RBM Staff Biographies

RBM Committee Members

Robyn Catchlove | (Temp) President | Presenter Rock

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Anon | Vice President | Committee Member

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Benji Ratified | Committee Member | Technical Team 

Benji has been involved in making music happen his whole life, either as an audio technician, stage hand, or even radio presenter, however, these days he prefers to stay behind the scenes instead of in front of the microphone. He has the relevant tertiary qualifications for his role as the OG audio tech at RBM, however, there’s nothing like hands-on experience; no-one knows our equipment like Benji. He’s rarely seen without some cabling or midi device in his arms as he alternates between studios at Radio Blue Mountains, putting in time most days of the week to ensure the smooth running of our consoles or set up of new gear. Benji lives in the mid Mountains and has three boys. They can’t agree on music, but all agree that it’s fun to pull things apart and put it back together again.

Paul Young | Committee Member | Presenter Theme Machine

Duets, summer, covers, space, songs with the word strange…  These are just a few of the themes that PAUL has covered in his Theme Machine show. Does he ever run out of ideas? “Never,” he says, “in fact I’ve got at least three ideas cooking right now.” Some are new twists on the old, and sometimes he might play the same song by two different artists, but it’s always interesting what he serves up Saturday mornings. As well as a fervent imagination, Paul has an astonishing mind for music trivia, and it’s hard to stop him talking once we’ve gone down the rabbit hole of musical history together. In another lifetime, Paul worked in public service as a proofreader, and is now semi-retired. Paul lives in the mid Mountains and says his favourite musical decade is the 80’s, though also favours the doo wop music of the 60’s. His favourite band is The Cure – they’ve featured many times over the course of his 300 shows and counting.

RBM Staff

Ron Green | Station Manager | Presenter Breakfast Show

Ron Green is the schmuck who volunteered to get up early every day after he retired from paid employment a few years ago. If he’s been very naughty, Ron can be seen riding his bike up the hill to arrive at the studio by 7am, but usually only on chilly winter mornings. The Breakfast Show is a staple offering at RBM, with a loyal listener base and consistent mostly new-wave pop fare that takes us back, walking through the park (in our mind) and reminiscing (“hurry, don’t be late!”). He is a huge Beatles fan, with his favourite album being the White Album, though he hesitates to choose between Lennon & McCartney when asked to name his favourite front man. As well as a tireless unpaid worker bee at RBM, Ron and his wife help run a queer support hotline and Ron is also an active RFS volunteer. Ron keeps threatening to quit breakfast radio but (thankfully for his audience) no-one else wants to do it so he’s learning some affirmations to remind himself daily how much he loves it.

Elizabeth Hart | Office Manager Parke Street Complex

Office Manager at Radio Blue Mountains 89.1. Assistant Producer at ARTHouse RBM 89.1 and Owner/Sole Proprietor at An Ad Hoc Lifestyle.Providing assistance with admin, events, social media and branding ad hoc. My Mission is to provide support to people when and where they need it.I believe that everyone deserves to ask for help when they need it, whether the task be big or small.

Geoff Munford | Operations Manager

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RBM Presenters

Bronwyn Spiteri | Copywriter | Presenter Australian Strumming

ustralian Music Show presented by Bronwyn Spiteri.
This is the format Bronwyn uses to ensure her program has something for just about everyone… from golden oldies to brand spanking new music, covers, and local stuff.

Lex Dadd | Indigenous Representative | Presenter Budyari Baya Good Talk

Uncle Lex Dadd is a Warmuli man a senior Darug custodian and Assistant Manager of the Blue Mountains Aboriginal Culture & Resource Centre (ACRC). He is also an Adjunct Fellow at the Department of Geography & Planning, Macquarie University.

Lex has shared culture for over 20 years as Burangilli, and is now Cultural Consultant of the Blue Mountains Aboriginal Cultural Resource Centre.
He is also an Adjunct Fellow at the Macquarie University’s Discipline of Geography & Planning, where he leads the Yanama budyari gumada research collective.

Uncle Lex is a new member of the Radio Blue Mountains team.

He talks culture, explores First Nations issues and shares music from First Nations and allies on ‘Budyari baya – Good Talk’ on Fridays from 2-4pm on 89.1FM Radio Blue Mountains.

Suzanne Rix | Green Thumbs

Suzanne Rix is not your typical activist, but she’s been beavering away on behalf of Planet Earth for many decades, speaking out, educating and doing. While she dreams of a global garden that provides food, energy and shelter sustainably, she’s very much a doer, and not afraid to get her hands dirty, figuratively and literally. Suzanne was one of the first in Australia to complete the Permaculture Design course in the 1970’s and has been a permaculture advocate ever since. Spending time in her own garden in Wentworth Falls gives her plenty of opportunities to observe natural ecosystems and due to her many connections in the Mountains she’s encouraged, supported and shared her knowledge with others, more recently through her gardening program, Green Thumbs, on Radio Blue Mountains.

Brad Diedrich (The Professor) | Website Developer, Graphic Artist | Blue Mountains Live, Biig BoyZ

Brad Diedrich is a Digital Content Producer and Website Developer in the Blue Mountains as well as a presenter and active supporter of many different aspects of Radio Blue Mountains activities in the community. A former ABCTV employee, Brad has been producing and managing digital content for over 25 years. His skills range from design and graphic art to Audio visual production including recording and editing. He provides content for and develops, maintains and manages several websites in the Blue Mountains for which he produces the majority of the content. These include: Blue Mountains Live – This is a Gig and Event guide dealing with mainly Live Music for the entire Blue Mountains which he presents as a Radio Show every Thursday night as well as a directory website at bluemountainslive.com.au. Radio Blue Mountains – Brad handles marketing and online digital duties for the station. He also produces, and manages some of the podcast output as well as training in how to create podcasts. Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network Handling marketing and online digital duties for nfp BMCAN.

Richard ‘The Duck’ Keegan

Brad Diedrich is a Digital Content Producer and Website Developer in the Blue Mountains as well as a presenter and active supporter of many different aspects of Radio Blue Mountains activities in the community. A former ABCTV employee, Brad has been producing and managing digital content for over 25 years. His skills range from design and graphic art to Audio visual production including recording and editing. He provides content for and develops, maintains and manages several websites in the Blue Mountains for which he produces the majority of the content. These include: Blue Mountains Live – This is a Gig and Event guide dealing with mainly Live Music for the entire Blue Mountains which he presents as a Radio Show every Thursday night as well as a directory website at bluemountainslive.com.au. Radio Blue Mountains – Brad handles marketing and online digital duties for the station. He also produces, and manages some of the podcast output as well as training in how to create podcasts. Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network Handling marketing and online digital duties for nfp BMCAN.



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