MEET THE TEAM

Adair Sheppard

Adair is into all things audio-storytelling. She is currently the host and editor of Post: News in Five, a daily news podcast from The Saturday Paper and LiSTNR. Before pursuing a career in audio, Adair studied Linguistics at Sydney University and interned at the Macquarie dictionary. As a result, she loves a deep dive and getting really into the weeds with research. She’s keen to lose herself down some current affairs rabbit-holes for AFTRS FM – tune in to go along for the ride! 

Liam Coffey

Liam is an on-air/podcast presenter and producer with previous experience, including a Certificate IV and Diploma of Screen and Media with a focus on radio. Liam has been awarded the Selwyn Speight Scholarship for Radio Excellence and is currently interning with ABC.

Simon Beaton

Simon is a content creator with a passion for sharing the authentic stories of others through audio. Having produced and presented the current affairs program for Perth radio station, RTRFM, Simon is here to find and share the stories and news important to the AFTRS community. 

Emily Waterson

Emily is about as curious as they come. With interests spanning all the way from snorkelling to social justice, Em is ready to put on her fins and dive deep into any topic. Having a background in Theatre, and knowing her way ’round an instrument or two, makes AFTRS FM right down Emily’s alley. She is most excited to get on the ground and hear what’s on the minds of her peers and neighbours on campus.

Annaliese Russell

Annaliese is a Commercially Trained Radio Presenter and producer. She is a bubbly and outgoing with a strong drive. After completing a Bachelors Degree in Communications, Majoring in Radio at Charles Sturt University she went on to be the Executive Producer of the Breakfast show ‘Jade, Straney and Trav’ on Wave FM. Annaliese is also passionate about pop culture and music- running a podcast all about Australian Music Artist called ‘The Breaking Through Podcast’.

Nathan Turner

Nathan is an aspiring radio enthusiast. Growing up in Wollongong, Nathan fell in love with the industry when he worked for i98fm’s ‘Street Fleet’ and has since grown to become more interested and involved in all things radio. Nathan has a sport-sensed mind and is passionate about football and rugby league on a local, national and International level. In his spare time you can find him on a football pitch or on the sidelines reporting on local matches. He aspires to work behind the mic in a commercial radio station and have a side hustle of sports commentary and analysis of the weeks round of sport.

Angela Tjeuw

Angela is following her heart into radio having spent the last 20 years as a doctor. She is passionate about all things audio and creating stories that build connection, compassion and communities. Angela recently started an internship at 2GB which has helped further her interest in news and current affairs. Angela is also mum to two cheeky girls and a mud-loving Cavoodle called Charlie.  

Campbell Moore

My first foray into the world of radio began when I first started at my university’s student radio, creating a show entirely based around biscuits. I quickly found a passion for radio and loved the excitement of live broadcasts. Based in Newcastle, I have worked on producing and presenting my own radio programs for last 3 years, with a focus on another of my passions, the local Newcastle music scene. I work as a freelance podcast editor, sound producer and audio engineer. In my spare time I enjoy playing my piano, listening to records, and going to live gigs.

Harry Hughes

Harry has a passion for all things audio. He has been working in the Australian Commercial Radio industry since 2017 at Nine Radio as an Audio Producer, and more recently at ARN as Content Assistant within iHeartRadio.  

Harry loves his podcasts (both consuming and producing), he is an avid listener of the Hamish and Andy Podcast, The Distractable Podcast, but loves anything with a good story or sound design. Harry is currently producing Sydney Untold – a podcast about uncovering the hidden locations within Sydney and uncovering their history and intrigue. He also hosted a technology news podcast with his friend Andrew back in 2018 called The Tech-Sphere. 

Jonathan Pearson

Jonathan first sat in front of a microphone when he was just 13, hosting a Community Radio midnight to dawn weekend shift. He spent the next 10 years immersing himself in all thing’s audio taking up various roles with the organisation. 

Moving to Sydney he decided to pack up the microphone and crunch numbers instead in the finance world. Jonathan and his wife have two young children and when he is not sitting behind a spreadsheet, he can be found at the ski slopes in winter, a passion his daughter shares. 

Despite juggling a full-time role and kids, after a 20-year hiatus he is back doing what he loves most, making audio. 

Keegan Brown

With 2 years in community radio south of Sydney at 2SSR 99.7FM, a passion for making people laugh & recently a small dabble into the world of commercial radio at SCA, Keegan is well equipt to ensure you enjoy a wild ride during your listening experience.

‘A scenic journey in a car with broken suspension and a full tank of fuel’ is his motto when bringing content to your ears. Whether news is breaking from Darwin, to Dubbo or the downstairs AFTRS cafe, he’s all over it.

Kiana Harvey

Kiana is a producer currently working at KIIS 1065, specialising in promotional activity with a background in both radio and television broadcasting.

Charismatic and with a knack for social trends, she loves to immerse herself in all things entertainment and social gossip and is looking forward to putting this knowledge into practice to resonate with the AFTRS audiences. As for AFTRS Radio, she is most looking forward to bringing the best in music and relatable content to the cohort of AFTRS!

Liam Achurch

Liam has grown up a fan for all things audio. From producing 2SER’s radio show ‘The Daily’, to DJ’ing for comedy nights across Sydney, Liam has a knack to make sure you stay entertained no matter how you’re listening to him.

Now studying at AFTRS to pursue his passion for radio, he is now putting his face behind a microphone to explore a broad range of current affairs and news with you. He might also be a little keen to show you what music he loves to listen to aswell.

Tristan Black

Tristan studied media and law at Macquarie University and has designed and coordinated programs in museums and cultural institutions for 11 years. As the current Head of Learning at Sydney’s Anzac Memorial, he has implemented his love of audio to create audio plays, virtual tours, and sound design for live theatre. Tristan is also an actor and voiceover artist. He’s always across what’s happening in local news and, as a true cinephile, he stays up to date with everything happening in film and entertainment.