How did you first connect with Triple R?
I first got involved with Triple R through RMIT University. I was taking the radio course in my final year and we got to create our own show for Room With a View. I went overseas for a while after this and when I came back I got straight back into hosting Graveyards and haven’t left since.
What/when was your first show?
My first ever show was a Graveyard shift, where I managed to build up some solid dead air time. After many sleepless nights in studio one, I began covering Hit Me Up, Local And/or General and got my own slot on Tabula Rasa doing a Melbourne Music month, which is something I’m really passionate about.
What's your favourite Triple R story?
I think my favourite Triple R story is still yet to come. But so far one of my favourite things is the phone calls you receive from our amazingly kind and loyal listeners. From one lady who called me during International Pop Underground just to thank me and tell me that she was enjoying every single song I had played. To a gentleman who called to say that he was sitting at home listening to my show in his pink and white striped briefs, loving every minute of it.
Your favourite other Triple R program and why?
It would have to be a toss up between Breaking and Entering and Local And/Or General. Listening to Lauren and Simon has been a huge inspiration and taught me so much in regards to music knowledge. I’m a massive local music junkee and listening to Jason’s show each week makes me incredibly impressed by the talent we have in Australia/NZ. After both of their shows each week I go away having Shazam’ed or written down a bunch of songs on Post It notes to add to my collection.
What does Triple R mean to you?
After coming back from overseas Triple R was the one thing that made me feel like I was a part of my local community. I always thought I would be behind the scenes producing a show but never presenting one and it was Triple R that gave me the confidence to give it a shot. I have got to meet some super talented people, and I am at my absolute happiest when I’m in the studios.
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?
Having to choose a single favourite CD is one of my worst nightmares. But if it had to be anything it would probably be Twerps debut self-titled album. This was the first album, which made me realise how much I love Melbourne music, and has led me to listen to a whole range of local artists. It will always remind me of growing up as a young adult in Melbourne. I’ve also played it on repeat far too many times.