For those that do not know (and that is probably most) Yass has a local radio station. Now if you ask a local they would probably be surprised as well. In town it is 100.3 on the FM band.
Anyway the music lets say is generally of an older style and a lot of country – not my taste , but really when you think about it, who has the time to volunteer for community radio? Retired and semi retired.
This mumbling fool has always wanted his own show. So I gave the station a call, have done a few fill in stints and today they rang me up and said I can have Tuesday night 6-9pm.
The training was interesting, Jan was the person that trained me and she has a Monday 9-12 noon shift, so she gave me 11am – 12 noon each Monday. Well her segment is called Memory Lane (40′s, 50′s and 60′s). Not wanting to alienate myself completly I sifted thru hundreds of CDs to find a suitable mix (and NO SWEARNG). This I have done for 4 weeks. I also got a 3 hour fill in spot, 9am – 12 noon on a Friday. This time easy listening.
After approx 6 hours with someone there and being read the legal requirements I am now ready to fly solo. As my show is 6pm – 9pm Tuesday nights no swearing in music before 8.00pm – So the mix, well it will definately have a punk edge to it, but a lot of Australian music. I also like a lot of indi pop. I guess my perfect mix will be somewhere between JJJ and FBI. Something that shows the past but also with a touch of what is now. So the the big question is what to call the show? I need ideas people.
Now I will add a Radio page to the blog, this is where I will list each shows play list. Also if I can find out if I am legally allowed to, post the MP3′s of the show.