Presenters 2018-01-17T10:55:16+00:00

 

Presenters

Carol Kennedy
Presenter
UK-born Carol Kennedy was a professional Latin-American ballroom dancer in the 1960s. As Carol Dourof she appeared regularly on TV and featured as a dancer in movies with Cliff Richard and Marilyn Monroe. She is a former British Professional Latin America Dancing Champion and won the 1961 International Championship.

Now a retired university lecturer in psychology, she settled in Western Australia in 2006 and has since channelled her love of all things musical into radio presenting.

Alan Mannings
Presenter
Alan Mannings is Curtin Radio’s longest serving volunteer having started on 6NR in 1981. After presenting Sounds Like The Sixties until the late 1990’s he moved to Sunday afternoons and then to Sunday mornings in 2001 to commence what has now evolved in the highly popular “From The Vault”. He also hosted 6NR’s Saturday night British football coverage for about 15 years from 1982 onwards.

Apart from music, his other interests include British football, studying the weather, travel and current affairs. He and his wife Marian were married on-air in January 2006.

Don Dryden
Presenter
Don has been a presenter on Curtin Radio since 2000, initially on Friday nights and then moving to Sunday afternoons, and he currently presents the popular Jukebox Memories between 3 & 6. And every second Saturday morning Don presents the Saturday morning music program which follows Let’s Talk Gardening

Radio and popular music of the 50s to the 80s are Don’s big interests, and in the early 70s Don worked on Albany’s 6VA.

Before and after that stint Don has been a bank manager, a book shop owner, and currently is semi working as a part-time facilitator of commuter relocations (also known as a bus driver), another childhood interest that he’s fulfilled in recent years. As part of his interest and involvement in rock n roll music, Don is the treasurer of the Rock n Roll Record Collectors’ Club.

Glenn Mitchell
Presenter
Glenn started his media career as a sports broadcaster with the ABC in 1990. Over the next 21 years, he traveled the world covering Olympic, Paralympic & Commonwealth Games and Test cricket plus AFL & WAFL football.

He resigned from the ABC in mid-2011 and has freelanced since then in the sports media across television, radio and print.

In January 2015, he commenced presenting the weekday breakfast program on Curtin FM, alternating each week with Greg Pearce, a man Glenn describes as older and less handsome.

Gordon Gee
Presenter
After Gordon migrated to Australia, with his family, in the late 60s, he has been involved in, among other things, the printing industry for many years, as well having performed as a singer, a trotting commentator and over the last 22 years, a part time church counsellor.

A passionate fan for all things musical, he now finds the greatest satisfaction in playing music for and interacting with, the Curtin music family between 9pm and midnight, Monday to Thursday.

A dedicated family man, some of his pastimes include, all types of word games, walking and playing squash.

Greg Pearce
Presenter
Greg Pearce has been on the radio airwaves and on your TV screens for more than 45 years. Starting in his home town of Bunbury, Greg progressed to radio in Perth, then television news with the ABC, Channel 9, and Channel 10.

Since 2015, Greg has shared the Breakfast duties with Glenn Mitchell, passing on his love of Classic Rock and Pop music and all things WA.

Jason Jordan
Presenter
Jason’s first radio gig was in 1987 for 101FM Rockingham. He just can’t keep away from radio as it’s 30 years on and he’s still shouting at microphones.

Jason is the proud Dad of 4 rowdy kids, has been married to Trish since 1998, has an appallingly bad sense of humour and a deep and abiding love for daggy 70’s & 80’s music (especially One Hit Wonders).

He has been a Board Member of a number of organisations such as West TV and is currently a Director of MSWA and a Member of the Curtin Radio Advisory Board.

John Cranfield
Presenter
John Cranfield has been in radio since 1968 starting at 6MD Merredin in the Eastern Wheatbelt, moving to 6IX Perth in April the following year.

John has since worked at 6PR, the ABC’s 6WF and 6SEN. As well as announcing, John has been head of programming and music selection at various capital city stations.

Returning for a second stint at Curtin Radio in 2016, John presents the Sunday Night Reminiscing program from 9 till midnight. As a radio archivist, Perth and music historian, he is well suited for this show.

Julie Holmshaw
Presenter
Julie went from being a professional actress in Sydney in her 20’s to a Primary School Teacher for many years here in Perth. Now retired, she has returned to treading the boards via the very active Community Theatre scene in Perth.

Julie is also discovering her creative side through watercolour painting, is an avid reader and loves travel.

She finds it a joy to join the Curtin family on her Monday evening announcing spot as well as during her regular production shifts with the Breakfast Team.

Kerry McBride
Presenter
Kerry grew up in Albany and Perth and has always loved music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. She left school and went to work with commercials at a Perth radio station.

As an adult, Kerry spent 20 years in the US but liked the community radio back here better compared to their commercial stations because of the trivia that you hear regarding the song.

Lawrence Noakes
Presenter
Lawrence Noakes is a school teacher who lets his hair down every Saturday Night to present the popular ‘Flash Back Party!’

A Father of three under 7’s, Lawrence and his wife came out to Perth in 2010 from the UK.

Lawrence has been broadcasting with us for over 5 years now and helps MC our popular Open Day entertainment where he also belts out a few numbers of his own.

Louella
Presenter
Louella was born in Singapore out of an Eurasian family.

In the 70’s, she completed her studies in Perth and after marriage she joined her husband in his business, where – while juggling the births of their three sons, among which a set of twins – she took care of it’ administrative complexities.

Louella’s passion for music brought her to Curtin FM, where she completed a presenters course and where she was given the opportunity to combine this passion with sharing her music with it’s listeners.

Hobbies are travelling, walking the dog and collecting ‘Tiggers’ and ceramic piggy banks.

Peter Waltham
Presenter
Peter joined Curtin Radio in 1999 after thirty two years as a journalist/newsreader/commentator with Channel Seven and Channel Nine.

Highlights of those years included covering the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow and the 1984 games in Los Angeles together with a myriad of world events including the Apollo Eleven lunar landing in 1969.

He took a year away from the cameras in 1977 to fulfill an ambition to drive around the world. After seven years of “semi retirement”, a three hour “fill in” on a Sunday morning on Curtin has led him to stay another 17 years and he regards his time at Curtin as the happiest of a media career which has spanned more than half a century.

His hobbies are travelling particularly to India and Africa, photography and history and of course spending as much time as possible with grand daughter Francesca.

Ray Finn
Presenter
Served for 26 years in the RAAF. Came to Curtin FM in 2001 as a PA/Producer working on most time slots, switched to on air presenting in 2009 doing alternate Friday nights & filling in on Drive. Was appointed Drive presenter full time in 2015 on retirement of Keith Taylor.

Prefers Rock & Roll & Country Rock music at home.

Ted Bull
Presenter
Ted Bull, as it was once said, is as comfortable as a pair of old boots.

With over fifty years experience, there is not much Ted hasn’t done, whether it be in Radio, TV, Theatre, Emceeing, or Voicing Commercials and Documentaries, in NSW, Victoria, South Australia and of Course WA which he calls home.

Ted is now back at what he got into radio for, “Playing Rock and Roll and having a bit of a chat on Curtin Radio.

Tracy McGrath
Presenter
Tracey McGrath laughs her way through her program from 6 PM to 9 PM every second Wednesday.

Fascinated with “all things people” – Tracey loves to hear the weird and wonderful things listeners have done.

When not entertaining the Curtin FM family she is a psychologist who is passionate about working with individuals and organisations to improve their workplace effectiveness.

Brendan T. Moylan
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