A lover of diverse music genres, Justine has long wanted to master the art of the perfect mix tape and thought presenting a radio show might be the ticket. Volunteering at rtr created the opportunity and she completed the presenters’ course in 2008, followed by a few crazy early morning stints on Snoozebutton. She graduated to Saturday Rewind/Replay, Morning Magazine and Rockin the Roots before finding a more permanent home on Sunday Morning Coming Down.
How did you become involved in the station?
I had been listening for years and then thought I should give something back by volunteering, starting with Radiothon in 2007.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
This is really hard – can’t I take my iPod??
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
When I was on the merch stall once at In the Pines I helped a guy try on a t shirt – for some reason he took off his pants. Answering the studio phone for someone who wanted Chinese takeaway was pretty weird too.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
There are so many! My top two would be Soulsides because I love funk and soul, and Drastic on Plastic because I like a diverse range of music and want to support female artists.
What do you do in real life?
I’m a lecturer in psychology.