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 & Rocksteady”
David Fox – “Moama Bowling Club Show”
Ron Wood’s 3 shows – “Gospel Road”, “Community Billboard” & “Classics For Pleasure”
Pejay’s – “Wednesday Work Day Show”
Joy’s – “Afternoon Delights”
Val Ellis – “Val’s Gardening Show” & “Family History”
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 Jump Swing 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 Tuesday night from 7.30pm-9.30pm 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.
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.
Joy Mirtschin has recently joined EMFM and 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
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.
Roger Peake is one of the new additions to EMFM. He has two shows, Just 60’s from 9:30 –
11:30am Wednesdays and Pot Pourri from 10am – 1.00pm Thursdays. After 35 years
teaching he began a new career at a travel agency. Having a great voice for radio he
volunteered and trained at Vision Australia Radio in Melbourne. He spent 12 months at
3WBC/94.1FM in Box Hill before moving to Echuca in March. His Pot Pourri 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. He 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.
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 & RockSteady on Thursday 1.00pm – 4.00pm.
David has recently joined us at EMFM and brings with him much experience in
Community Broadcasting. He is presenting the Moama Bowling Club Show from
12.00pm-2.00pm every Friday. Moama Bowling Club is one of our major
sponsors and a feature of the show is when listeners are invited to ring in and
win vouchers to use at the Bowling Club. “Foxy”, as he is fondly called, chooses a
wonderful mixture of classic hits and repartee to entertain the listeners.
Ron Wood has been at EMFM for over 14 years. He has a show called Morning
Roundup and Community Billboard 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.
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.