I love music and I’m really quite interested in people and their stories. Community radio combines both of these very well so I’m a big fan of it too!
How did you become involved in the station?
I wandered in to pick up a feature album I’d scored and asked if I could help. I started assisting producing the talks shows, volunteering at events, moved into the news department and now present a few shows when there’s a chance.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
Wait a minute…is this a trick question? In space, no one can hear you scream (or rock out) right? Also, FIVE?? Ouch…that’s mean.
Tori Amos – Boys For Pele
David Bowie (a Best Of cos how can you choose?)
Sleater Kinney – The Hot Rock
The Go-Betweens – Quiet Heart (Ha! another best of…!)
Gillian Welch – Time (The Revelator)
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
The humans! RTRFM provides a welcoming, engaging, challenging and interesting environment for its listeners and those who work within its walls and radio waves. It’s an awesome, diverse community and one of the only places your ears are guaranteed to hear something new every day. Also, doing a show is like creating a mix tape to share, but not just to your one mate who’ll probably lose it and not appreciate how many hours you laboured over the exact order of the songs…but, whatever.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
Turning up to one of my first news presenter slots to the building totally doofing out at 5am on a Friday morning to the sounds of Beats Per Minute. Colin was in the kitchen having a dance party-for-one to his own show. Pretty great.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
I would love to present the legendary Drastic On Plastic. I also love the whimsical journeying on Golden Apples Of The Sun.
What do you do in real life?
I’ve got a day job for a crust but I try and be creative with my spare time, writing a bit of music and making audio pieces for oral history projects. I also make time for some serious tricks training for my dog Snowy – she’s a champ.