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Join Russ Monday through Thursday, and let Wayne take you into the weekend on Fridays with a delightful mix of tunes that’s sure to ease you into the afternoon! Kick back and enjoy a diverse playlist curated to lift your spirits and make your afternoons more enjoyable.

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21 Feb 2024, 11:59am

21 Feb 2024, 11:59am Easy Listening Afternoon

Bio


Russ Walkington

Greetings! I’m Russ Walkington. I was born in Sydney just after Marconi introduced “The Wireless.” My radio journey has weathered the transitions from AM to Top Forty and Talkback, and today, you can still catch me on 89.3 FM. Blessed with a wonderful family of 5 kids and 7 grandkids, they call me their “Antique Record Player.”

Apart from radio, I’ve always had a passion for talking, leading me to found Toastmasters Clubs in Australia, and also a member of the Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club, though I’m still patiently waiting for someone to ask me to play!

One of the most unique aspects of my journey is the time I spent teaching a Grasshopper to talk, and remarkably, he paid my rent for 25 years!

I love the easy soft rock of the Eagles, and I can’t get enough of the Smooth Jazz that 4CRB plays on Monday nights. But beyond the music, what truly makes it all worthwhile is the listeners. There’s nothing quite like receiving feedback from them, knowing that they genuinely enjoy what we do. It’s the connection with our audience that makes this journey so fulfilling.

Wayne Lieberman

G’day I’m Wayne Lieberman.

In 2010, I began a fulfilling journey with 4CRB as a volunteer, initially contributing to the Local News segment by crafting news bulletins alongside a remarkable team. Our modest newsroom, led by Russ Walkington, comprised two dedicated journalists, including a visually impaired colleague and her guide dog Ebony. Over the years, our team has grown to six talented volunteer journalists and readers, broadcasting bulletins six days a week. New technology has allowed us to enhance our efficiency, broadcast early breakfast bulletins from home and stay in bed a little longer. As the go-to urgent backup, I ensure that our listeners receive uninterrupted local news bulletins, thanks to the best technology available to the news team.

Beyond the newsroom, my involvement extends to training Volunteer Announcers and hosting talkback programs – two musical gigs, “Friday Get Together” and “Saturday Breakfast – KickStart your Saturday,” I contribute wherever needed, embracing various aspects of the station’s operations.

Outside the radio world, my heart belongs to tennis, and, more recently, Pickleball. When it comes to satisfying my palate, Asian stir fry paired with a cold black ale tops the list.

Above all, my love for 4CRB is rooted in the opportunity it provides us to serve and entertain the community through music, talkback, local news, and Gospel messaging.

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