Ardin Beech is the 2BS Breakfast host. Almost classified a local, Ardin has been in Bathurst since 1997, after spending most of his teenage years in Bolivia. Ardin returned to Bathurst to complete an Advertising Degree at Charles Sturt University in 2000, and worked as a retail manager locally for many years after that. Joining Bathurst Broadcasters in 2010, he started writing copy for clients as a Marketing Assistant and soon moved into presenter duties on both 99.3 B-Rock FM and 1503 2BS Gold. He has been nominated for 5 Commercial Radio Australia Awards but is yet to win one! Ardin’s experiences growing up in Bolivia can be read on his blog – MK Tales. Email Ardin
You’ll hear Sarah on Talk of the Town, 3pm-6pm, Mon-Thu. She’s a Wagga girl who finished off her Communications degree in Commercial Radio at Charles Sturt University last year. Originally Sarah wasn’t all that keen to be on the air; joining 2BS as the resident Journalist. However a little coaxing from Phil and Janeen (and the realisation of how much she actually talks) got her into it and she wouldn’t look back. Email Sarah
Janeen started her radio career with 2DayFM when they first kicked off in the heady days of FM radio in Sydney. Some thirty years later it remains her first love. Janeen has worked in all aspects of the business from sales, promotion, copywriting and news to on air announcing. Janeen has also had the privilege of mentoring a number of Charles Sturt University communication students who have subsequently gone on to high profile media careers. She has always maintained that radio is the most fun one can have with their clothes on. When asked what she particularly likes about the medium she will talk about the joy of hearing the stories of others and isn’t ashamed to admit her love of local, state and national politics. Janeen has won several commercial radio awards, including Best On Air Presenter – 2009, Best on Air Team with Pete Harrison for Fishy Friday 2009, & Best Community Service Project – Bessie Fitzpatrick Fundraising Appeal. Email Janeen
Pete has lived for most of his life in the Central West of New South Wales and loves the life, the people and the food and wine of the region. Pete got his introduction to Bathurst life while studying at Mitchell college (now Charles Sturt University) Pete then went into the corporate world working in Sydney in the computer industry before moving to London and working and travelling from there. On returning to Australia Pete came back to Bathurst and operated Zieglers’ Café (now The Hub) on Keppel Street. Pete discovered the power of radio advertising to promote the café and it was while he was in at the station voicing an add that it was suggested that he could sit in on one of the radio shows. Pete began filling in on afternoons while at the same time starting his coffee roasting company “Fish River Roasters”. It was during this time that Pete teamed up with Janeen Hosemans for the “Fishy Friday” program. Pete won an ACRA award with Janeen Hosemans for best on air team for “Fishy Friday” in 2009. Pete now co-hosts Bangers and Mash with Janeen on Friday afternoons.
Dominic is a local whose family is well known through the Bathurst region with his Grandfather Max Ingersole once running a music shop in the front half of the 109 George Street studios which is now our Reception and 2BS studio area. Dominic studied Theatre/Media at Charles Sturt University and joined the 2BS/B-ROCK team while wrapping up his studies. Dom takes care of all the technical aspects of the station looking after the computers and the transmitters but once a week he likes to put down his soldering iron to sit in the chair to anchor the Hump Day show with local historian Christopher Morgan.
Starting his on air career in the winter months of 2016, Patty is one of the newest members to the 2BS Gold team. What began as a week of holiday work experience has now led him to become the announcer on Saturday morning’s “Weekend Wireless”. Initially content with just reading news bulletins, through the guidance of industry professionals such as Janeen Hosemans, Phil Cole and Benny Hope, in less than six months he had the skills required to become an on-air announcer. Patty is young, passionate and excited to be a part of the 2BS team.
Bronwyn is our extrovert – born in Darwin, she spent her formative years in Gapuwiyak, a small Aboriginal community in the Arnhem Land, moving to Dubbo in time to start school. She too is a graduate of Charles Sturt University, but with a Diploma of Teaching, not Communications! Bron has worked with us since 2014 as a Marketing Consultant, but like so many who come through our doors, she soon broadened her talents and ventured on-air both on 2BS and during live broadcasts on B-Rock. She is now the voice on our Sunday Session between 7pm and 8pm.
General Manager since 1999, Phil joined the 2BS team in 1977 as a Technical Trainee and in December 2007 Phil celebrated 30 years with Bathurst Broadcasters. Programming became Phil’s passion and he spent his first two decades in radio as an Announcer, Journalist, Music Director and Program Director before taking on the role of Station Manager. Phil’s Commercial Radio Award wins include; “Best Program Director” (1991, 1996), “Best Sports Presenter” (1995, 1998, 2000, 2002), “Best Sports Event Coverage” (1991, 1992, 2000, 2001 and 2005 for events at Mount Panorama), “Brian White Memorial Award” (2002) and “Best Music Special” (1996). Phil was the recipient of a Keith Graham Scholarship to study Organisational Communication (Graduate Certificate) at Charles Sturt University and Phil won the Keith Esson Regional Media Award at the 2006 Cycling Australia Media Awards for a “Friday Free For All” special on the “Tour de France” that featured Bathurst cyclist Mark Renshaw. Phil is the 2BS Race Team anchor for motorsport broadcasts at Mount Panorama (the team were finalists in the 2010 Best Sports Event Coverage category of the Commercial Radio Awards). He is also a passionate observer and reporter on the performances Bathurst’s football teams. Phil’s other interests include being a singer / songwriter and in his spare time he races road and track with Bathurst Cycle Club. Email Phil