Archive for the ‘Kalgoorlie’ Category

Sometimes I wonder how much impact I’ve had on radio listeners because I’ve moved around a lot. I never planned to move around so much but I’ve had to go where the work is. Every radio station I’ve worked at has been a long way from the previous one, usually hundreds of miles, sometimes thousands. […]


When I finally got my first professional broadcasting job, things started out OK but by my third week on the air, I was convinced that I was going to get fired every single day I worked there. In August 1993, “Hits and Memories 2PK” in Parkes New South Wales were looking for a new Breakfast […]


Australians are hard working, no-nonsense, practical people. They might not follow all of the rules but they get the job done. They also love to have fun. For two weeks in June 1993, as part of the broadcasting course I was on at the Australian Film Television and Radio School, I was working at the radio […]


Although I was thousands of miles from home, there was something familiar about Kalgoorlie. I presented the 7pm to midnight shift on the local radio station 6KG, for two weeks in 1993. Kal, is a mining town in Western Australia. I found it easy to relate to the mainly blue collar workforce that listened to […]