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Twice a month, you can tune in to listen to some long-form classical music.

On the 2nd Thursday of each month, the programme consists of mostly instrumental works such as symphonies and chamber music.  The 4th Thursday of the month is dedicated to operas and an occasional oratorio.

Each programme commences at 10pm and runs for at least two hours.


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Sean Simpson presents The Bendigo Community Bank Sports Fix show on 94.7 The Pulse.

Q. Who’s your dream interview?  A. Gary Abblett Snr – I know him personally and would love for him to come in and have a chat, and feel comfortable chatting about his life Q. Who are your four ideal dinner party guests (alive or no) Leigh Matthews Neil Diamond Evon Cawley Jacinta Ardern Q. How do you spend your time outside of The Pulse radio station? A. Work in a community bank and love local sporting clubs Q. What’s your best advice for people interested in working on the radio? A. Remember your audience! It’s not about you. Q. What event, festival or service would you bring to Geelong? AFL Grand Final Q. What’s your favourite food? A. Mexican Q. What song is your guilty pleasure? A. Adele – When we were young Q. If you could have any job for a day, what would it be? A. Prime minister

Peter Fogarty presents Just Jazz on 94.7 The Pulse.

Ross Williamson presents Just Jazz, Jazz on The Pulse & Hot, Sweet & Jazzy.

JOHN THOMPSON Earliest jazz memories: Hearing Hoagy Carmichael records on the radio when I was 5. Seeing Papa Celestin’s band in the film Cinerama Holiday and hearing Chris. Barber’s ‘Whistling Rufus’ on the B.B.C. that same year, 1955. Favourite jazz performers:Trombonist and singer Jack Teagarden and Furry Lewis the country bluesman.

Betty Giles has been at The Pulse for more than 23 years!

When starting off in radio as a fresh faced scaramouch who could barely dance the fandango, Donaldo S Dockweiler (who took his name in homage to Australian one day cricket legend, Mike Whitney), couldn't bare to place the needle on the record...

Michael "Memphis" Williams has been spinning records since he first stole his granny's turntable at age 12. He still hasn't given it back, and now he's spinnin' tunes on 94.7 The Pulse! Q. If you could have any job for a day, what would it be? A. Katy Perry's boyfriend. Q. What's your favourite food? A. Whale steak marinated in kitten's tears. That or chocolate. Q. What's your favourite band? A. Well my favourite singer is Elvis Presley, but my favourite band is the mighty Grinspoon!! I've seen them live more than 20 times now. Q. If you could have any three people to dinner, who would they be?  A. Harold Holt and those two guys from Bondi Rescue. Q. If you could meet anyone who has passed away, who would it be and why? A. Hmm that's a tough one, but probably Elvis Presley. I need some tips on how he got his hair to look so cool. Q. What's your best advice for people interested in working on radio? A. Do it for the love of the medium. It's not only about the groupies and free beer, just mostly. Q. What event, festival or service would you being to Geelong? A. Coachella!!!! Q. What song is your guilty pleasure? A. 'I'm A Slave 4 U' - Britney Spears

James Vernon has been an on-air volunteer at 94.7 The Pulse since 2008, presenting a wide range of programmes including Breakfast, Jazz, Nostalgia, Celtic, Drive and interview programmes.

Ian (Hoges) Hogan I am a Geelong resident, having lived here all my life. I have loved music all my life and have played bass guitar in various bands for many years. As a teenager, I developed a love of radio and spent untold hours at the studios of the now-defunct 3GL. I became a good friend with the chief announcer David Coburn who got me interested in  “old-time” music with his program, the original Sweethearts of Yesterday. I developed my radio skills at Country FM where I did everything from presenting On-air, outside broadcasts, production and management/committee duties. I joined The Pulse in the ’90s doing the country music program as well as the studio side of Football and Cricket broadcasts and sharing the old-time music show with the legendary Bob Appleton. When the opportunity arose at the Pulse, I developed my own version of David Coburn’s program naming it SWEETHEARTS OF YESTERDAY in his memory. David’s voice can be heard on the program’s identification tags during the show each week.

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Host of Mitchell's Front Page from 2014.   Q. If you could meet one person who has passed away, who would it be and why?   A. Robert Menzies- because who wouldn't want to meet and potentially interview Australia's longest-serving PM   Q. What’s your guilty pleasure song?   A. Sophie Ellis-Bextor- Get Over You   Q. Favourite food   A. Nasi Lemak   Q. If you could have any job for a day, what would it be?   A. AFL Master of Ceremonies   Q. Best advice for anyone looking to work in radio?   A. Persistence and determination are key- you really have to put the years in and be prepared to hone your skills week in and week out without giving up easily.


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James Vernon has been an on-air volunteer at 94.7 The Pulse since 2008, presenting a wide range of programmes including Breakfast, Jazz, Nostalgia, Celtic, Drive and interview programmes.


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