‘Mu­sic junkie’ moves on from RTRFM

Guardian Express - - NEWS -

OUT­GO­ING RTRFM gen­eral man­ager Ja­son Cleary says the com­mu­nity broad­caster is well placed to deal with chal­lenges fac­ing ra­dio in the fu­ture.

Mr Cleary re­cently an­nounced he would be fin­ish­ing at the sta­tion be­fore the end of the year.

He said his de­ci­sion was not made lightly but would be a pos­i­tive step, en­abling him to fo­cus on his young fam­ily and take up an ex­cit­ing busi­ness op­por­tu­nity.

The Mt-Law­ley-based sta­tion is now on the search for a new gen­eral man­ager.

“It has been an im­mense plea­sure and priv­i­lege to lead RTRFM, a place that first made me aware of what mu­sic re­ally should sound like and a place that has been an oa­sis for a mu­sic junkie like my­self,” Mr Cleary said.

“There are many chal­lenges fac­ing ra­dio in the fu­ture, but I be­lieve RTRFM is well placed to weather what­ever is thrown at it, due to the ded­i­ca­tion and tal­ents of all the peo­ple in­volved.

“I will cer­tainly still be in­volved in the sta­tion wher­ever I can.”

RTRFM board of di­rec­tors chair­man Rewi Lyall said he wished Mr Cleary ev­ery suc­cess.

“Ja­son has made some re­ally fan­tas­tic ad­vances for the sta­tion, and will leave know­ing that we are a sta­ble, sus­tain­able com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion,” Mr Lyall said.

“The board of RTRFM will be sad to see him leave the role, as I'm sure will all mem­bers.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d442193

Caitlin Nien­aber, Ja­son Cleary and Pe­ter Barr pre­pare for RTRFM’s Radiothon.

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