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Natalie Ong

Presenting: Plucked Strings

Sometime in 2004, I came into the studio with Jack Warner for his show, Acoustic Cafe. Was introduced to Naomi Millett who was looking for new presenters for The Guitar Show (which became Plucked Strings). Was egged into accepting the opportunity by my mate Neil (Black Coffee) Francis who wanted in on the action as well. Auspicious beginnings…

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

  • JOHN MARTYN – Solid Air
  • THE VERVE – Urban Hymns
  • MERCEDES SOSA – Corazon Libre
  • LUMINESCA – Seduction
  • RODERIGUEZ – Cold Fact (and I was a fan years before the doco came out)

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

Being part of an independent radio station run by dedicated and passionate staff and volunteers offering music and content not often aired elsewhere, promoting local music and artistes and serving various (niche) demographic segments.

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

No one particular experience, love meeting a wide range of interesting folk.

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

A panel show showcasing the best in alternative food and other experiences in Perth (with vox populi segments) to show that Perth is so undeserving of its “boring” tag.

What do you do in real life?

Commercial and contract management.

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