Meet the Team
Please meet the 2023 Show Radio Team who are currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Radio and Podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School.
Monica ReidShow Radio 2023
Monica is a passionate creative and has always loved the power of audio for connection. Having worked mainly as an actor and makeup artist she loves seeing beauty in the world. She is fascinated by the world of audio, having found a love for it through the Melbourne lockdown of 2020. Appreciating the connection and sense of company it created. She has a passion for creativity and organization and would like to work both as a broadcaster and producer, before one day starting her own podcast. Monica has traveled across India and Europe in an effort to find herself (if you find her, let us know). To describe her in one word; Monica is curious. So you’ll likely find her at the animal pavilion, watching chicken’s get blow waves.
Joey ZhouShow Radio 2023
Joey is a show radio host and producer. Joey has over 15 years of experience in television news media and as a voice artist. She loves sound media. Joey comes from China, she is lively and cheerful. This is her first time to attend the Easter Show. She is very excited and full of curiosity and expectation for the Easter Show. She's ready to share some of the fun and tasty activities of this year's Easter show, so if you see her at the show, you're welcome to say hi.
Sarah Kate YoungShow Radio 2023
Before turning her creative brain towards broadcasting, Sarah performed stand-up comedy around the country for more than ten years. With a background in writing that began age 7 with her award-winning poem, “My Mouse Died”, Sarah has gone on to write, produce and perform her unique style of darkly absurdist comedy shows at festivals in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane. A lover of stories, Sarah loves creating outstanding audio content for both commercial radio and podcasting.
Lisa KowalskiShow Radio 2023
Lisa Kowalski is a writer, actor, voice over artist and radio announcer. She began her career with the award winning short film The Last Cherry which she wrote, directed and performed in and was produced by Screen NSW and Metro Screen. In 2013, Lisa’s comedy duo group TALLEST poppies were nominated as finalists in the New Media category at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. The series was later optioned as a TV pilot by Highwire Films. Lisa also wrote and starred in an original digital series for MTV Australia titled ‘Shitty Interns’. In 2018 she was shortlisted for the ‘Smart For A Girl’ initiative founded by Screen Australia for her original pilot ‘Boy/Friend In A Bottle’. Her acting credits include the features Spin Out, The Black Balloon, Blinder as well as TV shows Rescue Special Ops and The Jesters and Mars 500. As a voice artist she has worked with brands such as Telstra, MTV, Nova, KIIS, i98FM, Perth FM and many more.
Dianne WellerShow Radio 2023
Dianne Weller comes from a story telling background from Theatre, Film, TV, Presenting, & Voice Over and is now extending those skills into Radio and Content Creation. She has worked for the past 25 years around the globe and wants desperately to go the Sydney’s Royal Easter Show to discover what this wonderful world has in store for you and her, from the events, produce, animals, food to the colourful characters and even more colourful stories that she will share with you as part of the Show Radio Team for 2023
Gareth ThomsonShow Radio 2023
Gareth comes to Show Radio with a background in the performing arts. His comedy musical Schapelle, Schapelle won the Blair Milan Tour Prize and enjoyed a national tour before he turned his hand to broadcasting. Gareth has played the role of a reporter across multiple productions, so looks forward to doing it IRL. Look for Gareth down at the woodchop arena, dreaming of an alternate career where he can justify wearing flannel daily.
Genevieve EngelhardtShow Radio 2023
Since graduating from Journalism studies in 2001, Genevieve worked in community radio, government administration and print media prior to leaving Australia to travel extensively. She has lived in Asia, Europe, the Americas and is passionate about language and cultural diversity. Prior to returning to her homeland, Australia, Genevieve was working as a radio presenter and newsreader in rural South Africa.
Alana Calvert2023 Show Radio
Alana has worked as a print and digital journalist and editor for nearly a decade in newsrooms in rural Queensland, regional NSW and in the heart of Sydney. She is studying a postgraduate in radio to both up-skill as a storyteller and to better serve regional communities.
Misty FisherShow Radio 2023
Misty is from Grafton in northern NSW. She is thrilled to be a part of AFTRS Radio and Podcasting, and in the 2023 Show Radio crew. With a background in theatre, music and community radio she has always loved sharing stories. Misty is also humbled and excited to have just secured the role of breakfast presenter on her local radio station!
Dylan CapleShow Radio 2023
Dylan joins Show Radio with 5 years of experience in community radio, first starting when he was 14. Quickly finding his passion for the industry, Dylan now works for a major commercial broadcaster in the Promotions department, all while studying at AFTRS. Dylan hopes to gain even more skills and transition into commercial radio.
Zackery BlankShow Radio 2023
You'll hear Zackery around Show Radio singing: "I've been to Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo Tocapillo, Baranquilla, and Perdilla, I've been everywhere, man I've been everywhere, man Crossed the deserts bare, man I've breathed the mountain air, man Of travel I've had my share, man I've been everywhere"
Joshua PierceShow Radio 2023
You'll hear Joshua around Show Radio singing: "I've been to Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana Monterey, Faraday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa Tennessee to Tennesse Chicopee, Spirit Lake Grand Lake, Devils Lake, Crater Lake, for Pete's sake I've been everywhere, man I've been everywhere, man Crossed the desert's bare, man I've breathed the mountain air, man Of travel I've had my share, man I've been everywhere"
Alfie Laguzza2023 Show Radio
You'll hear Alfie on Show Radio singing "Oh it's-a lonesome away from your kindred and all By the campfire at night we'll hear the wild dingoes call But there's-a nothing so lonesome, morbid or drear Than to stand in the bar of a pub with no beer"
Matthew McDonaldShow Radio 2023
You'll hear Matthew at Show Radio singing "I've been to Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelburg, Colorado Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, El Dorado Larimore, Atmore, Haverstraw, Chatanika Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City Sioux City, Cedar City, Dodge City, what a pity I've been everywhere, man I've been everywhere, man Crossed the desert's bare, man I've breathed the mountain air, man Of travel I've had my share, man I've been everywhere"
Harry HughesShow Radio 2023
I’m an experienced audio producer who’s grown up and lived in Sydney’s south all his life. I have been working as an Audio Producer for Nine Entertainment in their radio division since 2017 and I’m a freelance audio producer. I work with major brands and individuals producing their radio commercials, film sound design, and music production. I’m looking to expand my knowledge of the radio and podcasting industries and grow my experience in podcast sound design/production. I’m an avid photographer and lover of all things technology outside of work. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had some form of technology in my grasp, whether it be a camera or a computer. I also have a deep love for animals of all sizes, and have immensely enjoyed going to the Sydney Royal Easter Show in the past years.
Angela TjeuwShow Radio 2023
I have followed my heart into radio having spent the last twenty years as a doctor. I'm passionate about all things audio and sharing stories that build connection, compassion and communities. Outside of work, I love to sing (though there is often much protest about this at home) and I'm mum to two cheeky girls and a mud-loving Cavoodle called Charlie. You would most likely find me indulging in a hot scrumptious scone (or two) at the CWA tea room. I look forward to chatting with you!
Jonathan PearsonShow Radio 2023
My radio journey started at just 13 through Community radio in Adelaide, spending the next 10 years immersing myself in all thing’s audio. Moving into the finance world and to Sydney the dream was parked for a while. Despite juggling a full-time role and kids after a 20-year hiatus I am back to doing what I love, making audio. Passionate content creator, so happy to be joining the team and enjoying lots of cheese toasties throughout the broadcast.