I’ve been listening since the station was called 6UVS and was based at UWA. I’ve been an on-and-off subscriber (when $ allowed) and a long time listener. Back in the mid-’90s I did a radio show at Curtin FM (then 927AM, based at Curtin Uni) and recently found myself wanting to get back into sharing my enjoyment of music. I contacted RTR, got some training with them and here I am.
Like most presenters might say – no fair, I’m not sure how to choose these! Can I update them later if anything changes? How about I just take a radio receiver that can pick up RTRFM?
OK, I’ll have a go.
Listening to the various presenters and shows, being exposed to new musics I like, being able to turn RTR on at most hours of the day and really dig the tunes. Hearing/meeting the other presenters and feeling part of a caring, groovy club.
One morning in the wee hours I was driving in to the studio to present the Snooze Button program and was listening to RTRFM. A song came on that sounded rather dark and had some maleficent-sounding whispering in it too. It was so off-putting scary that I changed station to listen to some AM talkback. Once I got to the station I headed upstairs to the studios and went to stick my head in and say hello to whoever was presenting. There was nobody in the first studio… and nobody in the second! The station was on auto-pilot (which is turned on by a presenter when they finish a show and the next presenter is a no-show). I was alone in the station at 4am and it was running by itself and it seemed a rather devilish ghost in the machine that had freaked me with its track choices.
Underground Solution – I love the tracks the dudes play on that show, selecting beats for a Saturday night, being the soundtrack to punters getting ready for, and heading off on, a night out.
Golden Apples or Ambient Zone – for folky, mind-expanding, ambient, spacious and thoughtful selections
The Mag – to discuss current affairs and raise awareness about various topics across art, music, environment and living in Perth.
I’m a landscaper with an Honours degree in Anthropology. I dream about paid writing and radio gigs, working at a magazine or radio station (or both) as well as doing outdoor research and conservation projects. I like pottering in the garden and keeping houseplants and thinking about what tracks to play on my next show.