I started in community radio with Inverell's STA FM in March 2011. I first joined up as a member and within a few days was invited to become a presenter.
I have always had a passion for music and love of the '60s, the '70s, '80s, and some country music, mostly modern country. I was brought up with country music playing in the household.
I currently host two programs on STA FM. Tuesday nightshift from 6pm-9pm where I feature a group or artist and mix it with music from the '60s, '70s, '80s, and Australia content.
Friday night Variety shift from 6pm-10pm, and I cater to requests and generally mix my program with a mixture of the '60s, '70s '80s, '90s, 2000s, and country.
Apart from my music, my other interests involve model railways of which I am building a layout, building scale models, and collect diecast model vehicles. I have been a member of the Rural Fire Service for 52 years, and an avid Manly Sea Eagle Supporter.
I commenced working in radio at 2VM Moree NSW as the host of the local Saturday morning sports program and commentating rugby league and rugby union in 1984.
I have also worked at 2NZ/GEM FM in Inverell, and at Outback Radio 2WEB In Bourke.
I have been with STA FM since early 2016 and presents the Saturday breakfast and Sports program. I feature Country and rock music as well as solid gold hits of the '60s, 70's and '80s.
So if you like your music with a beat and a bit of life, be sure to tune in from 6 am - 9 am each Saturday.
Kick off your dusty boots and sit back as I bring you 'Stuck on Country', three hours of great country music every Tuesday,12 pm till 3 pm.
I have made many great friends in the country music sector - international and homegrown Aussies.
I love interviewing and promoting country artists, their new singles and updating STA FM listeners on where they can be seen live.
My love for country music is in my blood, and the credit must go to the late Jimmy Little and our Australian father of country music, the late Slim Dusty.
Country music tells a story, and that’s what makes it so special to me.
Join me on Monday's from 12 noon to 3 pm for my program; Pammy's Vinyl Classics.
Remember the time when you couldn't wait for payday, and
would drop down to your local music shop to buy your favourite single or album?
The single record (45) had A and B side. The A-side was the hit track. LP's ( 33) had 6 to 7 tracks on each side.
The record player was your best friend, giving you many hours of joy listening to your favourite songs.
I grew up in the '60s, but remember the 70's well; my teenage years. Molly Meldrum hosted "Countdown" on the ABC from 1974 to 1987. Posters of Davey Jones from the Monkees, Cliff Richard and David Cassidy from the Partridge Family covered my bedroom walls.
When I was 17, John Denver and Sir Elton John took their place.
As time passed, I realised how much music plays a huge part in our lives. Hearing a particular song that takes you back to that special place and time.
I want to take my listeners on a journey, reminiscing of the music of that time.
My love of music of all genres came from music being played in our house from childhood. My preferred occupation would have been a radio presenter when I was 17, alas females were not accepted as presenters in the industry at that time.
Twenty years ago I was asked if I would be interested in becoming a presenter on 2CBD Glen Innes, I jumped at the chance and have loved bringing music to you from both 2CBD 105.9 and STA FM 91.9 in Inverell.
Thank you for tuning in.
You can catch Jan live on STA FM Wednesday's from 3 pm presenting 'Koala Dreaming', and Jan's Music from 4pm.
joined STA FM in its first year of operation and have been doing two programs per week ever since.
My love of music stems back to the '50s when my older brothers were into Johnnie Ray, who at the time were seen as a real "tear-away" scorned by many of the older generations.
I have compiled a library of music built from the vast collection on the STA FM's data bank and from CD's rummaged through garage sales over many years.
I am particularly fond of finding the more unusual tracks, modern or not.
Join me on Wednesday's and Thursday's from 12 pm.
Music is defined as an art form and as with all art forms, it will appeal to different people depending on the genre and their introduction to it.
I was introduced to music at an early age and instantly took a liking to it.
From my early introduction, I grew to like and appreciate different styles of music. I found that it had an impact on my well-being and therefore my happiness. It was and still is therapeutic.
My introduction to STA FM was through " Station Surfing" because I did not like what was being dished up by the commercial stations.
Great music and great people was my initial impression and were appreciative of the fact that the presenters encouraged feedback mainly through requests. At the time, I was working in a reasonably stressful environment and found that the music had a calming effect.
The presenters I had spoken to obviously loved what they were doing and it appeared to have a positive impact on their personalities. With their encouragement, I became a presenter on STA FM.
I currently host two programs on STA FM. Variety Show on Wednesday from 6 pm to 9 pm, and Mike at Three on Thursday 3 pm to 6 pm.
During these programs, I play a variety of music, mainly 60s, 70s, 80s pop/rock folk and country (contemporary and some older styles).
I enjoy taking requests. It provides feedback and these discussion's with the listener reinforces that we are able to make a difference an impact within the community.
Hi folks. I started at STA FM 91.9 a few years ago in its infancy.
I trained as a presenter and have enjoyed bringing listeners the kind of music I love. Going by the number of requests I receive my listeners enjoy the music I love and I also play mainly country.
Being an entertainer myself I love music and in January 2019 was honoured to become an inductee into the Australasian Southerncross Music Association Entertainment Honour Roll, for my achievement's in the music industry.
Keep Listening to STA FM 91.9 and enjoy the varied types of music that are played for all to enjoy.
Tune into STA FM every Tuesday from 5 pm.
I first joined the STA FM team in October 2015. I was asked by another presenter to co-host Saturday Night Suprise. I then began presenting the Sunday Morning Brekky and the mixed breakfast program on Monday mornings.
My two favourite genres of music are Country and good old rock'n'roll from the early 70's right thru to the late '90s.
I am a third generation farmer and have been involved in the trucking industry for almost thirty years.
I like to play music that tells of our great country and the good people who have made it what it is today.
Join me on Sunday mornings from 6 am for the greatest hits on 91.9 STA FM.
I began presenting with STA FM in July 2010 after initially presenting at Glen Innes and Deepwater's 2CBD.
I enjoy many different genres of music, particularly big orchestral bands. My favourite artists include Bert Kaemfphurt, Ray Conniff and James Last, through to The Shadows and The Ventures.
I love to reach out and talk to people within our community, to include them in my love for broadcasting, to make them part of community radio.
Over the years I have help promote many competitions, passionately conducted live interviews with experts from many professions; swimming for children, parenting, mental illness, hearing problems, and many more.
I enjoy being part of the team at STA FM.
I came to STA FM In February 2018 after spending a few years away from the radio.
I began my radio career in 1997 at 2WEB Bourke, working as a New/Sports Journalist and announcer before moving to Inverell to host the Breakfast show at 2NZ in Inverell.
I've spent 16 years behind the microphone, waking up listeners and generally having fun.
I love waking up just before 5 am (a slight exaggeration), and am keen to make the ALL STA Breakfast on 91.9 STA FM Inverell your first choice every morning.
Apart from radio commitments, my other passion is AFL. I am the inaugural President of the Inverell Saints F.C and continue to play a small part within the Club.
I support Essendon (the Bombers) in AFL and the Melbourne Storm in the NRL. Not bad choices.
Join me weekdays from 6 am for the ALL STA Breakfast.
I've been with STA FM for four years now.
I originate from Tamworth in New South Wales, leaving in 1973 to Travel Australia for a while, finally settling down in Elsmore in the Inverell District here in recent times.
I have many interests, which includes music as one of them.
To me, music is a way of hearing what is important to other people and their way of expressing what they feel through their music.
It doesn't really matter what genre the music takes, It is what the music is saying to me. If it is uplifting through its storytelling then it's good, and I feel better for the experience, so let the good times roll. Music touches us all in some way.
Join me Wednesdays from 9 pm, and Thursday's and Sunday from 6 pm.
I am a product of the '70s, however also influenced by music across the years and many different genres. Music, I believe, has the ability to evoke old and produce new memories.
My professional life for the past thirty years has been in Christian Ministry within the Uniting Church. I believe everyone is special and a gift to and by God.
My eyes are red and green, as I am a loyal (and at times long-suffering) South Sydney Rabbitohs supporter and member.
Life is to be lived and lived well.
Creation is to be enjoyed and to be cared for.
I am inspired by creatures great and small, especially my little mate Banji.
Music can and does delight and inspire me. I love Friday mornings and Sunday afternoons when I am blessed to offer you a variety of music.
On a Sunday between 3 pm and 6 pm, you can tune into some great tunes including a variety of gospel, traditional and contemporary Christian music scattered throughout the programme.
Friday's tune into STA FM's 'Morning Magazine' between
9 am and 12 pm for some good tunes from over the last fifty years to now.
Karen O'Shea sings a beautiful song 'Prayers for you'. This songs is my Prayer for every member of our STA FM family.
I hope you dance!
SAturdayInverell is home. I was born and primarily educated in the Sapphire City before completing my education in the Hunter Valley town of Morisset.
Returning to Inverell, my first job was with the Sheltered Workshop. I enjoyed my time working for the supermarket, Hong Yuens, now known as IGA.
The activities I enjoy include, singing, walking and enjoying friend’s company and of cause, tuning into STA FM 91.9.
I have been a part of the STA FM family from their early days here in Inverell.
I came on board as a presenter in 2010. I love being behind the microphone being able to bring you great music, especially music from the ’60s, ’70s, 80’s and 90’s.
Tune in on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 12 pm, you'll catch some great tunes with me On 'Michael's Golden Oldies".
I have been a member of STA FM for many years and have also been on the management committee. To me, the Members and Presenters of STA FM are just like a big and welcoming family.
Locally born, educated, then married a local, so the chances are I won’t be leaving. My association with STA FM started shortly after it started operation by bringing the Girl Guides down for a visit, thus started my first program “Girl Guide Hour”. Since then I have taken on more programs, now doing a total of eight hours a week over four shows and loving it.
'Sentimental Journey' on Monday from 3 pm to 4 pm. This is a request show for the residents and staff at McLean nursing home in Inverell. Each week they fax a request list of older and sometimes newer songs that they would love to hear. A mixture of Golden Oldies and Country tunes make up the program.
'Girl Guide Hour' on Monday from 4 pm to 5 pm. During this program, I often touch base with either a Guide Leader or a Guide to Chat about what has been happening at the Inverell Girl Guides organisation and what is coming up. The Guides love to come into the studio and have a chat. There is also a few requests from Guides, parents and Leaders. The music on this program is mostly '90's and modern contemporary.
'Morning Magazine' on Tuesday mornings from 9 am to 12 pm. This program is quite busy especially the first hour. I like to play easy listening music from the '60's to more modern music, you won't hear much Country.
'Drivetime' on Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm. This program is full of favourites that will make your drive home more enjoyable after a long week at work, and I take requests. Music on this program is mostly 70's to 90's.
My time with STA FM has given me the confidence to do much more than I ever could have imagined.
I started at STA FM mid-2018. I was instantly hooked on being a presenter and love bringing 'Saturday Night Surprise' to all the listeners.
My love of music, especially Australian, kicks off the first hour of the program. It is followed by a blend of new and old music from my youth and beyond, including Aussie hits, glam metal and a bit of hip hop.
Growing up in Sydney in the eighties I had a world of pub bands and international artists at my feet, playing in venues just around the corner.
This fuelled my love for music.
My passion for Motorsport sometimes creeps in also, with the odd car song or two.
Tune from 6 pm till 10 pm, Saturday nights for a bit of fun and some great music that will make you want to get up and dance.
You'll never know what's coming up next on 'Saturday Night Surprise'.