Radio chief changes frequency
RTRFM’s general manager Stu MacLeod has stood down to join the Fairbridge Festival.
The White Gum Valley resident has spent three years at the helm of the Mt Lawley-based community radio station and is a longterm fixture of the Perth music scene with his band Eskimo Joe.
He will finish up on November 16 to become general manager of FolkWorld, the not-for-profit organisation behind Fairbridge.
“It’s bittersweet; I put a lot of my life into this place and we’ve seen some real challenges, which we’ve overcome with the help of an amazing team of dedicated people,” he said.
Mr MacLeod said RTRFM’s annual Radiothon fundraiser, which raises more than a third of the community station’s operating income, had been one of his favourite moments.
“One of my proudest moments of Radiothon was shifting the message to come and join us, become one of the family,” he said.
“It became more of a time to come together and share stories and that really resonated.”
Mr MacLeod said the future of RTRFM involved the station going into the community.
“We need to get young people interested in the radio again, we need to make it clear what community radio has to offer; it’s an unlimited source of knowledge and inspiration,” he said.
RTRFM chairman Rewi Lyall acknowledged Mr MacLeod’s hard work during