Radio Blue Mountains is a member of the CBAA Community Radio Network, a national network that provides a wide range of programming when local presenters are unavailable. The station is funded through listener support, grants, and limited commercial sponsorship and is run on behalf of the members by a dedicated management committee.
Ron Green | President
The Breakfast Show | The Beatles Hour
After five years getting up at 5am Monday to Friday to present his hugely popular Breakfast Show, Ron bade farewell to his loyal listener base in February 2022, handing The Breakfast Show over to four other presenters, while remaining on air every Tuesday morning.
Ron is a fantastic President at RBM and remains fully involved and committed to the station.
As well as keeping his Tuesday Breakfast Show, Ron is a huge Beatles fan and presents The Beatles Hour every fortnight on a Saturday morning. His favourite album is ‘The Beatles” (aka the White Album) though he hesitates to choose between Lennon or McCartney when asked to name his favourite song writer.
As well as his tireless work at RBM, Ron and his wife are dedicated supporters at PFLAG and Ron is also an active RFS volunteer.
Andrew Dinsdale-Scanlon | Vice President
Parke Street Social
Andrew (Dins) became a member with the Radio Blue Mountains family in 2019 and a presenter for The Parke Street Social Radio Show, a weekly dose of funk, disco, house and all things good vibe.
He has a longstanding love affair for electronica and dance music, where he mis-spent his youth DJí’ng around North England, whilst also gaining a long-standing club residency in Leeds, UK, and residencies in clubs around Tokyo, Japan in the late 90’s.
Dins became a Committee member with RBM in 2020 and quickly became Secretary for the station a few months later. In 2021, he was offered the Vice President’s role, and has kept this role since.
As well as the weekly radio show, Dins provides our listeners with weekly broadcast updates from the Blue Mountains City Council, offers counsel to the RBM President, a Finance sub-committee member, and is involved in grant applications, so far helping to raise over $40,000 for the Station in 2020/2021 to spend on vital upgrades.
Dins is a keen cook, malt whisky enthusiast, enjoys walks in the Mountains, and likes nothing more than sitting around a dining table, enjoying food with good friends and talking nonsense at them.
Lucas Koellen | Treasurer
As Treasurer, Lucas admirably keeps the good ship RBM afloat and in the black, using his accounting skills on a voluntary basis for the benefit of RBM.
Robyn Catchlove | Secretary
Having departed the station in 2019 and moved to Queensland, Robyn Catchlove returned to the Blue Mountains in 2022 and immediately set about volunteering at RBM again. In January 2023, “Catchy” as she likes to be known, was nominated unopposed to the RBM Committee.
Management Committee General Members
IT Support | No Filter | Biig BoyZ
John is a retired IT expert who’s been at the station about 2 years. He was voted on . to the 2023 RBM Committee unanimously.
The Theme Machine | Journalist
Paul Young is an avid music journalist, and writer who presents one of RBM’s most popular shows, The Theme Machine for 3 hours on a Saturday Morning here on RBM 89.1FM.
Paul also writes articles for our website which you can read here
Sponsorship Manager | Degen Central
Kirby Yates presents Degen Central each Thursday afternoon, a show of music, crypto, sports markets and business. Kirby has a head for business and joined the RBM Committee in February 2023 and is looking after sponsorship.
Susanne Rix joined the RBM Committee in January 2023. She presents Green Thumbs on RBM for one hour every Wednesday morning. She founded the Edible Garden Trail in 2017. It featured over 40 gardens and attracted 500+ visitors from all over NSW. It has grown from the early beginnings to include 10 schools and 4 community gardens in the 2020 trail in the Blue Mountains as well as almost 50 private gardens throughout the mountains.
Non Committee: Team behind the team
RBM Webmaster | Talking ArtZ | Friday Breakfast | Blue Mts Live
Brad Diedrich hosts 3 shows on RBM; the arts show Talking ArtZ, the live music in the mountains show Blue Mts Live, and the Friday Breakfast show each week.
A man ahead of his time, he’s been WFH since well before the pandemic and WFH became fashionable. How he finds the time to help out at RBM is anyone’s guess because Brad is also a very successful Web & Graphic Designer, Digital Marketer, Photographer and Film Maker. Brad works and lives in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales.
A strong family man he works closely with his son Lyle on Digital Projects for Corporate, Local Business and Community/Non-profit organizations. He has a particular interest in improving Networking and management systems for creatives in the Blue Mountains in the Music and Visual Arts.
Brad studied Film & Television design at AFTRS, worked for 8 years for ABCTV as a Design/ArtDept assist for the Marketing Department and then at Liquid Vision, a multimedia development company. After 15yrs as the company’s Creative Director Brad went freelance and has built BradDiedrich.com into a multi service digital agency that now services the greater Blue Mountains area.
Station Manager | Wednesday Night Music| The Beatles Hour
Raised in a musical Dublin household, his love of music and appreciation of a wide range of genres comes from family gatherings listening to his tenor father sing while being accompanied by his mother on piano. Later, his 3 older siblings would regularly arrive home from town with LP’s from the likes of Thin Lizzy, The Police, and ELO.
He disgraced the family’s pedigree when he arrived home with his first 7” single in 1980, “Kings of the Wild Frontier” by Adam & The Ants and was unceremoniously shipped out to Australia.
He loves Community Radio and is thrilled to participate in what is essentially an alternative to the mainstream. He is a father of two boys who are both taller than him now, despite being quite a bit younger.