Presenters, Staff & Board
George Krupinski presents That’s Jazz. He’s another keen jazz fan and he began on The Pulse, after stints with WYN FM and Inner FM, in 2021.
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.
Kate is a barrister who practices in personal injury law. She is a founding member of Walsh Chambers, the first dedicated barrister's chambers in Geelong. Having been a Geelong local for most of her life, she enjoys spending time in this beautiful region with her two children and extended family. Kate has a passion for community broadcasting and was formerly a board member of Channel 31. She has been a breakfast host on the Pulse, but due to work commitments, you will hear her only occasionally as a guest of Liz, Leo or Brett on Friday mornings.
Shirley Carroll | Host of Voices of Interfaith | 94.7 The Pulse
Rusty Arbuckle | Host of The Sustainability Hour | 94.7 The Pulse
Tony Gleeson | Host of The Sustainability Hour | 94.7 The Pulse
Mik Aidt founded and co-hosts the weekly radio show The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse in 2013, which over the years since then has become a leading news provider in the region in the area of sustainability, renewable energy and climate change. Mik Aidt is 55 years old. Journalist, communicator and director of Centre for Climate Safety. Q. If you could have any job for a day, what would it be? A. I would love to be the Australian Prime Minister for a day - It would be a very busy 24 hours. I would commend Darebin City Council for showing the way on this. I would conduct a multimedia forum on the latest peer-reviewed science which would be covered by ABC and SBS and accessible to all Australians and would act on its findings. The participants would focus on the science and the necessity for urgent action. Firstly this would be the declaration of a climate emergency. This would involve two quick politicy decisions and a meeting: • No new fossil fuel projects. Adani and others get the flick • Stop all fossil fuel subsidies. Like that. Bang. In 2015 and 2016, the seven richest countries in the world donated $100 billion of taxpayers money annually to this destructive, old-fashioned energy industry. In Australia, tax-based fossil fuel subsidies amount to almost $11 billion per year federally. Transfer these sums to projects that are powered by clean, renewable energy and help reduce carbon emissions and drawing down carbon from the atmosphere. A special emphasis here would be on regenerative agriculture. I would create a special independent transition commission to administer this. • Calling all fossil fuel executives to an emergency meeting and warn them that if they were considering litigation, the Australian Government will counter-litigate them for trading their wares knowing full well for three-four decades of the damage their products were causing. Giving them six months to outline how they are going to transition to clean energy – or they'll be charged with crimes against humanity. Yep, a big day! Q. What's your favourite food? A. A juicy red steak flown in from overseas. Nah… just kidding. We’re into local food at The Sustainable Hour, and we love what they serve and sell at places like The Farmer’s Place, Little Green Corner, and Organic Mojo. Q. What's your favourite band? A. The Formidable Vegetable Sound System. They performed at The Farmer’s Place some months ago and what a night! Q. If you could have any three people to dinner, who would they be? A. Ian Dunlop, Lis Bastian and our mayor Bruce Harwood Q. If you could meet anyone who has passed away, who would it be and why? A. Winston Churchill - to hear how he would tackle the ‘War against Carbon’ and climate change. Q. What's your best advice for people interested in working on radio? A. Listen to your heart and trust your gut feelings. Mahatma Gandhi said: “Remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it, always.” Q. What event, festival or service would you being to Geelong? A. Bring Pope Francis, American actor Arnold Swartzenegger and Indian scholar Vandana Shiva to Geelong via the Internet to back the Geelong community's efforts in working towards a zero carbon city turning carbon drawdown into the immense business opportunity it really is, once we begin to put a price on pollution. Open a room or a house in the CBD for activities that focus on sustaining our community, integrate the message in all the regions’ festivals, and also establish a yearly event to celebrate how far we have come in such a short span of time. Q. What song is your guilty pleasure? A. ‘It’s Only Rock n Roll, but I like it’
Q. If you could have any job for a day, what would it be? A. In a production role at Netflix, or as an MTV VJ. Q. What's your favourite food? A. Mum's home cooking! Q. What's your favourite band? A. Madonna, the One and Only Queen of Pop who literally changed the world for LGBTQ+ people when it could have put her career in danger, changed the way world tours are produced and reinvented the wheel decade after decade. Q. If you could have any three people to dinner, who would they be? A. David Lynch, Laura Dern, Madonna. Q. If you could meet anyone who has passed away, who would it be and why? A. Pete Burns, mainly so we could talk about his time in Dead or Alive and about his extensive deluxe coat collection. Q. What's your best advice for people interested in working on radio? A. Volunteer!!! Get your hands dirty! Q. What event, festival or service would you being to Geelong? A. More for our often neglected LGBTQI+ community. Geelong still has a long way to go before Queer Youth are made to feel completely safe and welcome in this town. We've come pretty far, but nowhere near as far as we should be. Q. What song is your guilty pleasure? A. I do not believe in guilty pleasures!!! I have such an issue with that term because, if you like something, why feel guilty about it? I tend to think the term is a massive cop-out so that people who pretend they don't like pop music can say they do by using 'guilty pleasure' as a preface. I have a strong reaction to this term, I do not like it!!! If you like a song, say you like it, no apologies and no guilt. There should be zero guilt associated to something that brings you joy.