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”
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 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 associated with EMFM for 18 years. He was previously a Presenter at 3CCC when it was operating from the old railway station at Harcourt.
He features religious music on his Gospel Road program from 7pm to 10pm on Monday night.
On Friday morning, he has Out & About from 10.am to 11am, where he uses his vast number of contacts, and interviews members of the Community, including Councillors from both sides of the river, members of the Police Force, Library representatives, sports people and many, many more.
On Sunday night from 7pm to 10pm, he presents a program entitled ‘Classics for Pleasure’, where he explores the vast range of Classical Music.
He has been a Board Member, President, Vice-President and EMFM member of the Echuca East Recreational Reserve Management Committee for 13 years
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 Rob joined the Australian Army and left the music scene.
In the 2000’s Rob 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, repeated on Sundays at 3pm-5pm.
A Board Member for 15 years, Rob was presented with Life Membership of EMFM the 2021 AGM.
Hi all. I’m in my forties and grew up in Victoria, around the Mornington Peninsula. After I was introduced to the outdoor life I loved it. I spent 26 years there and 10 in Geelong, moving from one side of the bay to the other.
I love music and was brought up on some great music but I love the 70’s, 80’s, and some of the 90’s. Also I love Country Music both Australian and overseas, and have had the privilege to meet some of the country’s best artists. Greg’s Australia is mostly based on Australian artists of all backgrounds: Rock, Pop, Country, Dance and Soul. Music will be from the 60’s to the 2010’s and everything in between.
I’ve been living in Queensland the last 3 years and moved back here after being a mechanic for 26 years playing with grease and oil. I’m now spinning tracks such as Grease Lightning and Midnight Oil…… So come join me for a mad few hours on Thursdays at 2pm with “Greg’s Tunes” and Friday 4pm for “Greg’s Australia and let’s kick start the weekend with some great music and a few laughs and giggles.
Dot Hammond joined EMFM in 2019 to assist in the office, and later was encouraged to assist the station by joining the board at the last AGM and then to try presenting a program.
Until recently she was heavily involved in the running of the Echuca Historical Society Museum but since stepping away from office has now signed on as a presenter/announcer with EMFM doing two shows a week.
From 10am to 12pm on Mondays she presents “Mondayitis” and between 3pm and 5pm on Tuesdays “Dot’s Treasures”.
Dot says “There’s no set format, the music and the commentary is all mixed up – just like me.”
Jacey spent 25 years in Community Radio in the Yarra Valley. She retired from radio and began organising her move to Echuca with her husband, Giovanni. In November 2016 she Jacey a stroke, which caused a loss of speech. Jacey has been working hard to get her speech back.
Two years ago Jacey began training as a Presenter at EMFM, working weekly with Jimbo, Roger and Maree. She learnt how to use the desk again and re-learned all the skills that used to come so easily to her. Four programs were recorded and edited by Roger. They went to air each week on a Tuesday night. Slowly her speech was improving.
Shortly before Covid epidemic she went live to air from 11am – 12pm on Friday, after Ron’s Out and About. We were all so proud of her.
With changes to programming we now hear Jacey on air for 2 hours from 10am – 12noon Tuesdays with “On With Jacey.” Be amazed at what she has achieved.
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!