Basically I love music and I love news and current affairs, so it was pretty inevitable that I got involved with RTRFM. I presented Morning Magazine from 2008-2012 and became a member of the Homegrown collective in 2011. I’m currently a resident DJ at Amplifier Bar and play music around Perth as often as humanly possible.
I’ve been all sorts of things over years including journalist, DJ and record store slave, but presenting and being involved with RTRFM remains one of the most enjoyable aspects of my life.
How did you become involved in the station?
After listening to RTRFM for a few years, I started volunteering at the station in 2008. I’d just completed a journalism degree and was keen to get a bit of experience in radio. I assisted Barr in producing Morning Magazine for a few weeks, until I was unexpectedly thrown in the presenter’s chair one morning.
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
Knowing that everyone involved with the station REALLY cares about things, and will give up their time to try to make others care too. Also, I was lucky enough to interview some incredible people on Morning Magazine.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
Being blatantly hit on by a 50-something star of the hit sitcom ‘Prisoner’ during an interview was pretty unsettling/awesome.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Friday Full Frequency. Just to experience for a couple of hours the respect and adulation that listeners have for Rok Riley! In the name of music research, I’d probably have a go at presenting any show that was on offer.
What do you do in real life?
I’m a press secretary for a WA Member of Parliament. I also DJ at a few venues around town and attempt to write about things when I get creative urges.