El­len­brook res­i­dents hit air­waves for lo­cal sport

Ellenbrook Advocate - - FRONT PAGE -

THREE El­len­book res­i­dents have taken over the air­waves of Ra­dio VCA 88.5fm and are chat­ting ev­ery­thing sports.

The new weekly show In The Sheds with Alby, Brucey and Donny is broad­cast ev­ery Wed­nes­day, with the three pre­sen­ters invit­ing lo­cal sports stars and sports ban­ter into the homes of peo­ple around El­len­brook and the Swan Val­ley.

The volunteers are new to ra­dio, but said the past nine shows had been a new and ex­cit­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for them.

Alan “Alby” Page said the trio had also set up a pod­cast for lis­ten­ers and a Face­book and Twit­ter page, which was up­dated ev­ery day with new con­tent.

He said he al­ways had an in­ter­est in ra­dio and had loved the ex­pe­ri­ence so far.

“I had wanted to do it for awhile, I’ve al­ways had an in­ter­est in ra­dio,” he said.

“We’ve only just started and are still learn­ing things, but it’s def­i­nitely some­thing I would love to do as a job.”

The show cov­ers lo­cal sport, but touches on sport around Aus­tralia as well.

“We’ve been get­ting a great re­sponse from lo­cal clubs in­clud­ing Swan Val­ley Foot­ball Club, Swan Val­ley Cricket Club, El­len­brook

Eels, El­len­brook Rab­bitohs, El­len­brook Rangers, El­len­brook United, El­len­brook Rovers and even the El­len­brook Speed­way,” he said.

“We have a cou­ple of favourite seg­ments as well which in­cludes the Con­tro­versy Corner where we touch on top­ics in state and na­tional sport, the Blow Torch where we put the heat

on cer­tain sport­ing teams or icons, and our favourite, Get around ‘Em where we pro­mote great sport­ing achieve­ments or self­less acts in the sport­ing world.”

Fel­low pre­sen­ter Donny Bell said be­ing on ra­dio for a sports fa­natic was a dream.

“I’ve al­ways been a sport nut and the hav­ing the chance to talk about it on

ra­dio with two mates is a dream,” he said. “It’s been fan­tas­tic and it’s ac­tu­ally a bit de­press­ing when I have to go to my ev­ery­day job.”

In The Sheds with Alby, Brucey and Donny is on ev­ery Wed­nes­day night from 6.30 to 8.30 on VCA 88.5fm.

Keep up to date with the trio on their Face­book page or on twit­ter @thesheds885.

Sport en­thu­si­asts Alby, Donny and Brucey in the stu­dio at Ra­dio VCA 88.5fm.

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