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.

Steve Perry  | Acting President

Host of Monday Morning Music, The Sunday View and View From The Stand.

Steve Perry has a long history with Radio Blue Mountains. Steve presented The Soccer Show on RBM on Saturday nights from 1998 to 2008. Then after a 14 year hiatus he has been back at RBM for a couple of years and now hosts not one, not two, but three shows in RBM.

We are extremely grateful to Steve for stepping in as current Acting President. Contact Steve Perry at [email protected]

Sebastian de Jonge | Treasurer

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Sebastian has been a terrific new addition not only to the strong Wednesday Program Guide, but also Sebastian has stepped in and become RBM Treasurer, using his wealth of experience (pardon the pun) to get things organised behind the scenes. We are thrilled to have Sebastian on the team.

Robyn Catchlove | Secretary

Regular Breakfast Show host, Catch The Loverly, and the Ask Ron Blue Mountains Tourism Show.

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.

Ron Green | President (on leave)

Ron is currently on leave. Please direct all contact to Acting President Steve Perry at [email protected]

Management Committee General Members

Paul Gifford

Paul’s Boutique Tuesday 6pm – 8pm

Paul’s Boutique is a mixture of great blasts from the past, some of it on 33rpm vinyl that will blow you away! If you remember the disco era you’ll love some of the rare gems and extended party mixes that Paul has to offer.

Forget the usual murders, slayings, wars and mayhem of the 6 pm evening news, kick back with some treats, and tune in for some modern nostalgia!

Paul Young

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

Ilana Danielle 

Matters of the Heart 

As well as being a positive influence on the RBM Committee, Ilana hosts Matters of the Heart on a Thursday morning from our Katoomba studio.  Ilana d covers everything from emotional, spiritual and physical matters of the heart and everything that impacts our heart health.

Non Committee: Team behind the team

Brad Diedrich

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 into a multi service digital agency that now services the greater Blue Mountains area.

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Reggie Lawless

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.