How did you first connect with Triple R?
Listening to The Ghost, The Cheese Shop and Headley. I was out in the suburbs and Headley saved any party I'd go to. I heard Painters and Dockers on a RRR show and nearly died. I thought, this is the most wild garage music ever!From there I was hooked, RRR was my tonic.
What/when was your first show?
Aural Text, for fourteen years. It was a mix of books, spoken word and making it up as we went. I shared the mic with such luminaries as Steve Grimwade, Jeff Sparrow, Lorin Clarke and many more!
What's your favourite Triple R story?
As a listener, being connected to community and mainlining good music. The likes of Karen Leng or Squaredy. As a presenter, interviewing John Cale or Laurie Anderson or Jon Stewart. Hearing amazing people. And who can go past the staff and volunteers? They should be bottled and sold as wonderful jewels.
Your favourite other Triple R program and why?
Like choosing my favourite chocolate! How can you do that? Jeff Sparrow on Hullabaloo, Kulja and Dylan on Grapevine, Biggsy on On the Blower, Michelle Bennett on Spoke, Richard Watts on Smart Arts…. All informative, creative shows. I’m choosing the weekday 9am-12pm slot to begin with…
What does Triple R mean to you?
Vibrant, enlightening, passionate radio.
The studio door has accidentally jammed shut with you stuck inside. If there was only one CD in there with you, what would you want it to be, and why?
I could blindfold myself and choose any Bob Dylan CD. Or The Muppets.