Legend has it Jeff was born in the haunted ‘Old York Hospital’, though all records that weren’t lost to the Meckering Earthquake were blown away during Cyclone Alby. Rejecting offers to join ‘Disney On Ice’ and the ‘Johnny Young Talent Team’, he committed to study…working his way steadily to be a strong C+ student. *
Upon graduating High School Jeff decided radio broadcast and journalism were his calling so set out on a three decade long adventure of exploration and introspection before bursting onto the airwaves.
Rumours of Jeff performing as a percussionist in various Perth bands are persistent yet unproven.
How did you become involved in the station?
Completely! Introduced in the Summer of ‘69 by a mutual friend, the station and Jeff instantly found they both liked long suburban drives, late nights and chatting about serious issues.
He would turn up to the station’s gigs (and perform if the station asked), sometimes the station would turn up to his. It was like that.
Whilst the relationship isn’t exclusive and he has probably taken more than given, it has always been love.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
Not a fair question. But…
Songs In The Key Of Life – Stevie Wonder
Ill Communication – The Beastie Boys
Pieces of a Man – Gil Scott-Heron
Purple Rain – Prince
Choc O Bloc – Various Artists (Polydor 1978)
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
Baked Goods, the people that bring baked goods and the lovely community that eat those baked goods.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
John Pilger scabbing a ciggie in the carpark behind the studio. *
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Sunday Morning Coming Down. Because Sunday morning is the best morning.
What do you do in real life?
Walk around with eyes wide open in wonder.
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