory move to Melbourne (for six months) I’ve wound up back in Perth and now serve as RTRFM’s Marketing Coordinator, promoting our events, building the local music hub and gazing deeply into Peter Barr’s enchanting eyes.
Rhian has been involved with RTRFM for close to four years as a broadcaster. She has been a regular on Homegrown, Morning Magazine, Artbeat and Rockin’ The Roots. She now joins us as a Development Manager.
Head of Training
I’ve learnt so much volunteering at RTRFM that it’s my turn to pass it on. When i’m not hunting around for new music, or on the air myself, I’m running training sessions for would-be RTR presenters and people who want to learn more about radio, as well as skill sessions for our existing members to continue to develop and improve.
I organise and deliver the training, along with some very fine help from RTRFM staff and volunteers.
RTRFM is proud to work alongside organisations like the CMTO and YACWA to deliver workshops for our volunteers and the wider community. It’s a pretty great job!
Stan Fotinos has a passion for sound and making things work which is what made him get into radio broadcasting.
He started work in commercial radio and landed on the doorstep of RTRFM some years ago. Stan’s job is to fix things when they go wrong, and loves nothing more than being called by presenters at 1am to change the studio light globe!