About Me

Standing on a glacier in Iceland

Standing on a glacier in Iceland

I’m a forty-something (okay, approaching fifty). Have spent almost half my life living in the city (Sydney), though I’m a country boy at heart. Gay. Single.

My passions include: radio (my job), travel, genealogy, music, art, theatre, food, wine, and technology. I love many things Swedish, and I am learning Swedish, albeit with a very weird accent.

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.

Places Lived:
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

Jobs Had:
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: 7092 ABC Sydney, Content Director
2009-2010: ABC Networked Local Radio, Content Director
2010-Now: ABC Local Radio, Network Development Manager
2014-January 2015: ABC Local Radio, National Manager, Regional Stations (acting while Tony Rasmussen is on long service leave)

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.

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