Tag: Radio

I’m the Manager of Local Planning for ABC Regional & Local, which is a role mostly focussed on the ABC’s Capital City Radio Network. Though I work mostly as a Manager, I still keep my hands “dirty” in radio presentation, with the weekly radio program, Editor’s Choice

Marty McCarthy and Bridget Brennan

Olle Scholars

"OMG, I was in a meeting the other week, and I realised I was one of the 'older people' in the room", I told a colleague earlier tonight. "I was no longer 'the bright young thing'. I was now the 'older senior advisor'", I added. "The same thing is happening in my family", I told ...

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 ...

Radio Everyone

I made a brief appearance on ABC Radio in the Northern Territory today, talking about Radio Everyone, a pop-up radio station in support of #globalgoals https://soundcloud.com/jamesobrien/radio-everyone You can listen to the station until October 2, here http://www.abc.net.au/radio/stations/extra/live?play=true

John Williamson, Pixie Jenkins, Warren H Williams

Country Music

In the last couple of months I've begun to reacquaint myself with my love of country music. It's taken me back to the days of regular visits to the Tamworth Country Music Festival, which are now more than a decade ago, as my radio career has taken me in a different, more city-based direction. Despite ...

Half My Life

A few months ago, you might recall, I made a post here about my twenty-five years of continuous service with the ABC. 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 ...

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Conversations @ Giant Dwarf

Had a fabulous night at the Richard Fidler "Conversations" event at Sydney's Giant Dwarf Theatre. Here are some photographs from the evening.

Giant Dwarf Radio Play

"This could be really good or really lame", I said to my friend Michaela the other week when I invited her to join me for the "Radio Play" at Giant Dwarf Theatre. I'd read about the event a few weeks ago on Eventbrite, and I heard Tom Ballard who wrote/directed the event on 702 ABC ...

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Busy Week – Many Choices

It never rains. It pours. There are many weeks (and weekends) where I find myself sitting at home staring at the ceiling, or sitting on the couch scrolling through the television channels hoping desperately there'll be something to watch. Dullsville This week and next don't fall into that category. Work is super-busy right now. On ...

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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 ...