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.
Kirby Yates | Vice President
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.
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
View From The Stand
It’s not just football. Steve has great taste in music and plays tracks throughout his show from the likes of The Kinks, The Jam, Weller and more.
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!
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
Matters of the Heart
Radio Show with Ilana Danielle highlights the different elements that affect our heart health
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.