THE RAP WITH BEAR: Saturday 12 pm - 2 pm
My career path has been long and varied from being an Automotive Engineer to a military bandsman in the armed services.
I relocated to Noosa from Melbourne in the mid 70's and apart from some time spent in the USA. I was also to later take up a job offer with KLONG FM in Long Beach California to promote the upcoming America’s Cup Challenge in Fremantle Western Australia. But that's another story.
During my time on the Sunshine Coast I established an entertainment and employment agency providing entertainment to various venues up and down the coast. This included the management of live bands, solo artists and also the establishment of a mobile disco service. These services evolved into a retail outlet providing musicians with their necessary requirements.
It was during that latter period (1984-85) that I became involved with local Sunshine Coast radio. First up with an album review and interview show on 4NA Nambour and then with 4GY Gympie. The takeover of 4GY by Westco Communications led to the establishment of a studio and sales office in Noosa Junction to which I was appointed sales manager.
I also became involved with the Tourism Association which led to me volunteering as a broadcaster with the local community radio 2CBD FM (Community Broadcast Deepwater (NSW), where for a short time take on the position of vice president which gained me a wealth of knowledge with regard to community radio stations.
In 2016 my wife and I moved back to Noosa where I joined the NOOSA FM team.
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