G’day Cloves and Cliners.
For those unfamiliar with the Australian idiom that’s blokes and sheilas or generally folks.
As a small tyke in Melbourne, who couldn’t afford to own one of them new fangled battery-operated tranie radios, I relied upon a crystal set which sparked my interest in radio and showed me there was a great big world out there beyond my street. It was filled with wondrous and enchanting styles of music and interesting yakka and I really wanted to get out there and into it.
It was not until 2003 that I got the opportunity to fulfil my dream of being on the airwaves. I started off presenting a program interviewing people involved with local community organisations. It was fun and from this start, I got involved with the station’s grassroots: calling or doing special commentary on football matches and providing technical set up and support at outdoor broadcasts.
Believing commercial and community radio were lacking in certain styles of music in March 2005 I jumped at the opportunity to present two very different and popular radio programs – Folk Plus and Under the Covers.
As to my own musical ability, I try to play, rather badly, the mandolin, banjo, bodhran, tin whistle and glockenspiel.