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 Fish 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.
Christopher Morgan is a local historian and owner of Abercrombie House. Chris was named Bathurst’s citizen of the year in 2015, the same year Bathurst celebrated it bicentenary. Chris has worked with the local historical society for a number of years.
George attends St Stanislaus College, Bathurst and is currently in year 11. George is a passionate singer, dancer and actor within the Central West and has been part of numerous musical productions with regional theatre companies and School productions. George has also been involved with local Eisteddfod’s and large scale regional and metropolitan performances including The Reliance Credit Union Carols by Candlelight, Australia Day/Bathurst Celebrations, Performance at Parliament House Sydney and the Canberra Area Theatre Awards. George has always had a keen interest in radio and has been active with 2BS and B-Rock since 2012. George commenced his radio career doing musical theatre critiques and more recently has done a regional roundup report. In 2017 George completed work experience with Bathurst Broadcasters, specifically in the newsroom and this landed George the job of Weekend Wireless Presenter.
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