Have spent almost half my life living in the city (Sydney), though I’m a country boy at heart. Gay. Single. Glamorous from an early age.
Although I have had an online presence for longer, I have been maintaining this space continuously since May 2002. It began, initially, as a travel blog, to keep my friends in touch with what I was up to while living and working in the Northern Territory. Along the way, it evolved as a creative writing space, and in that regard it’s really helped my writing skills. For a period, it became a personal feedback space where I could self-monitor my life’s activities. It’s become a bit of an archive for some of my important professional work. And of course, it’s also been an amazing space to share my genealogical research with others and to learn from them. In the world of short, seemingly temporary, often banal comments on Twitter, Facebook etc, it’s an important space for me to maintain a sustained online presence. I do it mostly for myself, but hope you might get something out of it also.
1965-1983: Lismore, Australia
1984-1987: Brisbane, Australia
1988-1989: Bourke, Australia
1989-1991: Renmark, Australia
1991-1994: Wagga Wagga, Australia
2004: Perth, Australia
1995-Now: Surry Hills, Australia
1978-1983: 2NCR-FM Lismore, Volunteer Presenter
1981-1986: 2LM Lismore, Part-time Producer
1987-1987: Coles Supermarkets, Management Trainee
1988-1989: 2 WEB, Senior Producer
1989-1991: ABC Riverland (5MV), Morning Presenter
1991-1994: ABC Riverina, Morning Presenter
1995-2003: ABC Local Radio New South Wales, Statewide Drive Presenter
2004-2004: ABC Local Radio Western Australia, Manager
2005-2009: 702 ABC Sydney, Content Director
2009-2010: ABC Networked Local Radio, Content Director
2010-Now: ABC Local Radio, Network Development Manager
2014-2014: ABC Local Radio, Acting National Manager, Regional Stations
2015-2016: ABC Local Radio (Capital City Radio Group), Content Direction & Operations Manager, mostly focussed on our capital city stations, but also programming ABC Country, which I love doing as a side project. Country boy, and all. I also look after the ABC’s special events station, ABC Extra.
2016-2017: A/Manager, Capital City Radio Group, managing the ABC’s local radio stations in state and territory capital cities.
2017: Manager, Planning and Operations for ABC Radio (Spoken), which includes RN, Grandstand, Radio Australia, and the ABC’s local radio stations in each Australian state and territory capital city.
2017: (Current) Manager, Planning in the (newly created) Regional and Local division, ABC.
Conferences & Stuff:
2010 – Radio Days Europe – Social media and radio
2013 – Radio Days Europe – Pop up radio stations
2013 – Radio Days Johannesburg – July 3-5: Pop up radio stations, digital radio in Australia, new approaches for tomorrow’s audiences. Full programme here.