MEET THE TEAM

Brenton Larney

Hi I’m Brenton! I love all things music. Usually, you would see me at a gig with friends but in lockdown, you can find me watching live streams of my favourite bands. 

Camille Thomson

Camille is a science communicator and podcaster who is passionate about keeping science topics in the news. She is hoping to improve her skills with current affairs and find out more about the people around AFTRS and what they are passionate about. 

Charles Goodsir

Charles has studied a Bachelor of Communications majoring in social/political sciences and Journalism at UTS and has worked for The Sydney Morning and the NEAFL as a journalist. Charles currently works as a commentator for sports broadcaster Cluch and Cluch Rugby and is an avid sportsman himself, playing AFL and cricket in his spare time.  

Charles Hearn-Sarchfield

Charles is a proud classmate of the Diploma in Radio Part-Time Year 1 2021 cohort, over the past two years since leaving school he studied two TAFE courses at Ultimo and fell in love with radio and found his lifelong passion in media. Charles is an inspiring announce, producer and digital content producer and can’t wait for his next two weeks on AFTRS FM!

Charlie Meller

Charlie is a radio producer, presenter and news reader. He loves audio in all forms, from podcast, to audiobook to live radio. Charlie has worked at 2SER in Sydney, and has experience crafting audio fiction as well as complex station imaging and audio features. 

Erielle Sudario

Erielle Sudario has 4 years of journalism underneath her belt as she worked with Western Sydney University, SBS Radio, and 2SER and has work published in The Australian and other independent sites. She is passionate in covering stories that involve her local community in Western Sydney, the Filipino diaspora, youth issues, and politics.

Catch her on the first week of The Breakdown from 5 PM weekdays and Eri and Lachie on week 2 from 7 AM – 9 AM. 

Fenella Jamieson

Fenella is on the digital content and podcast team at AFTRS FM and is looking forward to help tell all the stories that matter to students and teachers. She is especially excited to engage with people throughout look down and provide a bit of fun content to brighten your day.  

Frazer Johnson

Frazer is a budding audio producer. Before pursuing a career as an audio producer, Frazer studied Political Science, worked on a dairy farm, dropped out of Law School, picked blueberries, and shovelled mulch on a permaculture farm. He’s a work in progress, but if you ask him what he was born to do, he’ll tell you that it was to herd sheep in the highlands of Ethiopia. 
 
In the future, he plans to produce work that inspires openness and curiosity. 

Grace Rouvray

Grace is a post-producer, actor, voice over artist, writer and comedian. Creator/writer of Netflix series 600 BOTTLES OF WINE, Grace has a love of comedy within relatability.  As a recipient of the Celsius Grant for new work in conjunction with Hothouse Theatre, in February 2021 Grace wrote her first play, THE PLAN (AND OTHER PLANS)

As part of the team at AFTRS FM Grace will be chatting live on-air Saturday mornings and bringing you your daily podcasts. 

Helena Elis

Helena is from Sydney, Australia. She is currently a touring DJ and Co-Host on The Edge 96.1FM’s nightly hip hop show “K Sera & The Dirty Dozen”. Helena aspires to continue her path further in music and radio, merging her two passions into one. Keep up to date with Helena on @djhelenaellis  

Lachlan Brickley

Lachie grew up on the Far South Coast of NSW. He spent some time Melbourne, but the weather has brought him back to Sydney. He loves to make people laugh, even though most of the time it’s just him laughing. 

Catch him in the mornings during week 1 and join Eri & Lachie for breaky in week 2! 

Maybelle Lin

Maybelle has a history in content creation, copywriting, and editing. With a client history including RSPCA NSW, TAFE, as well as a range of print and digital media, she is now moving into the radio and podcast field. In her spare time, she melts back into her nerdy self, thanks to a keen interest in fiction books, table-top games and corporate philanthropy. 

Megan Hui

Megan has had a passion for radio since she was a child when she’d re-record the 2SM intro over the top of old cassette tapes, it was this that sparked her love of radio broadcasting. Fast-forward to the present day, and Megan found herself landing a gig at regional radio station, C91.3FM in Promotions and Digital Content creation. Megan is super excited to create relatable content, bringing awareness to nationwide issues that matter to the creatives of the future!

Melissa Maltby

Mel Maltby is a part of the AFTRS Graduate Diploma in Radio Part-Time Year 1 class. After beginning her career in radio by studying two radio broadcasting certificates at TAFE, landing a role on the street team for KIIS FM, and completing a three-month podcast internship, Mel thought it was time to hit the big leagues and enrol at AFTRS. She is excited to step out of her comfort zone during the AFTRS FM broadcast and immerse herself in the realm of news and current affairs.  

Natalie Agius

Hi, I am Natalie, but I usually go by Nat, I have been in community radio for about 3 years at a station in Blacktown SRW999. I love music, gaming, movies, tv shows and all things pop culture. I am an Indigenous Darug and Wiradjuri woman from my mum’s side and Maltese on my dad’s. I love having a yarn and cannot wait to bring AFTRS FM your way!  

Olivia Hill

Olivia, affectionately known as Lu, is a radio host specialising in Current affair, music and Arts News. You can often find her in Wollongong with her band Tawny Port. She loves Indie Music and is looking forward to discovering new artists!

You can catch her on Breakfast with Charles in Week 1 and Arvo’s in Week 2. 

Owen Davies

Owen Davies – Born in Swansea, Wales, growing in Melbourne, and now residing in Sydney – Owen has been around – and he WILL tell you about it. After a past life in marketing and advertising, Owen is keen to use those storytelling skills through video content and on air. His main purpose is to make people laugh and brighten up their day. 

Patrick Rees

Paddy is an inspiring entertainer and sports broadcaster down in Wollongong. When it comes to news, he’ll show you his passion for it through comedy and simplistic views.

You can listen to Paddy and Owen from the 30th of August on drive from 3pm on AFTRS FM.  

Rebekah Wagstaff

Born and raised in Sydney, Bek is an aspiring producer and announcer who loves all things live music. When she’s not spending the weekend in Manly, her favourite place she’s working on her podcast – Owen, Bek & Lachie with her two mates. 

Rob Kaldor

Rob is pursuing his dream of making top notch audio at AFTRS or perhaps is just having a mid-life crisis. Working as marketing professional, Rob fell into podcasting by chance and has never looked back.  A father of 3 teenagers currently stuck at home, Rob is hoping to win the battle over Wi-fi when presenting his weekly news wrap-up with Sandy.

Samuel Maloney

Sam is passionate about all thing’s music, comedy and car racing when he’s not on air with AFTRS FM you can quite often catch him spinning laps down his local go-kart track. 

What makes AFTRS FM so exciting is that it’s a radio station dedicated to the school he loves you can catch him for your Arvo 1-3 weekdays 

Sandy Veduri

Sandya Grew up in India listening to a lot of stories, I always had a passion to be a storyteller. Currently working in IT, but also learning the art of an engaging audience through AFTRS. 

I still remember those exciting university days, funny conversations and working together in projects. AFTRS FM will bring the entertainment, News, and interesting topics. It’s a splendid chance to listen to all student journeys and stories too. I would like to bring my innovation and creativity to the show to make it blockbuster hit. 

Scott Leek

Scott is a performer/voice over artist; having completed the BFA (Theatre Practice) Acting at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2015, and is an emerging radio announcer/producer, completing a Graduate Diploma in Radio at AFTRS in 2021.

Catch Scott for the morning news shift; producing bulletins that matter to the AFTRS community. 

Thomas Denham

Tom Denham is a lover of coffee, the indie Australian music scene and is an avid podcast connoisseur. He is the brains behind the fiction podcast The Glam Gizmo and conversation podcast Tom Denham’s Dream Machine.

Tom is eager to share his critical thinking and insights during the morning program and the Down The Rabbit Hole podcast. 

Thomas Reeve

Tom Reeve loves everything music. Originally hailing from the city of churches (Adelaide for those playing from home), Tom is an experienced radio jocky, having hosting his own show for three years on Fresh 92.7. He’s going to be trying his hand at News Reading and Production throughout AFTRS FM.