John has a long history in radio mainly on the production side of the industry, although his career path did not include time in radio but rather as an outsider closely associated with many radio personalities that did make their career in radio. Passionate about radio production, John has rekindled his interest by joining the volunteer staff at RPP and presenting music programmes on RPP +Plus as well as background production. Often working from home in his home recording studio with fellow presenter – Ron Deane who has presented the programme Opera Favourites on RPP for many years.
“Like many young people of my age, I came to classical music and opera in particular through my High School’s music programme and later through the Gilbert and Sullivan Society. I had singing lessons for years, but soon realised that I would never make a living out of singing. I did sing with the chorus of Australian Opera and with the West Australian G&S Society. I fell in love with the sound of the human voice and began collecting records and now have several thousand LP’s, CDs and DVDs. My other great musical loves include Beethoven, Mozart, Mahler, Sibelius, Schubert and Elgar and I conduct a local Men’s Choir.” Ron has presented Opera Favourites on RPP for many years (currently nearly 500 episodes) every Wednesday at 1.00pm.