Growing up, the rule on car trips with my old man was that we were never allowed to listen to commercial radio. It wasn’t until my early years of high-school that I realised I wanted to be involved with music in some way, and seeing as I can’t play an instrument to save my life, I write (and talk) about it instead. When I’m not doing that, I’m yelling about the footy or smashing FIFA.
How did you become involved in the station?
I became involved with RTRFM in August 2016, working behind the scenes as an assistant producer for The Mag and (occasionally) Artbeat. I completed the station’s radio training course in January and am now having an absolute ball slinging tunes live on air.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
Tim Hecker – Ravedeath, 1972
Chris Christodoulou – Risk Of Rain
Titus Andronicus – The Monitor
American Football – American Football (LP1)
Silversun Pickups – Swoon
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
The best thing about the station is the people who work here – I’ve never been surrounded by such a strong-willed, enthusiastic and progressive group, and already I feel like I’m a better human being because of my time here.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
I’d say I’m still a little too green to have anything particularly strange happen so far, but working with Peter Barr every week is always a hoot.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Out To Lunch. There’s no better feeling than discovering new music that hits the spot and being able to share it with other people.
What do you do in real life?
I’m an editor for a music website, a sports journalist and statistician, a gaming fanatic, and I am currently aiming to break into the national Paralympic soccer team this year.