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Jackson Lavell-Lee


My Family introduced me to music at a very young age, I remember having singing contests with all my older (female) cousins when I was about 4 years old at our massive family reunions. My dad would always argue with my uncles about who had a better music scene, Australia or the UK. Uncle Terry or affectionately known as George (short for George Harrison) was a big influence on my early listening as I became obsessed with the Beatles until Dad gave me the INXS album “kick” and my fascination with the Australian Music scene began.

How did you become involved in the station?

I enquired about the January training course as I heard one of my friends was leaving the station and with my work as a music reviewer and DJ I wanted to get involved with the sound alternative because it offers the best forum for local artists.

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

J Dilla – The Shining
Sticky Fingers – Caress Your Soul
Radiohead – Kid A
Horrorshow – Inside Story
The Strokes – Is This It?

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

Tough one. I love the people, they’re so inspiring and always ready to help but I think its the feeling of delivering something you love and treasure to an anonymous audience every time you’re on air.

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

I rocked up 3 hours early to a graveyard shift and had an all nighter writing to make it through to my show.

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

The Mag, I love interviewing people and learning from their experiences. I’m a journalist by trade and I believe there is a lesson in every story, providing a forum to break stigmas an re-educate the ill informed on social issues is very important to me.

What do you do in real life?

I’m a music journalist, barista and Photographer/DJ/sports enthusiast. I have done work with the Greens at the last Election, Howl New York, and Aime Mentoring.