#ozpod2019

“Because a lot of producers come from a journalism background, they mostly think about the words. I love that he spent so much time speaking about the sound”, I said to someone over drinks at the end of #ozpod2019 today. We were talking about Dan Blank, creator of the fiction podcast, “Carrier”. Dan, incidentally, has …

Check out this video about what’s on ABC TV this weekend

Check this out. Terrific ep of Compass on Sunday night, featuring a bunch of people I know well. Check out the promo video for Love Your Neighbour https://www.abc.net.au/…/compa…/love-your-neighbour/11325744 Baptist Minister Karina Kreminski is well known in the neighbourhood for her blog “Surry Hills and Valleys” which features stories of Surry Hills Residents. Compass explores Karina’s …

Riot Preview Screening

There were moments in the movie, Riot, where I had to look away. I’m not one for violence in movies, as I often find the violence in films is somewhat gratuitous. Though you wouldn’t say that about this film, which recounts the events of the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 1978. In …

The ABC back in 1992

It’s that time of the year when radio stations in Australia are in the final stages of preparing to make their presenter line-ups for the following year. This is a rather cute corporate video from 1992 featuring myself as a youngster working in regional radio. Though most of my hair is gone, I still own …

Twenty Five Years

The official employment offer letter states it was twenty five years today that I was offered a job at the ABC. I’d previously been employed at the community radio station at Bourke in Western NSW. I’d applied for a few ABC jobs during the previous six months. When the call came through from Don Bensted …

Future of Public Service Media – Sydney Ideas

“There’s no universal model of public service media, in terms of content, principles or funding” was the concensus of the academics who spoke at a Sydney Ideas forum, which I attended tonight. “Sydney Ideas”, by the way, is a series of regular public forums which I sometimes go along to. Despite our “BBC model” of …