Our Staff

The Family

Adam

Presenter

Adam is still under 40 years of age - perhaps a rarity in Albany!

 

Adam returned from Victoria and Canberra to Albany in 2013 for family reasons, leaving his role in management in the HQ of the Australian Taxation Office to set up his own law firm in the Albany CBD - Springdale Legal.

 

One of the first things he did after returning was begin his program on Albany Community Radio, over the years alternating his requests show between Friday and Saturday nights.

 

While work takes much of his time, it is only a small part of his life. He feels it is more important to be recognised as part of the community, both within work and out of it, than as the stereotypical 'lawyer'.

 

Exploring Buddhism and other varied beliefs, spending time with family, and trying to not be professionally recognised when not at work(!) is of equal or more importance.

Peter B

Presenter

Pete was born in Sydney some years ago, lived in Lismore on NSW far north coast for 30 years, playing drums in various bands and doing a 4 year stint at 92.9 River FM Community Radio in Lismore.

Pete moved to Albany in late 2019 just in time for lockdown!

Raylee

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Raylee has been a huge part of Albanys community since she was only 18 and enjoys sharing her love of music from the 40's to the 80's by finding tracks you may not have heard of before you can often find Raylee around town and enjoys an afternoon ballroom dancing.

John Stephens

Presenter

John or Mr. Stephens as a lot know him by has been with us a long time helping keep the radio alive and running. With 38 years in technical education Mr. Stephens has shaped many people's lives throughout Albany but since retiring in the early 2000's he moved on to shape the airways of community radio here in the great southern.

Joe the Pharmacist

Presenter

Joe is the local pharmacist at terry white Chemmart in Chester pass. His passion for providing much needed health and well-being information to the locals of Albany brought him to us to produce our health and well-being half hour. He is a wonderful guy and loves a good chat with his many guests and we here at the station always enjoy seeing him pop in.

Gordon

Presenter

Gordon left Scotland in 1974 to hitchhike to Greece for a 2 week holiday. 3 months later He arrived in Western Australia!  
 Gordon got a one day casual gardening job that turned into 20 years with the same company graduating up to Operations Manager before leaving to start his own business. Sure is the lucky country.
 He Enjoy reading, online games and relaxing with a beer. 
 Gordon has been around the radio station for roughly 4 years starting in the music library before having a go at presenter. Currently presenting two regular shows. 
 Saturdays 9 til noon its the Sounds of the Sixties and Sunday noon til 3 it's Celtic and Other Folk. Hopefully He'll be around for a few more years at least!

Boy Blue

Presenter

Boy Blue recently retired to Denmark, a beautiful coastal town renowned for its beaches, parks and wineries. He recently designed and built an energy efficient house and is interested in socially sustainable energy systems. Boy blue keeps active with pilates and yoga, tai chi, and tennis.

Dave

Presenter

Dave has only been in Albany a couple of years but his wonderful energy for Radio makes him a great fit here. He is a kind and helpful person moving away from the busy Perth suburbs as a train driver getting people to their jobs on time or as close to. Music has been a huge part of Dave's life that started young with his sisters making him listen to top of the pops and he now enjoys the thrill of playing music for you.

Reg Brearley 

Presenter

Reg is a retired teacher, He enjoys spending his spare time reading, walking, swimming in the ocean or pool and greatly enjoys art house cinema. Reg moved to Albany in 2018 and join Great southern FM in 2019. He found his feet in community radio in what RTRFM previously was but continued on as part of the nostalgia presenters team till 2018. Reg moved to Albany with his wife to be closer to his son and grandchildren.

Ros 

Presenter

Ros Loves living in Albany, shes active in several volunteer groups including Great Southern Branch Australian Stock Horse Society and Great Southern FM.  Ros enjoys spending her time with Visual Arts, Sewing and gardening, horse riding, music and loves going out for a coffee, Swimming at the beach or spending time with her 8 grandchildren.

Hutch

Presenter

Hutch has been on air in the Great Southern for eleven years and still counting.

Looking for a change, Hutch moved to Albany from Perth in late 2005. He got more than he bargained for, in 2010 he married Vickie who works a couple of days in an administration role at the Great Southern FM 100.9.

Hutch loves sport mostly team sports like cricket, AFL and association football. He umpires cricket in the summer months in the Albany Cricket Association.

Hutch plays a wide range of songs from the 60’s to the present day and is always willing to take a call for a listeners request so don't be shy. 

Hutch hosts Mystery Mix (Wednesday Drive-time) and Saturday Sports Snippets (in the winter months) which is a mix of his two main interests (apart from Vickie of course).

Jay

Presenter

After a thirty year career undertaking project management in community and regional development, Jay is semi-retired and focusing on music: studying music at Denmark TAFE and sharing his love for Jazz on Great Southern FM with Just Jazz on Tuesday nights!

Jay is often rehearsing with his band and playing the occasional local gig performing a mix of covers and originals in a duo.

 

He's also recording his 8th album, to be released early next year, within an art exhibition I'm sure we'll hear more about.

Sophia

Presenter

Sophia has been in Denmark in the great southern since 2003 where she has been raising her beautiful girls.

Sophia enjoys the community in Denmark and The great southern and the peaceful lifestyle that comes with being apart of it.

Sophia enjoys gardening and bike riding in her spare time or swimming at one of our many wonderful beaches, reading books or just trying to be creative in some way.

Sophia' love of music comes from her fear dad who introduced her to a wide variety of music as she grew up and he even gifted her first radio and record player, her show jukebox reflects her love of the many genres and couldn't be happier sharing it with you.

DJ Pete

Presenter

My name is Pete and I currently present shows on Friday and Saturday mornings from 6 to 9am.  

My motivation to get involved stemmed from seeing my wife’s joyful spirit from her endeavours volunteering for a different organisation.  It got me thinking, what can I do to give something back to the community.  

Music has been a passion of mine from a very early age, raised in a house with the constant stream of music either from the radio or stereo.    

I was on-air for my first program on the 1st January 2014 in the 6am slot.  Preparing and presenting the shows has brought me such happiness which I endeavour to pass on to all our listeners.  

I encourage everyone to do something for others with no monetary reward in mind.  Volunteering brings enjoyment to both those you serve as well as yourself.

May 2020 be a truly wonderful year for you and your family and friends.

Julie

Julie has retired from nursing and now enjoys putting her energy into her love of music and researching and writing about West Australian history.

 

She volunteers her time between Great Southern FM, the Albany Historical Society and the Nurses Remembrance Association Albany.

In her spare time Julie enjoys gardening, walking, reading and meeting friends for coffee.

Bronwyn

Presenter

My husband and I moved to the Great Southern in January of 2016 after 40 odd years living in Perth. We loved our life in Perth, have many friends and family there and they all visit us regularly here in the beautiful cool green climate that we now live in. With an acre of beautiful lawns and trees, no traffic and hardly any neighbours we feel like we live in paradise. Together with our Siamese ‘Emily’ we are very happy living here.

 

With over 30 years as a professional in computer software training, using new technology and all the electronics involved with running a radio program I feel like I am learning all the time – which has to be good for this old brain!

I have been involved with Great Southern FM since July 2018 and have loved my involvement with a great group of hard working passionate people. All focused and keen to share their love of their own genre of music with the listening public of the great southern. I love that we broadcast to such a wide area in this beautiful part of the state and I regularly call out to the towns in the regions.

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