My family sometimes told me I have a ‘voice for radio’. I never really believed it until just recently. I’ve been helping out behind the scenes with The Mag and with RTRFM’s website for just over a year, but as a wise man once said, sometimes you gotta step from behind that piano. I’m a pretty big prog head, but a lot of my musical taste also developed from my love of video games, and that sense of fun is what I hope to share in my role as presenter.
How did you become involved in the station?
I was bouncing between a few training courses when I was looking for places to volunteer at. I knew RTRFM by reputation even as far back as when I was in university, so I shot them an email asking to help out, and I quickly got acquainted with the station.
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
The pure sense of community. I think a lot of us want to feel like we belong to something bigger than ourselves, but I love how clear it is at RTRFM that we’re all in it together, and for each other. Every interaction I’ve had at RTRFM has been interesting or enlightening; everyone’s always got something new to bring to the table, so I’m never bored, and we’re always moving upward.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Critical Mass. I’m actually always listening to that slot on Wednesday where Critical Mass sits between Posted and Behind The Mirror, and metal has such a wide variety of subgenres and textures that I’d love to see what I can add to it. Failing that, All Things Queer because it’s relevant to my interests, or The Mag just because I’ve been helping out with it for as long.
What do you do in real life?
If I’m not at RTRFM helping out with The Mag, I’m helping out at an op shop, playing Rock Band with my friends (yes, this is still a thing) or I’m trying really hard to actually get good at Smash Bros.