Interview with Presenter Lawrence Noakes

Lawrence Noakes
Lawrence is the Presenter of The Saturday Night Flashback Party Part 2 which airs 9pm – Midnight every Saturday.  He is also acts as a fill-in for other shifts when Presenters are away.

Outside of Curtin Radio, he is a Primary School Teacher.

   
TM How long have you been a Curtin radio FM 100.1 volunteer?
LN Just under five years
TM Why do you do it?
LN I love radio and the power of the medium.  It’s personal and intimate.  I’m a relatively shy person and on-air I can be exuberant and outgoing.  I was brought up on radio.  You can connect with people that in a way that you just can’t face-to-face.  It’s all part of the Curtin family.
TM Where you in radio before Curtin FM 100.1?
LN I was first on radio when I was 12.  I would phone up a talent show every week and sing on the radio.  Then at 13 I was a runner at the local radio station.  I ran the soccer scores from the newsroom down to the studio stop and then one week they even let me read out the soccer scores on-air.  Later there was a community station that ran for three weeks and I was the breakfast announcer .
TM What would you say to someone thinking about volunteering at Curtin radio?
LN Do it!  The Curtin volunteers are a diverse and happy bunch.  A very hard-working bunch.  Come and see how the magic goes to air and be part of the ever-growing family.
TM What you do when you’re not on air Curtin FM 100.1?
LN I am a primary school teacher.  Years 5 to 6.  Over 20 years, I still like seeing the lightbulb moment.  When you’ve been battling to help them to understand something and they’re acting up because they’re struggling to understand.  And when they thank you.
TM What would you say to anyone listening into Curtin FM?
LN Let the music take you on a happy journey.
TM Any last words?
LN Be nice to each other and when you look in the mirror be nice to yourself.
By | 2017-07-29T10:38:37+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Interviews|
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