Quite by accident this week, I found myself attending two "live radio events". The first was a recording of "A Rational Fear"; the second was a live performance of "The Unauthorised History Of The Sausage Sizzle", a documentary which goes to air this weekend as part of "The History Lesson" on RN. The first, "A … Continue reading Live Radio
Twenty years ago, or so, the ABC used to feature a state-based TV show called "Snapshot". It went to air just before the 7.00pm news. Hosted by people from ABC Radio, it was a brief "what's on" program, focussing on arts and cultural events happening in each state. Put simply, the radio presenter would come … Continue reading Face for Radio
For a brief moment today I was transported back to Tamworth (NSW), and in particular the Country Music Festival. The launch of the Golden Guitars for 2019 was held today at my workplace in Sydney. Attending, I was reminded of being one of the judges, and making my way through a crate-load of compact discs. … Continue reading Back To Tamworth
“I still can’t understand why a bunch of ABC people would go to a commercial radio conference”, my friend Sue said to me earlier today, as we sat and waited for our respective flights back to Sydney. “Despite working to different agendas – advertising sales vs public service – we both have similar objectives and … Continue reading Radio Conferences
At the end of a "difficult week" at the ABC, there's still much to smile about. One of the awesome things that's happened recently at work has been a project to make the ABC's digitised archives more readily available internally. For me, it means a whole bunch of my earlier work, which I thought was … Continue reading Career Memories
My friend Damien and his wife were on Gili Air when the recent earthquake occcured. Damien spoke on ABC Radio Hobart about the experiences they encountered.
A couple of years ago, I wrote the following: Twenty five years ago (or thereabouts) I remember attending the National Choral Championships in Wagga Wagga. Although it sounds fairly tame, the championship organisers found themselves the subject of national media interest, as they asked the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir to change their name to … Continue reading The Eastern Suburbs G&L Choir