Purple Haze with Mark Copolov

Mark Copolov presents Purple Haze Wednesdays 8pm – 10pm

I’ve been working at 88.3 Southern FM for about 11 years, after someone at Gold FM I was helping out suggested that ‘you should do something with your music knowledge’. I specialise in interviewing recording artists that I admire, mostly from the 60’s. These interviews were also broadcast nationally on the CBAA network for 4 years. Past interviewees include : Ringo Starr, Carly Simon, Phil Everly, Jeff Lynne, Sir George Martin, Neil Sedaka & Glenn Shorrock. I love being able to share my music & knowledge with people who enjoy hearing it!

Mark’s favourite artists include : The Beatles, The Doors, CCR, Ten Years After, The Guess Who, The Carpenters, The Hollies, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, The Doobie Brothers, E.L.O., Daddy Cool, The Masters Apprentices, Graham Bonnet, Carly Simon & many, many others.

Excerpts from Mark’s 70+ interviews can be seen & heard at www.mcopolov.com.

Mark works in the IT industry. The centre of his universe is his wife Rachel and two teenage children, Carly & Adam.

Contact Mark Copolov via email: mcopolov@optusnet.com.au

The Space Show

Andrew Rennie’s The Space Show Wednesday 7pm – 8pm

Andrew Rennie had his radio debut at the age of five when he was interviewed on 3ZB Christchurch about what he had been doing during the school holidays. Three decades later interviews about space on Radio Pacific and 1ZB Auckland led to interviews on Television One.

One day he and a bunch of friends were whingeing about the lack of coverage of spaceflight on TV, when someone suggested they make their own. When the issue of who should research the programme was raised, everyone pointed to Andrew. Later, when film and images needed to be collected, everyone pointed to Andrew. Materials collected, a script had to be written, and you guessed, … Likewise a producer, presenter, and interviewer was selected by the group in the same manner. The resulting half hour documentary was broadcast on South Pacific Television.

A decade later a bunch of folks were sitting around bemoaning that there as no coverage of space on radio in Melbourne. They realistically realised that commercial radio would never carry any programming of the sort and put idea of a programme about space into the impossible dream basket. Then, in early 1991, up popped a number of community radio stations. Radio 3SCB (then in the process of morphing into 88.3 Southern FM) was contacted, and yes, they were interested, and by the way, could we start this weekend? And so it was that The Space Show began at Easter of 1991 with four presenters, one of them Andrew. Sixteen years on he is still at it, bringing the excitement of space and astronomy to whoever wants to listen.

Visit the Space Show website


Music Time

Janette B’s Music Time Mondays between 12pm – 2pm

I’m very much a local product.

Born in McKinnon, Educated in Cheltenham, worked in Sandringham, children educated in Mentone and a resident of Cheltenham all my life.

I presented my first program with Southern fm in January 1996 and have notched up over 700 programs in my 11 years at the Station.

My greatest achievement is my 5 children, now grown up and currently living and working in Victoria, Western Australia, Los Angeles and England.

I teach Ballroom Dancing and love all music, not just country.

I thank my many loyal listeners who listen and leave messages and requests each week.

Tune in on Mondays and enjoy the program.

Radio GaGa

Shaun Stokie presents Radio Gaga Saturdays between 10am – 12pm

Shaun has been on radio since commencing at pop music station Double X in 2003. He moved to Southern FM to host Radio GaGa, the program which presents a mix of pop, rock, dance and disco tracks in a two hour format. Each week a different theme is featured resulting in a diverse mix of music. Themes so far have included one hit wonders, weird band names, songs about countries, travelling, cars & money.

Shaun has also been dj’ing for 15 years having performed at many well known venues including the Exchange Hotel, Coopers Inn, Redback Brewery & The Roxy Hotel (now The Motel)

His favourite bands are Queen, Pink Floyd, U2 and Duran Duran. He was fortunate enough to meet Queen’s drummer Roger Taylor when he was here for the opening of “We Will Rock You”.

Apart from music & radio he likes sport, especially Aussie Rules & cricket, record & CD collecting, gardening & keeping fit.

2007 saw his beloved Cats finally break their premiership drought and Shaun was excited to be there after suffering many years of heartbreak.
Website: www.djshauns.com Email: radiogaga@southernfm.com.au

Live at the Wireless Guest Pictures

Here are a few of the guests of Live at the wireless who have dropped in recently.

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