Lyn first became interested in radio after attending and participating in 2 children’s programs run by radio station 3DB. Among her favourite radio shows at the time were ‘Dad & Dave’, and ‘Yes, What?’ In later years, after joining Toastmasters, Lyn was interviewed about the organization on 3 community stations including 98.1. Doing these sparked her interest in community radio, and the thought that when retired, she would take a closer look.
In 2006, Radio Eastern FM 98.1 ran an ad, giving a number to contact if ‘you were a person who liked people, had a good music collection and an interest in the community’. Lyn rang the number, and recognized that Bob Toll was the voice on the other end of the phone. He said that the station was looking for Presenters and would she be interested. Lyn knew then that this was the right time even though she was still working; some things are meant to be! She began training in late June 2006, and her first on-air program was on 1/1/2007.
Lyn really enjoys preparing her programs, sharing her music with the listeners, and being part of the Radio Eastern family.
Station involvement has also escalated to ‘behind the scenes’; as VP of the Committee of Management, plus coordinating and being a ‘hands-on’ member of the Production team, and a member of the Program Sub Committee.
Lyn has a broad taste in music: jazz and swing, a little country, 50’s, right up to some of today’s songs. If you can hum the tune, and it has a good beat, that’s music!