Presenters, Staff & Board
Jazz memories: My first memory of jazz was listening to my brother rehearse with the South Coast Stompers, one of the very early Geelong jazz Bands when I was 11 years of age. He took me to a gig at the Anglesea Surf Life Club and it was the first time I’d seen a band play live. My first record was the theme from Peter Gunn by Henri Mancini. My brother in law played with The Owen Yateman Jazz band and that was another early jazz influence. Favourite jazz performers: Benny Goodman and most bands of the swing era and the later American Neo Swing bands like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Royal Crown Review.
Jazz memories: Hearing 'Midnight in Moscow' by Kenny Ball in the early 1960’s…that's what started it all for me! A bit over ten years later, having taken up drums, I had the chance to sit in with Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band at the 100 club in London. The twenty plus years I spent playing with Owen Yateman were so much fun. I was also privileged to be able to work with some of the pioneers and greats of Australian Jazz including Roger Bell, Ade Monsbourgh, The Red Onions, Frank Traynor, Neville Stribling, Lachie Thomson and many others Favourite jazz performers: My musical tastes begin with early pre jazz ragtime and jug bands through to the late 1920’s. I am not a big fan of the 30’s swing and the later be-bop eras, but I do love the current smooth jazz genre in all its variations.
Michelle Suiter | Host of Friday Drive | 94.7 The Pulse
Doug is now 75 and formerly worked for The Age, the London Times, and ABC radio’s drive time. Q. If you could have any job for a day, what would it be? A. Street musician Q. What’s your favourite food? A. Eye fillet steak with mushrooms Q. What’s your favourite band? A. Mozart, or The Beatles Q. If you could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be? A. David Attenborough, Helen Mirren, Michael Parkinson Q. If you could meet anyone who has passed away, who would it be and why? A. Cary Grant, because he never put a foot wrong Q. What’s your best advice for people interested in working on radio? A. Never interrupt and never be confrontational Q. What event, festival or service would you bring to Geelong? A. World 1500 metres athletics race at Landy Park Q. What song is your guilty pleasure? A. Lady In Red
Q. If you could have any job for a day, what would it be? A. I already have the best job in the world already, so I don’t wish for anything else – even for a day. I’m a publicist and get to work with some of the country’s best-known musicians, and the best newcomers. Q. What's your favourite food? A. As one who eats out almost every day, eating with friends is my favorite – regardless of what’s on the menu! Q. What's your favourite band? A. All my clients! Q. If you could have any three people to dinner, who would they be? A. Can we make that five people? I want to make sure all my kids can make it! Q. If you could meet anyone who has passed away, who would it be and why? A. My parents. Just to make sure they know how thankful I am for their sacrifice(s). Q. What's your best advice for people interested in working on radio? A. If you can do anything else, do that instead! (Long pause!) But if radio is the only thing you want to do, go for it, and be committed no matter the cost! In the meantime, get a degree in an unrelated area, so you have something to fall back on. And if you get to have a job in radio regard every moment as a privilege! Q. What event, festival or service would you bring to Geelong? A. So pleased to see Geelong's our first record fair soon. All we need now is a music festival, and for people to support it! Q. What song is your guilty pleasure? A. Too many to mention.
Lover of music, purveyor of sarcasm, mother of two, crotchets like a champ.
Massive metal head, devout Pink Floyd fan, and a sucker for every genre of music from Russian opera to electric grooves.
Zahida Zeytoun Millie | Host of Masainakum Masoonah (Arabic Language Program | 94.7 The Pulse
Chris Bryan | KickArts Program Host | 94.7 The Pulse
Josh Barnes presents The Bendigo Community Bank Sports Fix show on 94.7 The Pulse
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