Well I’m a massive music fan of all sorts – I used to write music reviews for Pelican at UWA when RTR was based there and became a big fan of the station, started to really get into the local music scene and went to In The Pines every year. I was in a band and RTRFM was the first station to play our music. I kept saying for ages I was going to get involved and become a DJ, but in true procrastination style it’s taken me years to finally do it.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
- Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon
- The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
- Leftfield – Leftism
- Sasha and Digweed – Northern Exposure
- Massive Attack – Protection
I think those would keep me fairly happy chillin’ out on Mars and floating around in space for a fair while.
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
Being able to be part of a radio station and a Perth institution that I have always loved and admired ever since I first started seriously getting in to music. Stations like RTRFM are incredibly important for supporting local music and it’s an honour to be able to be involved, and get to share my favourite music across all genres, new and old, with people that appreciate good music, using the magic of radio!
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
Probably when I was at UWA and me and a few mates had been up all night. It was sunrise the morning of PROSH and we’d been roaming around Nedlands and decided to gatecrash the station. For some reason we were carrying a big stick and probably looked pretty crazy – but the friendly DJs let us up, into the studio and on air, and even gave us a request and let us plug PROSH. Most of us left after awhile and went home, but my mate Toby stayed in the studio and when we got home we turned the radio on and he was on air, rambling on about something and had the presenters in hysterics.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Full Frequency – because I also love electronic music. Or a Drivetime would be pretty good fun.
What do you do in real life?
I work full time in IT, write for X-Press and The West, go out to loads of gigs, dance all night, DJ around town, write songs on guitar and play the odd solo gig… and basketball.