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CaitlinNienaber

An obsession with music kicked off my love of radio and I feel so lucky to have landed in the job of presenting Breakfast on my favourite station in the world.

I grew up as a pretty quiet kid in Fremantle and ended up spending a lot of time in my bedroom as a teenager listening to tunes, reading magazines and generally daydreaming. I got an arts degree and worked in video shops while volunteering at RTR. I then studied radio in Sydney and worked as a radio journalist. I enjoy eating delicious meals, dancing badly, dabbling in craft, pugs and staying in bed on Sunday mornings with magazines and cups of tea.

How did you become involved in the station?

After being a listener for a couple of years and volunteering at another local station, I started at RTRFM in 2009 as part of a practical unit to finish off my arts degree. After a semester helping out on Morning Magazine I was completely hooked and never left.

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

  • Paul Simon – Graceland
  • The Pharcyde – Labcabincalifornia
  • Pixies – Doolittle
  • Beyonce – anything
  • The Triffids – In the Pines

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

Peter Barr’s scatological sense of humour, a call or an email from a listener, Full Frequency on a Friday arvo with Rok Riley, the feeling of being part of a community, In the Pines, a local musician nailing a tune live in the studio, a chat with The Whipcracker, good music, meeting people who are doing interesting things with their lives.

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

I gave Hugh Cornwell from the Stranglers my email address and received hilarious dad jokes from him for months after our interview. I then realised he was sending the same jokes to Debbie Harry and Brian Eno. I often wonder if they enjoyed them as much as I did.

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

I’d like to try everything at some point. Some of my favourite shows are Golden Apples of the Sun, Drastic on Plastic, Black and Blue, Out to Lunch, Soulsides and El Ritmo.

What do you do in real life?

I’m still getting my head around the fact that this is my real life!

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