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Benj Ramsay

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I grew up in Perth, but at the age of 17 moved over to London to pursue whatever took my fancy, fast forward 4 years and a couple other countries I find myself living and loving absolutely everything Perth. I have returned to find a music scene that is not only incredibly unique but also just plane buzzing.

Now my life is very much composed of trying to be as creative as possible, whilst ignoring the fact that I am not actually that creative, thus, finding myself hosting strange/ bizarre events, sitting in the RTR office once a week and even somehow squeezing in a degree.

How did you become involved?

A new bartender started at the bar I worked in at the time, who happened to be Harry Malcom, an old Out To Lunch presenter. I was already very interested in radio and asked Harry if I could sit in on one of his shows and he lovingly took me along, where I sat in with himself and also the previous music coordinator Adam Christou. I asked Adam if I could help out around the office, fast forward a year and a half and here I am still in the office but also the studio!

If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?

The Beatles – Let It be

David Bowie – Lets Dance

Alabama Shakes – Sound and Colour

King Krule – 6 Feet beneath the moon

Daft Punk – Homework

What is the best thing about being involved with the station?

The station is just full of people who want to be there and love being there. There is something about a huge community of people who are there to give their time and give their energy to collectively grow, that is truly addictive.

What is the strangest thing that has happened to you in the RTRFM studio?

I was hosting an out to lunch and I was asked what I was wearing, they then suggested what they envisioned me wearing, which was shiny shorts and a mesh singlet. Got a little spooky, but I loved it.

If you could present a show that is not your own, which show would it be? Why

I would love to present a full frequency as I am just a house/ disco collecting demon and would love to get the people wiggling in their cars.

What do you do in real life?

I do many things but to narrow it down, I host my own events, I manage musicians, I manage the restaurant Pinchos in Leederville and I study events management at Curtin.