Presenters

Bruce Potter

Mondays and Tuesdays 6 – 9 am

Advertising genius since birth and still only 30; Bruce is the station’s resident dwarf who likes a laugh or two.

 

Leah Veritay

Saturdays 8 am – 10.30 am

Leah Veritay joined Northside Radio back in 2013. After discovering a passion for radio whilst studying at Tafe, Leah realised she had to join her local community station as soon as possible. Originally presenting Saturday Sunrise from 6AM, no wake up call could throw this presenter. Leah’s love for music, film and theatre is infectious so it’s no wonder hosting Saturn’s Day Off is great fun!  

John Buchanan II

Mondays 2 – 4 pm

John show is The JB Shuffle, a two hours of jazz and blues based music. The music played covers anything and everything in jazz and blues from probably World War II right up to today. I like to play a mix of classics, oddities and obscurities. Among the people I have found and played are Curtis Peagler, and Rufus Harley among the jazz content, singers Sophie Millman, Cynthia McCorkindale  (aka Cyntia M) and more recently Hope Waits and the lesser known blues men Gary Allegretto and Joe Beard.

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The Two Johns

Mondays 4 – 7 pm

Join Jono Coleman and Jon Vidler for Drive-time with a difference . There’s lots of different interesting , funny and entertaining guests

Guests. Both. Living and dead. Slander and gossip from every corner of this flat earth we live on.

Music hand selected by the two John’s and their carers and spin doctors as well as bits that’ll make you laugh (hopefully).

John Regan

Thursdays 9 am – 12 pm

A ten quid tourist of long standing, John worked in medical electronics and then information technology until retiring some while back.

Casting around for something to do in retirement he did a radio training course and presented programs for a couple of years at a rival station.

He joined Northside in May 2015 as a producer and then, in April 2016 started presenting his own show, “A song for everyone” airing on Thursday mornings.

John’s program is an eclectic mix of singer/songwriters with a healthy dose of up and coming Aussie talent.

You can find selected tracks from his playlists at A Song For Everyone and can contact him on the email link below. http://2nsb.radiopages.info/a-song-for-everyone/2017-06-15

Peter Brichta

Tuesdays 12 pm – 2 pm

Peter has been professionally involved in film and television for more than thirty years as a film editor, producer, writer and director starting his career with the ABC in the late 1970’s. He has worked on a variety of television programs (“Four Corners”, “Beyond 2000”, “The Great Outdoors” and“Grand Designs Australia” to name a few) as well as documentaries and commercials. In this time he also ran a small CD shop on the North Shore. It wasn’t a great business success, he says, but sure gave him one hell of a CD collection for his show “Pete’s Beats“.

Graham Steele

Tuesdays 2 – 4 pm

Graham Steele, co-host of The Gentlemen’s Club, was born a long time ago in England, and came to the Antipodes in the 1970s. Chemist by profession, then marketer, and now a company director, Graham loves rugby, sailing and good food and wine.

Lisa Eismen

Tuesdays 7 – 9 pm

Lisa Eismen is a filmmaker, writer and musician that originally hails from Chicago. Her music videos, short films and documentaries have been screened in many festivals. Her theatre direction has seen her through to Awards Finalist many years over. Her latest achievement is her feature length documentary called Women In Blues,which is currently in post-production and she’d like to have it finished by February 2016. In short, she loves creating and having fun.

Jerry Jazz

Thursday 10 – 12pm
Jerry debuted in 2003 with his solo show “The Music Blitz” at Triple H FM 100.1 where he played music from various genres.
In 2016 at Northside FM he decided it was time to concentrate on one particular genre and decided jazz was the way to go. His show “The World of Jazz” showcases popular and independent jazz music from around the world.

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Jenny Tucker

Wednesdays 9 am – 12 noon

Bio to come…

Paul Just

Fill-in Presenter

Paul is a newcomer to the industry. He began in a production role in March 2013 and by August he was filling in various spots on air. Paul accepted the challenge and now  has become competent enough to present the Northside brand in a fresh, eclectic  style. A fill in presenter from Jazz to Pop there is something for everyone.  

Graeme Lyndon

Wednesdays 2 – 4 pm

Following more than 60 years in mainstream radio and television, Graeme Lyndon finds a refreshing family of friends, both listeners and colleagues, in hosting his jazz show Milestones in Music on Northside Radio FM 99.3. Graeme chooses every track carefully for its melody line, and happily places a comedy spot to brighten up the show.

Geoff Stanwell

Wednesdays 4 – 7 pm

Geoff has been involved in community radio since 2005 and with Northside Broadcasting since 2007. He feels passionately about the station and is immediate-past chairman of the Board. He is a civil celebrant, master of ceremonies and DJ, and is very involved with RSL sub-branch work. Geoff has been presenting Geoff’s Generation on Wednesday Drive since January 2010 and loves interviewing local actors, musicians, performers and politicians. Geoff is an ideal presenter for drive time as he knows most roads in NSW after having traveled everywhere for more than 30 years.

DJ Manic Monty.

Wednesdays 9 – 11 pm

Brooke is a vibrant rock and roller! She loves Tom Petty more than rock and roll, plays bass guitar and writes songs. If she’s not listening to Tom Petty you’ll probably catch her at Manly Beach soaking in the sun.  Join Monty at the End of the Line every Wednesday between 9 pm and 11pm

Harry Ledowsky

Tuesdays 9 am – 12 noon

Harry has spent over 30 years in advertising and the media. Creator of ‘Oils ain’t Oils’ for Castrol, ‘The Bundy Bear’ for Bundaberg Rum, ‘The Great Ossie Cossie’ for Speedo and ‘Moove’ flavoured milk for the Diary Promotion Council, he was named ‘the second most outstanding individual in advertising’  by the Australian Financial Review and nominated to the Australian Advertising Hall of Fame. Harry has been National Creative Director of Young & Rubicam, the head of the Worldwide Creative Directors and a board member in New York. He has been chairman of the Golden Stylus Awards four times and a judge on seven occasions. He was also the managing director of 2GB and creator of ‘Greatest Memories Latest Hits’ for 2WS. Harry is an internationally published author with Lethal Metal and has had his second book bought by Pan Macmillan for a release in March 2014. At FM 99.3 for four years, he hosts Mornings with Harry, a mix of current affairs, interviews and music.

Ron Atkins

Thursdays 12 – 4 pm Fridays 6 – 9 am with Jane Arakawa

Being a Baby Boomer, Ron loves 50s and 60s music and the radio times from that era, especially the early rock and roll from the artists who formed the core of the great music and jukebox hits from 1955 to 1965. Ron presents the Golden Oldies music program on Thursdays from noon to 4 pm, in which listeners’ rock and roll requests are a backbone of the program format. He also joins Jane Arakawa every Friday morning 6–9 am for their Brekky Club program – fun, trivia, prizes and great brekky music and requests.

Jane Arakawa

Thursdays 4 – 7 pm Fridays 6– 9 am with Ron Atkins

Jane Arakawa has been involved at Northside Radio for a number of years. She is host of the Long Way Home and co-host of The Brekky Club. Jane is also head of training, focusing on the training portfolio always looking for ways of improving the methodology.  She continues to work with the enthusiastic team of volunteers and trainers, expanding the training initiatives to reach out into the community. In 2013 2NSB was selected as a finalist in the Excellence in Training category of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s CBAA Awards – fantastic recognition of the team’s efforts.

Guy Brookes

Thursdays 7 – 9 pm

Part of the Northside Radio team for 11 years, Guy has a real passion for blues’n’roots music, especially live performance. He has produced and presented blues and roots themed radio programs throughout this period. Guy has hosted ‘Red House Blues’ (2003–04), ‘Blues Train’ (2004–06), ‘Higher Ground’ (2011), ‘Singers and Songwriters’ (2011–12), and now ‘Blues Radio’. Guy is also the editor of www.bluesradio.com.au featuring Australia’s latest blues and roots photo galleries, links, artist reviews and the latest touring information. He was a judge at the Sydney Blues Society’s 2005 Blues Performer of the Year. If you love the blues and dig roots music, tune in on Thursday evenings and find out who is playing and jamming around town.

Frank Presley

Thursdays 9 – 10 pm

In 2014 Frank Presley’s Now’s the Time celebrates 23 years on Australian public radio and 12 years broadcasting from the North Shore’s FM 99.3. Frank keeps listeners up to date with where to find Sydney’s best live jazz, international jazz news, in-depth interviews with a variety of guests and thousands of dollars worth of giveaways. Frank’s album reviews appear regularly on Jazz and Beyond along with all his radio interviews available for listening and podcast. Frank is the editor of Australia’s jazz magazine Jazz and Beyond and has won a National Jazz Writing Competition award at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz.

Matthew Daniels

Fridays 12 noon – 2 pm

A lover of all music from an early age, Matthew Daniels grew up on the music of his parents, coming to know more than they do. Answering questions on ‘spicks and specks’ and ‘rockwiz’ before contestants did, Matthew loves anything old and used to have his hair to the style of Jim Morrison. Now finding his way to Northside radio, Matthew brings 2 hours of soul, funk, disco, and anything you can groove to from midday on Friday’s

Penny Pedersen

Fridays 4  – 7 pm

Penny is a comedienne, actress and radio presenter. She has worked in theatre, film and television in dramas like Home and Away, Young Lions, All Saints, Water Rats, Police Rescue, Little Fish and Floating Life. As a comedienne she has appeared at all the usual haunts and in shows like Beauty and The Beast (Foxtel), The Fat (ABC), Upfront (ABC), The Big Laugh festival, Melbourne Comedy festivals and has worked extensively as a corporate presenter. As a radio presenter she has worked on Triple J breakfast, TGIF ABC 702 and currently hosts the Friday drive show The Long Way Home at FM99.3.

April Pressler

Saturdays 4 – 6pm

April Pressler is new to radio, following a career as a communications professional in government, media, business, NFP and other sectors. With the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, she was inaugural director of the Sydney International Media Centre and she ran Australia’s public affairs programs while on postings in Mexico, Central & South America, Italy and the Philippines. Besides her 2NSB program, April works now with print-on-demand publisher Valentine Press as Senior Associate Communications and Media, and she is also a Reader with 2RPH and Audio Describer with Vision Australia. See my playlist link here http://2nsb.radiopages.info/the-pressler-project/

 

David Brown

Saturdays  11.30 am – 12 noon

David Brown started his working life as a civil engineer but you would not want him to design a bridge you wanted to safely walk over.  His passion was in traffic engineering and transport planning, which is all about how we use our transport systems, not how we build them.  David soon became involved in commenting on issues through all avenues of the media.  He is now a motoring and transport journalist.  He test drives a new car each week but his ultimate measure of how good a car is relies on his 12-year-old and the Hayden Brown “Will you drive me to school in that car?” factor. Join David for OverDrive on Saturdays at 11:30 am.

Nick Hammond

Saturdays 12 noon – 2 pm

Born and raised in England, Nick was always interested in music, listening to pirate radio stations as a young lad. His interest peaked with artists on the Motown label in the early 70s, progressing through to the jazz-funk era of the late 70s and early 80s. Nick ran his own mobile disco as a teenager, before becoming the resident DJ at various nightspots. Arriving in Australia in the mid 80s, Nick joined the station in 1990. By day, he’s a customer support manager for a large printing press supplier; by night, he’s a great Dad. The Smooth Jazz Mix is on Saturdays 12 noon til 2 pm.

Richard Bell

Saturdays 2 – 4 pm

Richard has been presenting on Northside Radio for a number of years. His current show is called Richard Bell Reports. Richard enjoys presenting a mix of music, interviews with a broad range of guests, reports, and news with a local perspective. His team includes junior reporters, who bring a youth perspective through their Kiderview Team broadcasts. Richard describes his attempts at humour as having ‘mixed success’. He is also the Chair of the Northside Radio 99.3 Board.

Francisco Piñero

Saturdays 6 – 8 pm

Francisco has been presenting The Latin View of Jazz on FM 99.3 for many years. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about all aspects of Latin jazz.  

Karen Rodrigues

Sundays  7 – 10 am

Karen Rodrigues has been presenting her breakfast show at Northside since July 2009.

With a portfolio career that encompasses streams as a change agent, an award winning educator at the UNSW and a leadership development consultant, Karen is realising her goal to be a thought leader through the medium of radio at Northside. Combining her love of music whilst providing people with a platform to showcase their talents, Karen has certainly been able to demonstrate her passion for making a difference. Join Karen every Sunday from 7-10 a.m on Breakfast in Bed.

To contact Karen or contribute to the show with comments, suggestions or song requests email  or post a message on Facebook Breakfast in Bed Radio

Neil Cranmer

Sundays 6 – 7 am

Neil has been singing in churches either as a choir member or soloist since the age of 10. Like many of his generation, Neil has had several careers including breakfast radio presenter, music coordinator and staff trainer at the first music-focused Christian radio station in the UK, broadcasting across Europe. Neil has written, produced and voiced various campaigns for non-government and other organisations. He has also led training in media journalism/relations. Neil’s passions include aviation, sailing and music. He trained in pianoforte and studied at Forest High School in the first music stream for the HSC. Join Neil on Sounds Alive on Sunday for the latest in the new worship music streams, a talk with God and a refreshing way to face your Sundays.

Marvin Malcolm

Sundays 12 noon – 2 pm

Join Marvin Malcolm every Sunday between 12-2pm for The Sunday Affair and catch a glimpse into the world that is Soul, Jazz Funk, Smooth Jazz, Gospel and Reggae. Playing tracks from the current crop of current quality Soul music mixed with classic tracks from as far back as the 60’s.In addition we spice it up with fabulous Gospel, Reggae and Lovers Rock tracks to intensify the flavour. 

Georgina Reed

Sundays 2 – 4 pm

Georgina is a voiceover artist, scriptwriter, event promoter and marketer, graphic artist, website designer, artist, CD and performance review writer, and, of course, Northside Radio FM99.3 presenter of Soulscope.

Peter Beaver

Sundays 4 – 6 pm

Peter has been with Northside Radio since 2009. He has been involved with community radio on an ad-hoc basis for about 15 years.

Pradeep Timalsina

Sundays 7 – 8 pm

Pradeep Timalsina joined FM99.3 in 2009 after walking down Victoria Avenue, where the station is, and approaching the station manager about the possibility of putting a program on the airwaves. After a couple of days Pradeep got a confirmation call, received his initial training and then went on air. Pradeep is a producer/presenter of Nepalese program Man Mero Nepali Ho. He has had more than a decade of experience in the media industry in Nepal where he began his career as an actor; later on he directed films and music videos, and produced television programs and commercials. Pradeep has been living in Sydney with his family for six years. Through his program, he plays a significant role in preserving and celebrating Nepalese culture in Australia.

Jane Frost

Wednesday 12 pm – 2pm

Jane is a former freelance bookkeeper and Bed and Breakfast owner/host in Naracoorte, South Australia. Jane trained at 5TCBFM in nearby Bordertown and presented an afternoon program for about 5 years before returning to Sydney. In 2004 she joined Northside Broadcasting where she presented In Harmony on Monday evenings until 2008. Jane rejoined the station in March 2015 where she once again presents In Harmony at Midday on Wednesdays. Playlists http://2nsb.radiopages.info/in-harmony

Rob Campbell

Wednesdays 7 – 9 pm

Rob works in information technology. He is also creating a mobile phone app for victims of bullying or any form of discrimination. Rob is co-presenter of It Takes Two with Sally Shepherd. Rob and Sally are north shore locals born and bred.

Sally Shepherd

Wednesdays 7 – 9 pm

Sally works at Vision Australia and is a marketing fundraiser. She is also a yoga teacher and has a diverse range of interests. Sally is co-presenter of It Takes Two with Rob Campbell. Rob and Sally have known each other for 15 years and are BFFs.

Sharon Thompson

Tuesdays 4 – 7pm

Sharon is one of our most experienced and loved presenters, Sharon has come back with her much loved brand of presenting and music “ThomsonsCorner“,  listen in you will be pleasantly surprised, because for Sharon. “The Music Matters”  

Simon Baker

Thursdays 6 – 9 am

Bio to come…

Ray Shoostovian

Fridays 9 – 12pm

Ray has been a Wookie since he could talk. He began his career in radio at the age of 16, worked for 2SM as a radio announcer and producer and has also powered his own very successful disc jockey business. “Been there and done that”, Ray currently freelances as a sales representative and is an expert with advertising and with anything ‘media’.

Stephen Sim

Fridays 2 – 4 pm

Stephen Sim has been a presenter with FM 99.3 for the past 14 years and has also served the station as Chair of its Board of Directors. For many years Stephen presented  ‘An Evening with …’, which was a one-hour program where he interviewed some of Australia’s most famous people as well as ordinary folk with a great story to tell. Stephen currently presents Friday Afternoon, an interesting, easy-listening show, featuring music from the 1950s and 1960s, intermingled with chats with guests. The fabulous Alicia presents her Sports Report throughout the program.

Frank Crisp

Saturdays 8 pm – 12 midnight

Bio to come…

Tony Pang

Sundays 9 – 10 pm

A co-presenter on The Gentlemen’s Club every Tuesday, Tony is also the presenter of Asian Jazz Hour every Sunday night, featuring top contemporary Asian and Australian jazz artists. Through this music program Tony hopes to promote cultural and economic ties between Australia and the fast-growing economies of the Asia region. Tony’s interests include playing in a band; listening to contemporary jazz, soul, R&B and blues; and helping people through community and charity work. Tony is a past president of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Chinese Australian Forum. His current roles include being a commissioner of the Community Relations Commission, Chairperson of the Hornsby/Central Coast Regional Advisory Council and Secretary/Director of welfare group CASS CARE.

Georgina Reed

Sundays 2 – 4 pm

‘Soulscope’, presented by Georgina Reed & Peter March, is a program covering the whole scope of soul music including jazz, funk, blues, soul, reggae, Latin, world and their sub-genres, featuring both new and established Australian and international artists. We include music from current artists through to older soulful selections. By providing an abundance of information about the music genres and presenting interviews with local and visiting musicians, plus offering regular gig guide details, we keep listeners informed about what’s happening on the live music scene. During the show, listeners and subscribers are regularly given the opportunity to win prizes such as CDs, DVDs or tickets to events.

Peter March

Sundays 2 – 4 pm

The music we present on Soulscope is rarely heard on other radio stations, which gives lesser-known or unknown artists an avenue for their music to be heard on Sydney radio. As FM99.3 streams live on the net, Australian artists also have the opportunity to be heard around the world. For a fun and informative music program, tune to Soulscope with Reed & March, Sundays on Northside FM99.3, streaming live on www.northsideradio.com.au and visit our ‘Soulscope Music’ Facebook page where we post our weekly playlist and a gig guide listing up-and-coming local and international artists appearing in the Sydney metro area.

Mick Drayson

Sundays 10 –12 pm

Info to come…

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Sam Arenson

Wednesdays 11pm – 1am

Sam Arenson, better known as Archie, is a 23-year-old guy who loves to have a bit of dance, make people laugh, and see the power of music unite people from all over the world. Having studied and completed his media degree at Macquarie University in 2013, Archie has always had a passion for broadcast media and radio. After travelling all over the world for the past 3 years he has landed on Northside Radio where he aims to bring you an energetic and entertaining program every Wednesday night from 11PM with all the latest tunes in the electronic music genre.