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I’ve always been more of an owl than a lark. The still quiet hours are when the best things happen. I even chose my career as a journalist because Evelyn Waugh informed me via the novel SCOOP that “journalists as a rule are late risers”. So it doesn’t surprise me that I enjoy being in studio late at night playing amazing songs.

How did you become involved in the station?

I have been listening to it for years, then I became a gold subscriber because I love going to In The Pines and The Winter Music Festival, and then all it took was a break in my work schedule and a bit of encouragement from a friend and I found myself in the presenters course and on air.

If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?

  • Pink Floyd – (Pulse – because it’s a bit of a best-of, and I couldn’t choose)
  • David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (because MARS!)
  • Jennifer Warnes/Leonard Cohen – Famous Blue Raincoat
  • Dr John – The City that Care Forgot
  • And to remind me of the summers of my Australian youth Cold Chisel’s best-of album called Chisel (1991)

What is the best thing about being involved in the station?

Experiencing being part of a vibrant and loving community that works hard and has a great time doing it.

What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?

Nothing really strange has happened (except that time I did a double shift in the middle of the night and was super-hyper-sleepy but still managed to press all the right buttons). But I am a bit incredulous about how much fun it is to be involved.

If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?

Home grown – because I love hearing the way local musicians sonically describe this place.

What do you do in real life?

I run the journalism major at ECU.

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