Our on-air presenters are:-
Dancin’ Dave Tarrant – “JumpSwing Breakaway”
Jim Harris – “Jimbo’s Breaky Show”
Roger Peake – “Just 60’s” & “Pot Pourri”
Rob Kemp – “Rockabilly Shakedown”
Chris Campbell – “Chris’s Wheel Music”
Ellie Wallace – “An Afternoon With Ellie” & “Jazz Giants”
Ron Wood – “Morning Roundup”, “Gospel Road”, “Community Billboard” & “Classics For Pleasure”
Pejay Mirtschin – “Wednesday Work Day Show”
Joy Mirtschin – “Afternoon Delights”
Val Ellis – “Val’s Gardening Show” & “Family History”
Sarah Varcoe – “SezYouth”
Make a date for lunch.
Live every Tuesday from 11am till 2pm, repeated the same time Sunday. Playing the A to Z of all the best sounds from the 40’s, 50’s and retro music.
That’s right more music and less talk.
“If I play it, you bet you can dance to it”
Outside the area, no problem, we also stream via the Tune In app.
Dancin’ Dave Tarrant presents his JumpSwing Breakaway show from 11am-2.00pm on Tuesdays and it’s repeated on Sundays 11am-2.00pm.
His music will inspire you to dance and if you’d like to learn you can attend his S’CoolHouse Rock & Swing classes on a Wednesday night from 7.00pm-10.00pm in the 208 school hall. Dave and his partner Jo have been running the classes since 2009 and they have won many awards for their dancing.
Dave has been an EMFM member and on-air presenter for the last 5 years. He began on radio by co-hosting a show with Rockabilly Rob and graduated to hosting his own show. He has been on the board for 3 years and currently holds the office of President.
Roger Peake joined EMFM in 2017. Roger has two shows – Just Sixties from 9am to 12 noon Wednesdays and Potpourri from 10am to 1pm Thursdays.
After years of being told he had a great voice (and an even greater face) for radio, he volunteered and trained at Vision Australia Radio in Melbourne and he still occasionally volunteers at Vision Australia Radio in Bendigo. He spent 12 months at 3WBC/94.1FM in Box Hill before moving to Echuca in March 2017.
His Potpourri program includes a comedy spot called A Bit of a Giggle, Hello & Goodbye (notable births & deaths falling on the date of the program), a relaxing ballad for our morning cuppa at 11am and A Nice Night Out with music or a song from shows or movies.
Roger has also worked as a volunteer at Puffing Billy and the Victorian Goldfields Railway that runs between Castlemaine and Maldon and has become a member of the Echuca Federal Brass Band.
Ron Wood has been at EMFM for over 14 years. He has a show called Morning Roundup from 9.00am-11am every Monday morning where he keeps the public informed of all the coming events in the area.
He features religious music in his Gospel Road broadcast from 7.00pm-10.00pm on Monday night.
On Friday morning he has Community billboard from 10.00am-11.00am followed by Out and About from 11.00am-12.00am where he uses his vast number of contacts and conducts interviews with prominent members of the community including councillors, members of the police force, Library representatives, sports people and fundraising committee members.
On Sunday night from 7.00pm-10.00pm he presents Classics For Pleasure.
He is a currently a board member at EMFM and has valuable knowledge and experience in community broadcasting.
Jim HARRIS – Jimbo’s Breaky Show. Tues 7-10am, Wed & Thurs 7- 9am, Fri- 7- 9:30am.
Jim is a retired local farmer and is enjoying being part of the EMFM team. He plays the greatest hits from yesteryear, mainly from the 50’s – 90’s along with listeners requests.
He has a bowls report on Thursday and interviews local identities. His show features interesting news articles about the local community from the Riv Herald (kindly donated by the Riv). Jim has been a presenter since 2012 and a board member since 2013.
Val has been at EMFM for many years. She presents Val’s Gardening Show from 9.00am-10.00am on Thursdays.
She had her own gardening business for many years in Echuca and has an extensive knowledge of plants that are suitable to our area and how to care for them. She began her gardening show with the aim of sharing her knowledge and answering the many questions that people have about gardening. Each Thursday morning she suggests things the listeners can do in their garden including suitable mulching materials, when to prune, fruit fly prevention, green waste collection etc.
Sometimes she follows her gardening program with a guest speaker from the Family History Society from 10.00am-11.00am.
Rockabilly Rob (Rob Kemp) became a D.J. at 15, starting at the Penny Farthing in Swanston St Melbourne. After that he played at many venues throughout Victoria. In 1969 he joined the Australian Army and left the music scene.
In the 2000’s he began a program with 3NRC, a community radio station in Sunbury where he met Rob Hine, who was the president of the Rock’n’Roll Appreciation Society. So began his love of Rockabilly music.
After 5 years at 3NRC he moved to Moama and joined EMFM 104.7 where you can catch his program Rockabilly Shakedown on Tuesdays 3pm–5pm and it’s repeated on Sundays 3pm-5pm.
Joy Mirtschin loves rock’n’roll and country music.
Joy and Pejay drive across from their home at Nathalia each week on a Wednesday.
Joy’s show “Afternoon Delights” is on air from 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Pejay was a presenter at OneFM Shepparton community radio for 25 years before coming to Echuca. He began with a program from midnight to 6am.
In 1999 my husband & I made a “tree change” from Melbourne to Moama. Upon tuning into the local community radio station, winning a CD, and collecting it, I showed interest in becoming a presenter. After a few training session, in early 2000, I began my program “An Afternoon With Ellie” on a Friday. When the couple who presented “Swing, Jazz & Jive” on a Thursday night left the area, I took over their program. After a few years, due to other commitments, I resigned from the station.
Fast Forward to 2018, I decided to rejoin. A few training sessions later (because everything is more computerised) I began “An Afternoon With Ellie”on Monday and “Jazz Giants” on Thursday. But I Still use CD’s as I feel more comfortable with these!
Named after the famous Meat Raffle spinning wheel at the Prahan Club in Melbourne where I regularly played big band swing tunes for dancers at Club Maxies, and something a little out there especially for the wheel.
I have been dancing for over 10 years and playing big band swing tunes for dancers across Melbourne for well over 5 years. Dancing in Melbourne interstate and overseas including at the Sydney Swing Festival and Balboa on the River events, and recommend listening and dancing to live music where ever and whenever you can.
With a regular session most weekend mornings playing a variety of music to my three children to provide them with a balanced musical education from AC/DC, the Beatles, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald to the Rolling Stones and ZZ Top.
Whilst not averse to playing some limited Country and or Western, Hip Hop and even Heavy Metal, I have a soft spot for the classic sounds of a big band swinging out, and an original over a remake or a cover.
Join me on 4 o’clock Saturdays whilst I am let off the leash to swing out and rock out as the mood takes us, without one of my three saying it’s their turn to pick the next song.
Sarah Varcoe aka ‘Sez’ is a 20-year-old, adding a youthful spark to EMFM. Vibe with Sez in deep conversation while listening to modern day Australian music every Monday from 6-7pm. Her playlists vary from the party-life bops to the late night tunes while discussing a new topic every week. Sez is so passionate about radio that her career goal is to own and manage a multilinguist radio station that broadcasts programs in numerous languages and musical backgrounds.
She is always excited to communicate with people of various cultures and language backgrounds. She wishes to bring a youthful perspective to the industry and further encourage the younger generation to get involved with community radio! Be sure to support Sez and stay updated about the “SezYouth” program on instagram @sezyouth or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org