How did you become involved in the station?
Having grown up in random parts of Europe, formed as an individual in far north and practically inhospitable reaches of North America, and now soul-searching in sunny Australia, my eccentricity has not gone unnoticed either by me or those close to me. Being drawn to RTRFM, its ethos and values, and getting my energy fix from hanging out at the station, simply makes sense. I first expressed interest in finding out what the radio waves are all about while in university, but ran away faster than the speed of light when I heard the sound of my own voice.
Now many many many moons after the initial incident, I’ve learnt to focus on much more important things, and after taking the initiative to complete the presenter’s training, I love spending time on air and my life has never been happier. Having been welcomed to the RTRFM community, in a way is giving me access to the varied Perth community. All things music fascinate me and push me to explore further my own amateur musical talents, while motivating me to keep on top of new releases and brushing up on the old but not forgotten classics, and have plenty of new things to talk about with old and new friends.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
- Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
- Feist – Let it die
- Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi Love
- Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club
- Jeff Buckley – Grace
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
I get to listen to my favourite music on really big and loud speakers. Size does matter!
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
Well, I’ve been spared so far from anything truly strange happening. Although, being lucky enough to witness in person the recording of an interview with a representative of the BDSM community (and I have to admit that certain gestures and facial expressions simply do not translate over the radio so being there in person was key!) in Perth and learning all about the handkerchief etiquette of being in a gay bar could potentially classify as strange, but I’ll interpret this as more entertaining and educational. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for strange stuff… the environment is ripe!
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Rock, Rattle & Roll would provide a significant challenge and would be an incredible experience. Rockin’ the Roots is the show I got my eyes set for… so I suggest you all get ready.
What do you do in real life?
A humble geologist pushing the frontiers of science while working for a cutting edge mineral and rock analytical company. I rock!