Turn Up Your Radio
Turn Up Your Radio
The program started life in 2008 as a monthly program called Radio Ga Ga on Melbourne’s 3WBC before commencing at 94.7 The Pulse in November 2017 as Turn Up Your Radio (a tip of the hat to the mighty Masters Apprentices). Due to the station’s and Neil’s football commitments, Turn Up only happens from October to March each year.
Anyone can play classic hits, but we think that Turn Up is a bit different. Great music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s interspersed with information about the songs and the artists. Segments each week include 1-2-3 (three songs with a common theme), Featured Album (two tracks from the vinyl version of a classic album), Here They Are, The Beatles (a Beatles track – not one of the overplayed cliched tracks), All Those Years Ago (a trip back to this week’s top 3 songs in a chosen year), Movie Song (a song that featured in a movie) and In The Spotlight (a couple of songs by our featured artist or band).
Having been some time in preparation, a splendid time is guaranteed for all.
Turn Up Your Radio crew
Neil Butler presented Radio Ga Ga on 3WBC in Melbourne for 10 years but having relocated to Geelong in 2015, he decided to pick the program up, rename it and present it from his local community radio station. Both programs provide Neil with an opportunity to indulge in his great passion for music from the 1960s, 1970’s and 1980s, with a specific interest in the Australian music industry. He was also part of 3WBC’s football commentary team for over 150 games between 2011 and 2018 and recently started calling Geelong’s VFL and VFLW games in 2019 via an online radio station. Neil is a business owner and consultant with over 30 years of practical experience in Project Management and Delivery, Change Management, Business Process Improvement, Customer Service, Training and Education, Sales and Marketing, Account Management, Business Analysis, and Information Technology. He is the father of two talented adults. His recently married daughter, Lucy, teaches in regional Victoria. His son, Sam, has is completing a Masters of Property, whilst working as a Research Analyst with a global commercial real estate firm. Apart from all of that, Neil loves watching Australian Rules football (particularly games involving the Brisbane Lions) and cricket, discovering the best coffee in town and also enjoys drinking excellent Australian red wine.