Maartje Van-der-Vlies presents Anything Goes

Maartje Van-der-Vlies – Anything Goes 9am – 11am each Thursday

The accredited and authorised Theatre Reviewer for Southern FM 88.3, Maartje has been broadcasting for over 18 years and reviewing theatre for 20 years. As an internationally reconised Criminologist and Mediator she has worked for several Governments and the United Nations. As the author of many research projects into criminology she has appeared before dozens of Parliamentary Committees and contributed to serious changes in Criminal and Family Law.At present she has just completed a work of fiction based on 29 years in the Family Court which will be published shortly.

Her love of the theatre stems back to childhood when at 6 years of age she was taken to a pantomime and the love of live theatre has remained to this day.

She wishes everyone happy times at live theatre and reviews them, both in print and on her show.

Fatman Blues

Fatman Blues Saturday Nite 8pm – 10pm

The Fatman presents Blues music that doesn’t give you the Blues.

I am a new presenter at 88.3 Southern FM and am looking forward to presenting Blues, Rockabilly, Roots, Soul and Ska music on a fortnightly basis.

I cover music from the early American Blues of the 20’s to the Chicago Blues of the 50’s to the fantastic British Blues of the sixties right thru to today’s contemporary Blues music.

I regularly play a strong mix of Australian and New Zealand Blues – anything from Billy Thorpe, Chain, Madderlake, Spectrum, Midge Marsden to Hey Gringo, Chris Wilson, Fiona Boyes, Collards, Green and Gravy, C.W Stoneking and Tex Perkins.

If you dig Louis Jordan, John Lee Hooker, Rory Gallagher, Peter Green, early Rolling Stones, John Mayall, Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Charlie Musselwhite, Eric Lindell or any of the Australian musco’s listed above, then listen in every second Saturday nite from 8pm for two hours of great Blues related music – you won’t be disappointed.

Requests and feedback is welcome – so contact me at either or

Peter Kemp

Peter Kemp co-host of Anything Goes Thursday 9am – 11am and presenter of Peter’s Preferences heard 6am – 7am the first Thursday in the month.

Peter Kemp was born in Brighton and grew up in Hampton, and educated at Hampton State School and Hampton High School.
Peter has been a theatre writer and critic for 40 years; originally was a dancer then actor on stage, cabaret, film and TV and has been a presenter on Southern FM for 23 years. Also a freelance journalist and author and has written and published three books and has his own website at which covers theatre across the world. Peter is currently the Arts Writer of Melbourne Observer and Public Relations Officer for the National Boer War Memorial Association (Vic).

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

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:

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

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