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Now semi-retired, Peter has been a busy guy. A motor mechanic and TAFE teacher having spent 20 years at Campbelltown college. Married for nearly 40 years, Peter has 2 adult children and 3 wonderful grandchildren.
Growing up in regional NSW, he enjoyed local radio. Now he presents THE CAR PARK AFTER DARK each Tuesday 9pm til midnight. Zifo knows his cars. He kicks some tyres and peeks under the bonnet with plenty of driving and maintenance tips to help you. Lots of motor sport news and views with great music from the 60’s til now. Pull up the handbrake this Tuesday night.
Gary’s Golden Memories: Monday 2pm til 4pm.
Gary Seymour has had extensive broadcast experience all his life. That’s why he can bring you two hours of wonderful music each Monday afternoon.
Born and raised in Bundaberg, Queensland, Gary was educated at Christian Brothers College and left school in 1963. Radio was on his mind and in his heart. A student at Jim Illife’s school of broadcasting gave him lots of experience in media. Next came the start of an exciting radio career in 1964 as an announcer with the Colour Radio Network 4LG Longreach and 4IP Brisbane. The rest ( as they say) was history for young Gary.
He has been employed as announcer/presenter at 2TM Tamworth, 4BU Bundaberg, 2MO Gunnedah, 2LM Lismore, and 2VM Moree. Moving to Sydney he connected with his city audience on 2KY and 2CH.
Community radio is also Gary’s passion and interest. In 1999, he started a 20 year on-air presence with 2SSR 99.7FM Sutherland Shire. In August 2019, he made the switch to ‘Sounds of Macarthur’. And we’re glad Gary Seymour did. Have a listen yourself. We think you’ll agree – his experience counts.
Macarthur’s own Wildlife Warrior is on air each Wednesday from 12 noon ’til 2pm with Conservation Hotspot. Cameron loves animals – all types. Conservation is his big passion and he wants to save and protect our incredible wildlife because it plays a vital role in our ecosystems.
Cameron is a TAFE student studying conservation and land management. He runs educational talks and walks for local schools and established ‘Constance Conservation’, his own wildlife organisation. He also loves surf rescue, bee keeping and sells local honey, bushwalking and is into photography.
Listen to Cameron each Wednesday after Macquarie news at 12 noon, and you’ll quickly hear his enthusiastic approach to wildlife education. He wants you to help save our natural Macarthur wildlife and bushlands.
Need to know anything about trains? Ask our railway expert Robert Warner who loves radio – and trains. Rob is retired and volunteers two or three days a week at NSW Rail Museum, Thirlmere. But you can catch him on air Mondays at 12noon with Monday Music Madness til 2pm. Good music – because Rob has always had a love of music with an interest in most genres and eras. You can also hear him presenting Drive ( 4 til 7pm) each Tuesday and Wednesday.
Rob Warner grew up in Guildford West and attended Guildford West primary school, followed by Merrylands high school. He commenced his long 43 year career in 1972 at the Motor Transport Department ( better known as RTA) before retirement came around in 2015.
GREG BRYANT Mondays ‘Aussie Collection’ 9am til 12 midday.
Besides supporting his beloved West Tigers or enjoying a good movie, you can hear Greg on 100.3 FM radio each Monday. He is passionate about Australian music. And his goal? To get many local musicians better known in Macarthur. Greg invites them into the studio each week as they showcase their talent live. And they love to sing and chat about their love of music.
The ‘Aussie Collection’ show features all genres of Australian music from the 60’s to today. Listen to the local gig guide,too. You can then go and see live music in Macarthur each week – thanks to Greg telling you where and when.
Greg, who has been a member of ‘The Sounds of Macarthur’ radio since 2012,has three brothers and one sister. He deeply cares for his family and – this is fascinating – his long term aim is to open a cafe that focuses on live original music. Good one Greg. We hope your dream comes true.
- GREG BRYANT ON AIR
SATURDAY MORNING – MY CORNER OF THE WORLD
with LINA MILLER 9am until 1pm. Great musical memories with your requests.
For over 39 years, Lina has been involved in radio. And she loves it and enjoys the pleasure it brings to her many listeners. Many phone ‘The Sounds of Macarthur’ Saturday mornings on 4625.2768 to ask Lina for their favourite song. ‘Ive made many friends through radio and I enjoy meeting and speaking to my listeners’ she says.
Lina was born at St.Leonards and is of Maltese/Egyptian background. Her first job? Working with the CBA bank. But for most of her working life, she was a legal secretary. But wait – there’s more to Lina than you think.
Lina started an organisation for children with A.D.D. and learning difficulties, helped parents, and gave many talks to doctors, teachers and government officials for five years. Our remarkable radio announcer received an Australia Day award for her work with children suffering asthma. She started swimming classes to improve their health.
Why is Saturday mornings one of our most popular programs on 100.3FM? Let Lina have the last word: “Music brings people together. My listeners enjoy the memories it brings back. I try to bring a smile on their face with the banter between T.J. and myself“. Lina loves to hear from her listeners with their musical requests, and supplies local information from newspapers.
What has our breakfast presenter Ray Standen got in common with Rod Stewart and Cliff Richard?
Ray did microphone promotions in the 1970’s with these stars plus others he met in Abbey Road studios. He was introduced to live radio and what a radio presenter should do. In the mid 1960’s, he played rhythm guitar in a rock band and thrashed his Velocette 500cc Thruxton motor bike around the Isle of Man TT circuit.
Ray liaised with technical engineering staff in all UK radio and television stations in the late 1970’s as Sales Manager for ‘Electro-Voice’ audio.
Today, Ray gets up at 4.10am three days a week to arrive at the Sounds of Macarthur Campbelltown studios by 5.00am to prepare his on-air show. Ray believes announcers need to be professional and entertaining. “We should talk with a smile on our face and have fun. I am there to brighten the days of my listeners”. He loves being a breakfast announcer.
But in his other life, Ray Standen is a funeral and marriage celebrant. For over 14 years, he has conducted more than 3,500 ceremonies in NSW and ACT helping people through the good and bad times.
Catch the enthusiastic Ray Standen 6am til 9am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday on 100.3FM. He really is the Geezer to Plessya. How come? Ray comes from a London cockney family background. And Geeza means “good London bloke”. Ray will keep you up to date with what’s happening – and bring a smile to your dial. www.sydneycitycelebrants.com
A self-proclaimed ‘fanboy’ of film scores, PAUL HEMSLEY is a media professional who’s taken a lifelong aim at the silver screen. Find out MONDAY NIGHTS 9pm until midnight with Paul’s weekly radio show ‘MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES’. Paul delivers his own unique take on film music
Paul has been on air with 100.3FM since 2006. And in that time, he has seen and heard a lot of changes in Hollywood film scoring trends, from the late 90’s afterglow of Golden-Silver Age magnificence, to the modern and streamlined manufactured approach of 21st century techniques. Have a listen yourself – he strives to create a more digestable and balanced presentation of this niche brand of music for wider audiences.
When Paul is not in the studio Monday nights rambling about the dramatics of music and film, he’s often working in the media field of journalism, photography and web creation. And when he’s not clocking the nine-to-five, he admits to an unhealthy obsession with his ongoing home renovations that are “taking forever”. Check out Paul Hemsley yourself.
Ian Donaghy is a true Macarthur local. He’s lived here since 1964 and has had a part in radio for 38 years. Ian can recall 2CT, the first community radio station in Australia in Bow Bowing. In August 1989 he attended the inaugural meeting of 2MCR at Campbelltown Bowling Club.
Back then, there was not much happening in Sydney’s south west with radio – except the large commercial networks. For 15 years, Ian was secretary on the 2MCR board and was given life membership a few years ago. A huge honour!
Now hear Ian each Saturday morning 6am til 9am. But he arrives early at 5am to prep for his show selecting music, information, and local content. He says “I try to make the show bright and breezy as it is the start of the two best days of the week”. His regular listeners tune in every Saturday, and for Ian that makes it all worthwhile. Tune in yourself and feel enthused.
Ian’s wonderful wife of 33 years has been by his side all this time. They have four adult children and nine grandchildren. In his other life, Ian is a security manager NSW and ACT for a large Australian corporate company which keeps him very busy. He and his wife enjoy football ( meaning the Tigers), dining out, and travelling in our wonderful country and overseas.
Gordon Manning seems to have been on the radio forever. But not really. Gordon grew up in Toongabbie in the 1950’s ( yes, that far back). Educated at James Ruse high school and spent nearly all his life in the rail and road transport business.
Gordon took a keen interest in radio while living in the beautiful Southern Highlands . But when moving to Sydney in 1991, he joined 2MCR Macarthur as the classical music presenter. ( no, not all classical music is boring Gordon is quick to say). He is still behind the microphone doing what he loves most .. talking to you and sharing his love of music. Classical music means a lot to him – both now and in his past life. He grew up with this music in the family and liked it even as a boy. He also loved listening to radio and collecting a library of books on music and the great composers.
Today, Gordon proudly says he has amassed a great collection of CD’s and some vinyl recordings. He wanted to know more about the radio industry and gained considerable experience in announcing skills by attending courses from the Australian Radio and Television training school at Macquarie university.
So, what is Lunchtime Classics on 2MCR ? It’s not ‘high brow stuffy’ music to bore you …It’s Gordon’s collection of melodic melody. Or simply a musical miscellany for you if you are musically minded. Classic music for everyone.
Join Gordon Manning each Thursday after 12 noon AIR news for two hours of special music. He looks forward to your company and your comments. Phone him in the studio 4625 2768. He’s a very friendly radio guy!
Professional actor and radio announcer Trevar Langlands is a busy man. After a short stint at a rural newspaper, Trevar joined 4BK Brisbane and was involved in radio production at first. 4BK in those days promoted big-name rock n roll stars who visited Australia, and Trevar met many names from the USA and UK who are legends today.
He worked in other Queensland radio stations until a move to 2LT Lithgow where he worked for a number of years. Trevar hosted the first talk-back show opened by John Laws. At a Wollongong station, he also hosted their first talk-back show and was host of the morning show which featured many show biz personalities. Trevar has certainly mixed with the stars in his long career.
Other work included free-lance radio, voice spots, TV narration, and theatre. He appeared in many drama and comedy shows – over 15 productions actually. Trevar’s agents contacted him to do film and TV spots as well. Trevar has written a lot of copy for major brands. Writing is a passion for Trevar – including poetry. This saw him propelled into hosting “Poets at the Pub” for seven years at Bradbury hotel and “Poetry at the Stables” Camden. What a success these were. To say nothing of his role as co-ordinator and host for poetry events for Sydney City library. A lot of his poetry and some short stories have been published in Russian and Arabic. For 21 years, Trevar Langlands ( a man of many talents) was NSW State President of Fellowship of Australian Writers with almost 600 members He still holds this position today. At one stage, Trevar ran a nightclub karoke restaurant for two years as a singing host and has also sung jazz in Russia at restaurants and hotels. And lots more.
Trevar joined 2MCR in it’s early years and has been one of the longest returned presidents in previous years. He has been president, vice president and officer manager consistently. Call into the office on weekdays and say hi to our office manager – he’s still there. He is currently vice-president of the management committee.
You can listen to ‘Art and Entertainment‘ with Trevar each Wednesday from 9am until mid-day with his unique style of book and movie reviews, middle- of- the- road music, poetry and literary works, plus interviews with celebrities and interesting locals. The dedicated audience spring from Macarthur, Wollondilly, the Central Coast, and Queensland and beyond through live streaming. Trevar says “I am grateful for the many kind words from our listeners”.