I fell into the world of RTRFM back in the late nineties as a cardigan wearing grunge kid desperate to play some Ammonia on the radio. I did, and that was that. After completing a Communications degree and heading off around the world a few times, I found myself as an office volunteer at the station. Jokes with Peter Barr and Dave Cutbush got me a stint on Homegrown, then Drivetime, and now I work here in the office.
Outside the RTRFM world, although that is little. Chris enjoys hanging at bars, watching bands, riding his bike and pretending the world is ok.
Did a bit of work experience back in the old UWA days, then came back on board in 2005 for some volunteer work. Got myself a show, became entrenched and now I get paid to be there.
I set this question and I realise it is dumb. Today they would be:
We live in an increasingly mediocre world, where the stupid are applauded and mediocrity is the new brilliant. I love the fact that I am part of something that goes against that grain. The media world sets the narrative and RTRFM sets a narrative that challenges, teaches and engages our audience. Mainstream media is creating a nation and world of narcissistic morons, RTRFM and other community broadcasters are the bastions of hope amongst the shit.
Call me on a Monday morning… or borrow my phone over the weekend.
Most of them.. at the moment I would love to do a Golden Apples.
I’m the Volunteer, Events & Operations Manager at RTRFM. I look after most things around the office, volunteers, members, website and lots of other things. If you want to volunteer, be trained, go for a studio tour, ask what Peter Barr is like in real life… drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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