Northside Radio Presenters
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays | 6am – 9am
Advertising genius since birth and still only 30; Bruce is the station’s resident dwarf who likes a laugh or two. Email email@example.com
GG’s Country & Western
Georgie’s love of country music came early in a life filled with riding and horses. She recalls it being the soundtrack of Gymkhanas and other equestrian events.
At the age of 30 she started in radio, first in Queensland on Gympie’s 4GY, and for the last 30 years has been on and off at Northside Radio, Sydney. She’s also a reader on 2RPH, Sydney’s radio and print handicapped station.
Outside of radio, she keeps busy with horse rides raising funds for MS from Taree to Port Macquarie, endurance rides where she works as a strap, and the Kidney Kar Rally.
Saturdays | 8am – 10:30am
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! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursdays | 9am – 12pm
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
John Buchanan II
MONDAYS 2 – 4 PM
John’s show is The JB Shuffle, 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 bluesmen Gary Allegretto and Joe Beard.email@example.com
Tuesdays | 12pm – 2pm
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 his 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“. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturdays 4pm – 6pm – The Pressler Project
April Pressler is a radio presenter, screen and theatre actor, voice over artist, media and business consultant, former diplomat and singer. She presents The Pressler Project on Northside Radio every Saturday afternoon, bringing listeners a range of latest contemporary music that includes electronica/indie/chill/indigenous and more. She focuses on presenting listeners with a fresh program of latest music in her favourite genres every week and includes selected interviews from time to time. April also produces and presents programs on RPH Network of Australia.
April is the current Chair of the Northside Radio Board, since November 2020
Tuesdays | 2pm – 4pm
Graham Steele, 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. Email email@example.com
Tuesdays | 2pm – 4pm
Ralph Kerle, co-host of The Gentlemen’s Club, can usually be found 3 or 4 days a week taking photos from his kayak on Middle Harbour for his next photographic exhibition somewhere across the globe. Ralph is well known in the Australian arts and entertainment scene with a long career working creatively as a writer, producer, and director in theatre, TV commercials director, TV producer, short film maker and photographer. When he is not creating, he is arguing rugby selections and game plans with his host. For relaxation he listens to loads and loads of music he loves to share with the TGC audience. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays | 7pm – 9pm
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. Email email@example.com
Wednesdays | 9am – 12pm
Jenny is an integral part of the Northside Presenter team, with her warmth and sometimes spiritual banter Jenny brings her own brand of eclectic music and community news. Jenny love to get her listeners involved whether through requests or general on air information. She has been a pillar of strength in our fundraising activities and with her likability her listeners respond in kind by subscribing to FM99.3 which helps keep us on air. Jenny is also the mum of the face of womens rugby league, Jessica Sergis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays | 2pm – 4pm
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. Email email@example.com
Wednesdays | 4pm – 7pm
Geoff has been involved in community radio since 2005 and with Northside Broadcasting since 2007. He feels passionately about the station and is a former Chairman of Northside’s Board of Directors, Geoff recently re-joined the Board in August 2021. 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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Inside Out
Fridays | 9pm – 11pm
With DJ – Ray Hood’s tongue firmly planted in his cheek
Sydney musician and music trivia buff.
Ray lived in the UK as a child in the sixties, and plays Jazz guitar around Sydney and Melbourne… and the South of France each August. He has an extensive knowledge of music. Ray explores all sorts of genres: Jazz, Classical, Rock, Latin and Pop, and he uncovers all the interesting facts and dirt on your favourite artists. He also has guest interviews with local artists and some bizarre listener phone ins which are good fun.
Join Ray every Friday at 9 to 11pm for Music Inside Out on Northside 99.3FM and the Music Inside Out Podcast on Mixcloud.” Music Inside Out every Friday between 9 pm and 11pm. Email email@example.com
Tuesdays | 9am – 12pm
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 released in 2014. At FM 99.3 for over 10 years, he hosts Mornings with Harry, a mix of current affairs, interviews and music. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursdays | 12pm – 4pm and
Fridays | 6am – 9am 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. Email email@example.com
Thursdays | 4pm – 7pm
Jane Arakawa is producer and host of Thursday’s Long Way Home and co-presenter of the Pop Heads Hour of Power with musicologist Roddy Lee that broadcasts from the Vault of Vinyl every Thursday between 5 – 6PM. The Hour of Power is heard around Australia on the Community Radio Network.
LISTEN TO EPISODES OF THE POP HEADS HOUR OF POWER
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.
Jane was selected as a National Features and Documentary Series Finalist in 2015 for Australia’s Radio Pioneer – Charles Maclurcan
Thursdays | 7pm – 9pm
Part of the Northside Radio team for 16 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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays | 4pm – 7pm
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. Email email@example.com
Fridays | 12pm – 2pm
Hi, I am Barry Mack, I have to say live broadcasting is exciting, additive, and really keep me firing on all cylinders. We have music Irish modern and traditional as well as Australian and international flavours. Radio has been a great passion for the past fifteen years and Northside Radio fits so well. The station is friendly and has welcomed my very different show. I believe in upbeat songs and music that lifts the spirits, I endeavour to do persevere with this. We have trivia, on this day, news items, history, poems and information on the artists we play. Every show is different but still lively and informative depending on the day or the date. Humour to me is so important and a giggle or three brings a smile before long. Northside radio has such a diverse and talented bunch of presenters who are real people who share a common bond to deliver the best show possible and create a nice environment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fridays | 4pm – 7pm
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. Email email@example.com
Saturdays | 11:30am – 12pm
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 son’s reaction including “Will you drive me to school in that car?” factor.
Join David for OverDrive on Saturdays at 11:30 am.
Fridays | 7:00pm – 9pm
The Lowdown: Every second Friday, 7-9 pm
Rob played bass and guitar in pub bands in the 1970s, including a regular Saturday night at the Forest Lodge Hotel. He likes most types of music, in particular blues and also seeking out quality, less well known but accessible tracks for the Lowdown (named after the Boz Scaggs song). You’re sure to hear something new and tasty on Blues Radio and the Lowdown. Rob also fills in for Guy Blues Radio: Every second Thursday, 7-9 pm and now Blues Radio every second week Thursdays 7PM to 9PM.
Saturdays | 12pm – 2pm
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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturdays | 2pm – 4pm
Richard has been presenting on Northside Radio for a number of years. His current show is called The Lockdown. 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’. Richard is the immediate past Chair of the Northside Radio 99.3 Board. Email email@example.com to go to interviews go to following link https://northsideradio.com.au/richard-bell-interviews/
Sundays | 7am – 10am
Phillip returns “mikeside” after 28 years away from his first radio encounter at Radio 2SER where he produced and hosted his show, “The 60’s File”.He is thrilled to join the Northside Radio Team and has recently been filling in for various shifts when other presenters are away. His musical influences are the artists and music of the late 60’s and early 70’s. He enjoys attending vinyl and CD fairs on weekends and is always excited when he finds rare albums/CDs that are not usually heard on commercial radio. He has an extensive music library and considers himself to be an “audiophile”. When he is not behind the mike, he enjoys being a fully qualified Martial Arts instructor in Karate at the University of NSW. He is also a keen long term member of a sports car club and enjoys weekend drives in the countryside, with the roof down and the wind in his hair.
To contact Phillip or contribute to the show with comments, suggestions or song requests email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sundays | 6am – 7am
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. Email email@example.com
Wednesdays | 12pm – 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
Sundays | 12pm – 2pm
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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sally has had over 15 years in the not-for-profit sector and currently works at Research Australia. She is a marketing, events and fundraising, guru. Sally also has yoga teaching qualifications and a diverse range of interests including fishing, singing, boating, kayaking, meditation, poetry, and the list goes on.
Sally’s co-host is Rob Cambell and regular guest co-host is Bel Bollinger. The Hits and Giggles show is a fun, fest with quizzes and brain teasers, jokes, and great music. There is a theme each week. Email email@example.com
Simon has been on Northside radio since 2012 and is still wondering how he has been allowed to stay this long!
It started out as ‘Breakfast with Baker’ but now has morphed into ‘The Simon & Mel Show’ with his good friend Mel Scott.
They’re on air on Thursdays | 6am – 9am
Fridays | 9am – 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’. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fridays | 2pm – 4pm
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. Email email@example.com
Sundays | 9pm – 10pm
Tony is 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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sundays | 2pm – 4pm
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. Email email@example.com
Sundays | 10 AM – 12 Noon
Mick Drayson that cool old dude still loving every minute of his show, giving him the opportunity to play some of the best of Rock for the ages, his golden tonsils recognisable to all in the industry, from doing voiceover work to the odd cameo on other shows. Mick’s signature outro song, Bob Dylan’s Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door is the time to reflect on what you have just heard in the previous 2 hours, which could only be described as – Rock Heaven. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursdays | 10pm – 12 midnight
The World of Jazz brings across various jazz music from around the world. With an emphasis on smooth jazz, jazz standards and instrumental, Jerry carefully selects songs which are great for late night listening. A strong believer that music brings the world together, Jerry researches the latest jazz trends from around the world and shares them with his listeners. Jerry prioritizes Listener input and is open to playing requests and dedications. Email email@example.com
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Merran Regan has worked as a Marketing and Communications Consultant in the Sydney arts industry for more than 30 years. She ran her own company for 18 of those years specialising in theatre publicity and marketing. She recently moved into the areas of Theatre Casting and Events. Merran joined Northside radio in 2019 and understands the medium well having accompanied actors, directors, playwrights and creatives to media interviews her whole career. She’s now enjoying presenting an eclectic mix of pop, indie, folk, country, rock and jazz music interspersed with interviews and reviews about Sydney’s performing arts scene, with a focus on local entertainment. Merran joined Northside’s Marketing and Fundraising Committee in 2020 and joined Northside’s Board of Directors in 2021. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
John has been involved with Northside Radio since 2003 in a number of volunteer roles as a board member, community liaison officer and breakfast show presenter. After some years overseas he is currently chipping in as fill-in presenter. John is a valuable member of the Northside radio Presenter team, who can slot into any genre of music, with his vast experince in community radio John is able to avail himself to present interesting interviews and has an understanding of what is required in community radio. Look out for John on the Northside Radio Facebook page where he announces his next fill-in presentation. Email: email@example.com