I’ve been a music obsessive for about as long as I can remember. I love discovering and sharing great music, and RTRFM is a great way to do both of those things.
How did you become involved in the station?
I started in 2016, doing the usual overnight spots and fill-ins on a variety of programs. The lack of sleep from overnight shows is pretty rough when you’re in your mid-thirties, so I recommend getting started earlier than I did. In 2017 I became a regular presenter of Soulsides, which was very cool since it’s my favourite RTRFM program.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
Roxy Music – Stranded
Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Jerry Lee Lewis – Live at the Star Club, Hamburg
Serge Gainsbourg – Histoire de Melody Nelson
Beck – Odelay
…either that or five box sets. Are box sets cheating?
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
Having the freedom to create the kind of show you’d like to hear. It’s so much fun getting to present a program where I’m really excited about the music that I’m playing, especially when listeners call in and tell me they’re enjoying it. The other thing is of course the people – the station is home to some of the friendliest music buffs you’ll ever meet.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
Nothing too strange, although having equipment malfunction mid-show is not the best.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Presenting Drivetime is a real treat since you can mix it up without a specific theme. I’d also love to do Siamese Dream, being a child of the 90s.
What do you do in real life?
When I’m not listening to music, working or sleeping, I like to play basketball, read, watch films and spend plenty of time with family and friends.