Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Radio Ga Ga

ABC 666 radio will be interviewing me on Thursday afternoon as part of their outside broadcast at Canberra Museum and Gallery. I thought it was a good excuse to pull out a gallery of DJ Me through the years:Death to Dawn show at the old Radio Active student radio studio at Victoria University of Wellington. Not sure of the year (around 1986 I think based on my trousers). Tim's looking quizzical as usual. I'm wearing a Radio Active T shirt I always hated because of the chinese collar but there was no other choice. Jane's in her PJs because she lived just up the road and wandered down for the start of the show at midnight after crawling out of bed. Not sure who took the photo: probably Tim's girlfriend at the time whose name escapes me.Afternoon show in the new Radio Active studio, circa 1989-1991 ish. I think we'd just got back from Auckland as that's the white muslin hooded shirt and fake glasses I bought at the markets there. Guessing I'm just about to fade into a link based on the fact I'm staring intently at the clock and have my fingers on the faders. This may well have been through the summer varsity break where I'd end up on air for up to 18 hours a week covering the gaps caused by students who were away.Around the same time I was also Assistant Station Manager at a short lived community station in Lower Hutt called Valley FM (or V90 FM). Here's a picture of the crew circa 1990-1991 (see? same top as last time with the addition of a very trendy hat and orange floppy fringe.)And, finally, five years later (and on the other side of the Tasman) at Club Retro in Sydney, where we were holding a special Erasure pre-evening. I used to spend a lot of time visiting behind the desk at Club Retro as I lived just round the corner...

2 comments:

Helen said...

You always had good hair styles! Just don't try the red again. Hmm.

Michelle said...

I heard about the CMAG thing on the radio yesterday, and totally forgot to bring my radio in to work with me today. Hope the interview went well.! I'm jealous you got to be interviewed by Genevieve!

I still owe you a newspaper clipping - will drop it in your letterbox tonight on the way to choir.