I’ve always been more of an owl than a lark. The still quiet hours are when the best things happen. I even chose my career as a journalist because Evelyn Waugh informed me via the novel SCOOP that “journalists as a rule are late risers”. So it doesn’t surprise me that I enjoy being in studio late at night playing amazing songs.
How did you become involved in the station?
I have been listening to it for years, then I became a gold subscriber because I love going to In The Pines and The Winter Music Festival, and then all it took was a break in my work schedule and a bit of encouragement from a friend and I found myself in the presenters course and on air.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
- Pink Floyd – (Pulse – because it’s a bit of a best-of, and I couldn’t choose)
- David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (because MARS!)
- Jennifer Warnes/Leonard Cohen – Famous Blue Raincoat
- Dr John – The City that Care Forgot
- And to remind me of the summers of my Australian youth Cold Chisel’s best-of album called Chisel (1991)
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
Experiencing being part of a vibrant and loving community that works hard and has a great time doing it.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
Nothing really strange has happened (except that time I did a double shift in the middle of the night and was super-hyper-sleepy but still managed to press all the right buttons). But I am a bit incredulous about how much fun it is to be involved.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Home grown – because I love hearing the way local musicians sonically describe this place.
What do you do in real life?
I run the journalism major at ECU.