RADIO KLFM ANNOUNCERS

Brad Geier

Week day BREAKFAST

more info coming soon.

Geoff Anderson

BUSINESS MANAGER

Get the word out there on KLFM by contacting Geoff.
He will sit with you and sort out an advertising plan.

Nicko On The Bizzo

Breakfast, Wednesdays, 9am Thursday and Fridays, Saturday Country 7am-8am

Ian "NICKO" Nicholls, came to KLFM in the year 2000 after a long career in commercial radio and a short stint at the ABC Bendigo.

Recruited by Brad Geier to do Breakfast on KLFM, that gig lasted 9 years before Nicko retired to the Surf Coast in 2009.

But the lure of KLFM and its great programming saw Nicko return in 2013, to the point where he is now full time Monday to Friday at 9am.

AND Saturday morning at 7 with Country Breakfast.

Mike Tobin

DRIVE,
Monday to Thursday 4pm-6pm

Mike presents the Drive time show Monday, Tues, Wed & Thursday evenings from 4-6pm. Every 3rd month he presents the Irish show.
Mike Tobin’s interest in electronics began at the very young age of 10, with his first foray into theory of high power mercury-vapor rectifier and thyratron gas-filled tubes used as a high-power electrical switching controlled rectifier.
Mike has since clocked up decades in the community broadcasting sector as an accredited trainer, KLFM Senior Technician and founding member of both Technorama Board and the CBAA Technical Standing Committee and board member of the Community Broadcasting Association of Victoria (CBAV),and an active member of the local Amateur Radio club, BAREC.

Brett Dunlop

MUSIC MEMORIES,
Fridays 8pm-11pm

more info coming soon.

Daryl O'Brien

EASY LISTENING, Monday 9pm-midnight & Wednesday 9pm-12:30am & Sunday 6pm-9pm

more info coming soon.

David Kippen

CONSUMER NEWS, Thursdays 11:30am-noon

&
SUNDAYS THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
9am - noon.

David’s interest in radio started back in the 60s when a new 3UL announcer joined the Methodist Youth Group in Warragul and gave the group a station tour one evening.
David had a few lessons with Denis Gibbons who was just starting his Radio School in Melbourne. The main activity he remembers is reading ads for “Honey Cured Revelation” cigarettes. However traveling to Melbourne each week, and then a 12 month working holiday in England, meant he did not keep up the training.
Family, work and church commitments, not to mention building a house with his wife Sandra, put radio on the back burner until KLFM (then Bendigo Education Radio) made their first test broadcast in April 1990.
The studio for this broadcast was a room at the Havilah Road site of the Eaglehawk & Long Gully Community Health Centre. David, who was the Health Centre’s Consumer and Tenancy Adviser, began presenting Consumer News and the program has continued since, winning a Consumer Affairs award along the way.
David says that listener feedback saying how Consumer News has helped them is very rewarding. He also enjoys interacting with listeners on “Live & Local” programs such as Thanks For The Memory on Sunday mornings

Graeme Knight

SATURDAY LIVE
Saturday 4pm-7pm

Graeme Knight is a founding member with Brad Geier who developed Radio KLFM, back in the early days it was called, Bendigo Education Broadcasters then it went to Bendigo FM and now as you know it its KLFM.
Graeme has many interests, which he pours his heart into, like of course Radio KLFM, The Astronomical society, The Bendigo Amateur Radio club and for the last 8 years he has participated in the Great cycle challenge, raising money for research into cancer for kids.
Graeme has stepped back from many activities with Radio KLFM, but he still presents a show 3 weeks of the month.
Radio KLFM - On Saturday Live, 4 - 7 pm:
Science & Technology Report: Web Watch:
Plus all your favourites from the 50's to the 80's,
on this day in history, news, weather, community events....and more. 96.5 in Bendigo, 106.3 in Castlemaine. Listen live at www.klfm.com.au
 

Wally Smilie


Sunday from noon-6pm with country & requests

Tony Fittock

ROCK IT UP
Thursday noon-2pm, Friday Noon-2pm

Tony Fittock (Tone the Drone to his handful of listeners,) with his mum and brother came to Bendigo in 1980. Tony worked as a marketing manager of the Bendigo Advertiser and spent the next thirteen frustrating years trying to pull that organisation out of the flat earth society without success. Prior to that Tony worked at a number of newspapers, including John Fairfax.
Tony’s Radio career started at 3MA Mildura on the lovely Murray river in 1967, the day of that disastrous train crash in September at Violet Town. After three years in those sunny climes he and Pam moved to Melbourne to expand his career in media.
After several years in Melbourne, Tony and Daryl McClure came up with the idea of a newspaper for real-estate agents which became an enormous success known as Bendigo Weekly.
Tony started at Radio KLFM in 1998 and amazed himself, and the management of the station and long-suffering listeners by still presenting his program on Thursdays and Rock it up Friday.
When asked what he loved about KLFM and radio, he replied “Drugs, Sex, and Rock N Roll” but mainly Rock N Roll.
Pam and Tony raised their family in Bendigo, they just love the place and the people. Bendigo like KLFM has so much to offer.
 

Dr Jules

TRACK OF THE BLUES
Thursday 7pm-9pm

"Track of the Blues" started it's life back in 1982, nearly 40 years ago, on what was then 3CCC at Harcourt railway station. Since then, Dr Jules has strived to present an entertaining and informative show of Blues, R & B and a little bit of Soul, now on Community Radio KLFM.

Covering blues from the 30's to current and contemporary blues artists you're sure to find something to tickle your fancy down at the Doctor's.

Bill Murray

AFTERNOONS
2pm-4pm, Monday to Thursday, 2pm-6pm Friday

After 38 years in PMG/Telstra, mostly with their satellite service (Iterra), and some years as an Electorate Officer, Bill’s use-by date expired. Apart from 2QN Deniliquin's DJ for a Day competition in 1971, Bill hadn’t thought much about radio, but with his interest in community service, KLFM offered an opportunity. Bill's background, as a technician and as an electorate officer, has come in handy around the place. He is enjoying presenting and hopes his music brightens everyone’s day. Bill is in the chair Monday to Thursday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm and from 2pm to 6pm each Friday. After 4pm, Bill's Friday show includes the Goset Top 10 from 1969.

Trevor Hyland

ROCK 'N' ROLL DANCE PARTY
Friday 6pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-10am

more info coming soon.

David Chislett

KOMMOTION CLUB,
Saturday 10pm-midnight

David’s first interest in radio was in 1962, when he got his first transistor for his 11th birthday.
Big hits of the time were Teeny by Johnny Chester, Devil in Disguise by Elvis, Telstar by the Tornadoes, among many others.
David listened to 3UZ in Melbourne with DJ’s like Lap Lap (Alan Lappin), Don Lunn and Stan the Man, (Stan Rofe).
Some years later David got together with two friends and presented a show called “The Vault”,  a 1960’s program, on 3CR. Then in 1975, playing 45’s featuring mainly Aussie releases with some overseas artists. These were also Saturday nights, with alternating presenters.
When David retired and moved to Bendigo, he heard about KLFM, where he now presents a similar program called Kommotion Club, 10pm on Saturday nights.

Pam Taylor

OVER NIGHT COUNTRY,
Thursday from 11pm

more info coming soon.

Ian Kimpton

JUST BEAUTIFUL MUSIC,
Wednesday 7pm-9pm

more info coming soon.

Derek Guille


Tuesday & Wednesday Breakfast 6am-9am

Derek started his radio career at commercial radio 3HA in Hamilton before clocking up over 25 years with the ABC, firstly at 3WV Horsham, then Managing and presenting Breakfast on ABC Bendigo before moving to the state-wide Victoria afternoon show and finally hosting evenings on 3LO ABC Melbourne and regional stations across Victoria.
Retiring in 2014, Derek decided that now the time was right for a return to radio, and he can be heard on Radio KLFM, Central Victoria.

Peter Le-Suey

Monday Breakfast 6am-9am
Ive been in Bendigo all my life. Grew up in North Bendigo. Went to Nth Bgo primary school in Nolan st, then White Hills Technical school. Danced my way through the disco era of the 70s. I then obtained the necessary qualifications to own and operate aged care facilities eventually selling up in 2018. I now work as a disability support worker with the NDIS. A father of four beautiful children, three sons and a favourite daughter. In the late 80s I was invited up to the radio station with a friend to be interviewed and I was hooked. I enrolled in a course at the station to become qualified as a radio DJ, then from the early 90s I began to present a number of programmes on Klfm, which included the weekday breakfast. Over the journey Ive had to come and go due to work and family commitments but I always looked forward to returning. Then on one bright sunny day Brad the station manager asked if I would be interested in doing Monday breakfast. My dream came true.. I am back at Klfm so here I am, the (self proclaimed) king of Monday breakfast. Never in my wildest dreams, didnt I ever think I would look forward to a Monday, but now I do

Mark Coombes

Thursday9pm-11pm

Mike Weeks

Monday & Tuesday 9am-noon, Morning mix

After 20 years in the Commonwealth Public Service Mike became a publican at the Star Hotel in  Rutherglen for eight years. Later he managed the Victoria Hotel-Motel in Elmore for 3 years.
After that Mike was employed as a waiter at the Shamrock Hotel, a barman at the Bendigo Club and a hospitality instructor at TAFE here in Bendigo.
For a number of years after that Mike operated a mobile disco, performing at many venues in and around Bendigo including 60 gigs at the Bendigo Club.
Mike then joined the KLFM team and chalked up 3000 morning programs before retiring for domestic reasons. He has now returned after 10 years and presents the morning program on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9am to 12 noon. 

Brian Carney

A TASTE OF JAZZ,
Tuesday 7pm-9pm

Brian has always been interested in a wide range of music, from classical through to contemporary styles, with a particular interest in Mainstream Jazz.

Since retiring from Optometry, Brian enjoys putting together a broad Jazz program on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm as part of the Tuesday night line-up.

Graeme Turpie

News reader & JUKEBOX
Tuesday & Wednesday, noon-2pm

Bendigo-born Graeme Turpie began his media career as a panel operator on radio 3BO in 1956 for such announcers as Russ Pilley and Ken Jalland, and was also a transcription-clerk (logging in all the large recorded radio serials/shows etc to be played at certain times, then either destroyed or sent on to other stations for future playing).

Within two years he swapped to the newsroom and trained as a journalist, making that his main career.  Over more than 50 years gathering, writing and presenting the news, he has worked in radio (2AY, ABC, Radio Australia, Macquarie newswire-3AW, 3DB, 3BO, Star-FM, 3CV) newspapers (Bendigo Advertiser, Herald and Weekly times, independent publications) and television (HSV-7) but his favourite medium is radio.   So after some “full-time retirement” (traveling, looking after grand kids, walking the dogs etc ) he was lured back to radio on KLFM with the promise of unlimited cups of tea and coffee, the occasional sausage roll, access to the station’s great record library for the Tuesday and Wednesday midday jukeboxes, and have the station cat Bonnie’s help in sub-editing local news bulletins. 

Grant McMaster

THE GRANT McMASTER SHOW,
Saturday 3pm-4pm

"Although still a young man, Grant McMaster has spent many years working in radio, television and the print media and plans to keep on doing it until he gets it right because he is hoping shortly to become an overnight sensation.

He is currently presenting his KLFM program at 3pm on Saturday afternoon.

Even though he has had many requests, he is going to continue to do the program anyway.

Thank you very much."

Lisa Claxton

A DROP OF IRISH,
Mondays 7pm-9pm

When KLFM was granted their full time licence, so began "A Drop of Irish", and it’s been going ever since with lots of very loyal listeners who regularly phone in with their Irish requests!  We enjoy some wonderful traditional Irish music, some fun facts about Irish people and their contributions to our world, and the occasional interview with Irish artists coming our way.  

Hosting "A Drop of Irish" is something completely different from other things I do; Kindergarten teaching, singing on the worship team at church, among other commitments, but it’s something I really enjoy doing on a Monday night from 7pm to  9pm - thanks for your company! 

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