Directors of Northside Broadcasting Incorporated

The Northside Radio Board consists of 8 independent non-executive directors. There are currently 6 active directors.

Our 2NSB directors are passionate about Northside Radio and bring a wide range of media, not-for-profit, legal, business and commercial skills to the board.

The key role of the board is to provide oversight and governance to ensure Northside Radio remains on air, providing great music and local content for our vibrant North Shore community.

In doing so, the board oversees the strategic direction of the community radio station, with a focus on all governance issues and associated business functions (regulatory, financial, legal, audit and risk).

The board ensures our radio programs are delivered as effectively and efficiently as possible, to make the most of funds donated by our wonderful sponsors, subscribers and members.

2NSB Board meet monthly. Officers are elected annually at the Northside Radio AGM.

Current Board Members

Phillip Rosen – Chair

Phillip Rosen hosts The Friday Zone on Northside Radio every Friday morning from 9am – 12pm. During Phil’s show you can relive the best memories of your life with an eclectic selection of rare music and history you won’t hear anywhere else.

From ‘On This Day’ in Music history, to interesting musical themes, you will be entertained with fun facts about the music we all love and remember from the Team Leader of the winner’s of the inaugural Northside Radio Music Trivia Quiz. Make a date with Phil Rosen ‘MikeSide’ and enter The Friday Zone. Get carried away with the best sounds that went round when we were all a little closer to the ground.

Phillip was elected Chair of Northside Radio Board in September 2023.

Jerry Yoshida – Treasurer

Jerry has been with Northside Radio since 2016.  He is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and High Court of Australia. Previously he was the Vice President of Power Thinking International Inc (2003-2008) and Vice President of Psycho Genomics Research Institute (2008 – 2020) both organisations were Non-Profit Community organisations involved in Cancer Research. Jerry has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Law and also attained a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and Diploma in Management.   He is the author of the book “Increasing Sales Through Relationship Marketing” and has been a corporate trainer for Fortune 500 and Small to large Businesses in the field of marketing and business development.  Jerry was formerly the Chair of Northside Radio board, Chair of the Programming and Training Committee and a member of the Youth, Community and Ethnic Diversity Committee.

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Terence Hogan – Secretary

Ron Atkins – Chair, Internal & External Property Maintenance Committee

Ron chairs the Internal and External Property Maintenance Sub-Committee and is a member of the Programming and Training Committee. Ron’s Northside Radio program GOLDEN OLDIES every Thursday afternoon from noon – 4pm features the best Jukebox Hits from 1955 to 1965.

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Merran Regan – Chair, Marketing & Events Committee

Merran Regan has worked in arts marketing, theatre publicity and casting for over 35 years and more recently as a presenter at Northside Radio for the last 6 years. She has a BA Communications with majors in Journalism, Psychology and Film Production from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and a Diploma of Acting from Ensemble Studios Acting School. She was director of More Publicity and Merran Doyle Publicity for 18 years; clients included Ensemble Theatre, Glen Street Theatre, Parramatta Riverside Theatres, Belvoir St, Sydney Opera House, Seymour Centre, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, and many more. She was Senior Publicist for the Olympic Arts Festival during the 2000 Sydney Olympics and has worked on publicity for more than 300 productions including many national tours.

She was Communications Director at Ensemble Theatre for 18 years then switched to Casting and Events for another decade until April 2024.

On her Northside Radio Wed drive program IN THE SPOTLIGHT Merran regularly interviews local mayors and celebrities, actors, directors, playwrights, producers, artistic directors, authors, singers and musicians. Merran was a board member of Northside Radio briefly in 2020 and re-joined the board as a casual director in Sept 2023.

Ray Hood – Casual Director

Ray grew up in Balgowlah and Wahroonga on Sydney’s North Shore, so has a great affinity with the Northside so to speak… he also spent many years living in the UK in the sixties as a child, and later in the 90s and naughties… he has worked in advertising and publishing as an art director and then moved into publications management with NGOs and the University sector. He has a BA in Media Studies and History from Macquarie and a Design Diploma from Billy Blue. These days he makes music, playing Jazz guitar around Sydney venues, and also art and does the drive-time experience (Music Inside Out),  Thursdays 4pm on Northside Radio. He does casual work for GFK Media on the national radio ratings so has a good insight into the industry and its changing landscape.

Mathew Magee – Casual Director

Mathew is currently Northside Radio’s Technical Director and a member of the Engineering and Technical sub-committee.

Mathew has always had an interest in technology and has been involved in broadcasting for most of his career. He has worked for the ABC, Channel Nine, BAI Communications, Paramount Global, and as manager of an engineering consultancy providing advice to many media and communications organisations. He has expertise in roles anywhere from camera and microphone to antenna and towers – and everywhere in between.  He holds a Honours degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sydney.

Mathew’s first involvement with 2NSB was for “a couple of hours” one afternoon in 1998… since then he has been involved with many technology projects at the station, including the frequency change to 99.3MHz, transmission and antenna upgrades, IT and infrastructure refresh, and most recently, the refurbishment of Studio 1.

Mathew joined the Board to fill a casual vacancy in 2022. His aim is to ensure that the board considers technology issues and opportunities in the decision-making process, and to equip the station with appropriate practical technology support and systems, to make radio that serves our community.