The Radio Mansfield family is saddened to advise the passing on January 12 of our much loved presenter, Brendan Dalton.

Brendan was born in Dublin. He was proudly Irish…and it was his love of Irish music that led him to become a presenter at Radio Mansfield in 2005.

Many listeners will remember his weekly show, “Celtic Journey” which he presented until 2018.

In that year, with reluctance, he retired from the radio to move closer to Melbourne where he could receive ongoing medical treatment.

He will be loved and remembered by many, and the Radio Mansfield family extend their sincere condolences to his wife, Pauline and his family.

Rest in peace Brendan

Sithshiorruidh do d’ anam

[“Eternal Peace to your soul” in the Erse / Gaelic language]

Radio Mansfield is a volunteer run community radio station.

This means every presenter featured here over the last few months (including those not yet featured, and others working behind the scenes) is one of our fabulous volunteers.

Radio Mansfield would like to extend a huge thank you to our volunteers - we couldn't be prouder of the contribution each and every one makes to ensuring we stay on air. We certainly could not do it without their commitment and enthusiasm.

If you are interested in volunteering with us (either on air or off air), please head to the "get involved" page for further information. We would love to hear from you.

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Having been on air for just over six months, Simone Boyd loves the fact that music has the power to elicit memories of people, places and events. She feels it is a privilege to be able to transport listeners back to the fabulous 1980's.

So Simone, if you could only play one artist during your program, who would it be and why?

It would definitely be a toss up between INXS and Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen's songs are rich in rhythm and emotion, and he is such a gifted story teller. However, in the end, I think INXS would win the battle. A classic Australian band whose music is truly timeless. Having seen them in concert at Festival Hall as a teenager; their energy, talent and charisma is second to none.

You can listen to Simone every Tuesday afternoon from 4pm - 6pm as she presents her program "Big hair and leg warmers with a twist".

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A very warm welcome to one of our newest presenters Murray Wallace. Murray's motivation to be a part of the Radio Mansfield team stems from a desire to be a part of the community and perhaps make a difference.

Tell us Murray, what was the first album you bought?

Please please me by the Beatles.

And the first concert you attended?

The Bay City Rollers.

Murray is one of the hosts of "The MaN show". On air every alternate Saturday from 12pm - 2pm commencing September 9th, 2023.

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Meet Lyn Holland - one of our very important "fill in" presenters. You may hear Lyn's voice when one of our regular hosts is unable to be on air. Lyn has been gracing the airwaves "on and off" since 2008 and enjoys sharing music that people may not hear otherwise.

Tell us Lyn, if you could invite three artist (dead or alive) to a BBQ, who would they be and why?

1. Fred Smith - Great Australian story teller and song writer with awesome life experience.

2. Roy Orbison - That voice!!!!!!!

3. Leonard Cohen - Great poetry and vast life experience. Would make great conversation and could probably flip burgers too.

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Introducing Mike Fisher - your co-host of "Greg Wilder's The Long Road". On air with Geoff Pitt every Tuesday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm. Like Geoff, Mike joined Radio Mansfield in January 2023 and enjoys discovering new artists to bring you each week.

So Mike, if you could invite three artists (dead or alive) to a BBQ, who would they be and why?

1. BB King

2. Charlie Watts

3. King Curtis

Because then I would have an unbelievable band!

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Meet the passionate Blue's devotee Geoff Pitt - one half of the team who bring you "Greg Wilder's The Long Road" every Tuesday afternoon between 1pm and 4pm. Geoff joined Radio Mansfield in January 2023, out of a desire to keep the late Greg Wilder's legacy alive. Geoff loves the Blues, enjoys having listeners tune in each week along with the banter and laughs he has with his co-presenter Mike.

Tell us Geoff, if you could invite three artists (dead or alive) to a BBQ, who would they be and why?

1. Walter Trout - he has been playing the Blues for 56 years!

2. Mark Knofler - his music (Dire Straits) was my saviour during the 80's. Also, he hails from NE England.

3. Ian Gillian - Lead singer of Deep Purple to ask him how he screams in key.

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Say hello to the very fun Linda T - presenter of "Living in the 70's with Linda T" (Wednesday evenings from 5pm - 8pm) and "Thursday throwback" with Kathy O (Thursday mornings from 7am - 9am). Linda has been on air since 2016 and is motivated by playing 70's music for the listeners and simply making one person happy by playing a song that brings back memories for them.

So Linda, if you could invite three artists (dead or alive) to a BBQ, who would they be and why?

1. Elvis Presley!! To offer myself as his dessert (ha, ha!) 😉😂. Would love to sing with him!

2. Mick Jagger!! To dance and get stoned and sing with him.

3. Bob Dylan!! To sit and just listen to him sing and have a gin and tonic with him!!

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Introducing Tony Froud - presenter of two programs early in the week, Monday Lunchbox (Monday 12pm - 2pm) and Jokers Wild (Tuesday 9am - 11am). Tony has had two stints on air at Radio Mansfield - the first from 2009 until 2014, and the second from December 2021 until today (and beyond we hope, Tony!)

Tell us Tony, if you could invite three artists (dead or alive) to a BBQ, who would they be and why?

1. Buddy Holly. Because in 1959 my 'crowd' were all a lot younger and we were devastated by his premature death. It would be a chance to talk to him and show him how his music shaped rock over the years.

2. Dolly Parton. Because not only is she a great singer - she would be the life and soul of the party!

3. My father. A classical musician, talented on many instruments and trained in the British military. He disliked Rock n' Roll intensely! A chance to show him modern music isn't so bad. He died in 1963.

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Introducing the lovely Liz Duncan - presenter of our Thursday afternoon program "Anything goes". Whilst Liz describes herself as a "novice" to the radio game, having been on air just shy of 12 months, her program offers such diversity in music (and is always a bit of fun too). We hope she will continue to grace our air waves for many years to come.

Tell us Liz, what was the first concert you attended?

This was not a concert but as a 14 years old I thought it was better - 'wagged' school with a classmate and took the train to Melbourne to see the Bay City Rollers on their hotel balcony. We were all on the news that night!

Tune in to Liz Duncan and her program "Anything Goes" every Thursday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm. You’ll be entertained with a selection of great music, episodes of favourites such as that feathered crime fighter "Chicken Man" and "Frivolous Fun Facts" each week. Need more? In conjunction with the Mansfield Courier and sponsored by Bertallis Bakery, the winner of the birthday wheel will also be announced during the show. A fun filled program not to be missed.

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