Posts Tagged ‘6KG’

One of the big differences between working on the radio in Australia and working here in the UK is the studio mixing desks. When you start a new on-air job, you have to quickly get used to the studio mixing desk, or the “desk”. That’s what it’s called in the UK, in Australia it’s called […]


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 […]


I really didn’t want to go out after midnight in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. I’d heard the town could get a bit wild after dark. Kalgoorlie is the largest settlement for hundreds of kilometers. Most of the people who live there work at the Super Pit which is an open-cut gold mine almost four kilometers long, 1.6 kilometers wide and […]


One of the funniest things I’ve ever heard on the radio wasn’t supposed to be funny. I was in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia in June 1993. I presented the 7pm to midnight shift on the local station “Rockin’ The Goldfields 6KG” so I listened to the station, whenever I could to get a feel of how […]


In June 1993, I realized that radio meant more to me than life itself. There are lots of bugs that will kill you in the Australian Outback. Some of the deadliest are spiders (Redbacks and Funnel Webs). As part of the course I was on at the Australian Film Television and Radio School in Sydney, […]


The constant sound of dripping from the leaky tap in my room at The Palace Hotel is one of the lasting memories I have from the two weeks I spent in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. In June 1993, I presented the 7pm to midnight shift on, “Rockin’ The Goldfields 6KG”. I was sent there on my […]