Announcers

Tommy Kaye

Tommy, from Adelaide, South Australia is the Founder and Director of RadioKSA and the host of Six O'Clock Rock. He was a fan of radio and fell in love with music in the 60's when the Beatles came to town in 1964.

He spent his working life as an electronics engineer, but now as an accomplished and experienced announcer, MC and actor, who prefers to spend his time with his wife (an established painter/artist), along with his thousands of CD’s, LP’s and countless 45’s!

Six O'Clock Rock, a successful radio program in Adelaide, South Australia for almost 15 years, also became a popular dance attraction at many local venues. Tommy became the Patron of "Club Slick" part of the Down Syndrome Society as a result of his support for many groups catering to the disabled.

He started the RadioKSA concept in 2012, and invites you to enjoy the style of radio that changed his life, the 60's and 70's.

mailto:tommy@radioksa.com or go to, http://tommykayemccompere.blogspot.com.au

Steve Ellis

Steve hails from Broken Hill, New South Wales and now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. Steve's always had a love of music and radio, in fact from his earliest memories he had a crystal set radio which he listened to at night.

Steve loves his stints on-air and spends most of his time sifting thru his blues albums (and the station’s coffee selection!) His passion is listening to good music on radio stations, he’s done so since he can remember!

Steve's musical interests are very broad and include everything from country to heavy rock to Rockin Blues!     On other stations, he presented  shows, with music from the 60’s music to full-on rock!

On RadioKSA, Steve is heard Monday to Friday from 10pm, rockin the blues and Monday mornings ....  Yes! He’s up cooking up breakfast songs!

Jamie Redfern

The founding team member on Australia's legendary television phenomenon ‘Young Talent Time’, Jamie Redfern is enjoying a break now, but may be back on our airways one day!

Formerly Australian entertainment's most successful child entertainer, Jamie is regarded as a living legend, and has achieved many International accolades in his wonderful career.

As the King of Pop (1974) and three time winner of Australia's most popular record of the year award, Jamie was named by Elvis Presley and Sammy Davis Junior as the best child singer and performer in the world, Jamie says, “keep listening to RadioKSA”.

Jim G

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Jim G hopes you will find his program a little different. He is an advocate of the country rock genre and for many years he have been giving this music a voice for the good of the music and the musos who play it …. and for the enjoyment of the listeners.

He's been involved one way or another in the entertainment industry for the most part of his life as a musician [singer], songwriter, radio personality and, for a while, a voice-over man on television. He is proud to say that this career has kept him employed interstate and locally for some years. In the later years he has spent a great deal of time on community radio stations back home in Adelaide (South Australia).

Monday to Fridays, Jim brings you a mix of 50's and 60's rock and roll combined with some really hard driving country rock.  Then on weekends, he dons his cowboy boots and plays the best of Australian country rock, plus more! Jim intends to have much Australian content and as always, South Australian bands will be featured.

Jim is pleased to be part of this brand new station RadioKSA and looking forward to hearing from you. Look for Jim on Facebook.

Mike Parkes

The host of Kicking Country on RadioKSA, and with over 4 decades in the radio, television, and film industries, (including both sides of the camera and microphone), along with the press and i.t. in his background, Mike has a wealth of experience.

As radio (announcing, managing, programming, and news), plus dj, mc, and multi-media voice-over artist, Mike's passion for music has taken him across Australia and around the world.

You can contact Mike at facebook.com/kickingcountry or http://www.staraustralia.net

Clayton Bester

Clayton began his time in radio as one of the many volunteers at community radio station 5YYY-FM in Whyalla.   From test transmissions to a regular weekly program to a paid role as Station Coordinator, community radio was the perfect starting point.

Commercial radio beckoned starting at 5AU at Pt Augusta, then on to 6KA/6NW in Western Australia, back to SA with roles at 5CS Pt Pirie and ending up at 5CC Pt Lincoln for nearly a decade as the station’s Program Director.

After time in print/digital media, Clayton is now back on the airwaves at Flow Media Kapunda, community station BBBfm in the Barossa Valley, and now a welcome asset to the RadioKSA team.

Thursday nights on RadioKSA just wouldn’t be the same without Clayton’s smooth cool sounds. That goes all the way to his choice of the eighties tunes and his immaculate choice of live tracks, then you’ll love Clayton! .... we do!   Oh, and occasionally, you’ll catch him hosting Sunday brunch, from 7am.   You have been warned!


Allan Baird

Allan’s passion for radio started at a young age when as a teenager he was a regularly seen around Sydney radio stations 2GB, 2UW, 2SM and 2CH. For a while ran a “radio station” at his high school with mate Graham Mott, who after a successful career behind the microphone ended up at managing 3AW and Southern Cross Broadcasting. However, Allan followed a career in (IT) information technology which included overseas postings to Boston, Beijing and Singapore and resulting in his contribution to the profession being recognised in him being elected a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. The pursuit of his passion for radio wasn’t satisfied until much later when he became involved in community radio for almost 13 years as a drive and evening presenter. Now on RadioKSA, he presents Memories of Gold, reliving some of the best music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

Luke Lambert

Luke hosted his first radio show at age 15 while living in Victor Harbor and has since had over 20 years experience as an announcer, panellist, voice-over artist, and producer at various community radio stations in Adelaide.

He’s also a Bachelor of Media graduate and is currently active within the community as a trumpet/cornet player and singer.

Lambo loved his brekky show – The Wake Up Call – so in 2017, you will hear him waking you up on a Saturday morning!  


Mich

A Performing and Media Arts teacher, Michelle has been involved in various music pursuits, including singing and bands, and co-hosting on Jim G's Community radio show.

Michelle (is on a break for now) presented midday and some morning shows on RadioKSA.

All we can say is that the youth of today, will benefit from her style of teaching! Thanks Mich.

Jules (Julian Jarrett)

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Julian Jarrett (Jules) hails from Nottingham England and hopes you will find his show to your liking.

Always one that loves music Jules gradually drifted into the community radio scene some years ago through South Australian radio stations, PBA FM and Coast FM. Jules has always had shows based around British music and has brought his show to Radio KSA. Jules aims his shows to cater for different tastes by playing music from Reggae to Rock, New Romantics to Indie, Prog Rock to top male and female artists. He will also play new tracks from Australia and The UK.

Wednesday nights on Radio KSA between 8.00 and 10.00pm you will hear all styles of music on the British Beat, there should be something for everyone. Give it a listen you never know you may just like it!

Wally

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and now, the quiet one Kevin (Wally) Wallace. Kevin looks a bit like this, is another of the tech's we have supporting us. As well as his 'Music Shuffle', Kevin is also heard on a country radio station in the Barossa Valley. Occasionally and sometimes un-expectantly, Linda (his bride) appears on the show. Oh! He has Scottish background, so you may hear the odd bagpipe or even the odd, ‘The Bay City Roller’ song! (where’s ma whiskey!)