Broadcaster

I am a presenter and producer of classical music radio.

My current station

On air at 98.7 WFMT Chicago.

I work for 98.7 WFMT Chicago: you can hear me on air Sundays 12pm-5pm, as well as occasionally at other times. Here are our presenter profiles.

I’ve also done live performances on the station called Classical Cabaret: for that sweet gig I’ve been the host, a producer, and a performer of comedy songs.

My former station

Interviewing composer Martin Lodge at RNZ Concert, Auckland 2014.

When I lived in New Zealand, I worked for RNZ Concert in both Wellington and Auckland. I presented general programming from the studio and live concerts from the Auckland Town Hall; and I produced regular shows like The Critic’s Chair (reviewing recent releases), Composer of the Week, Upbeat and Podcast Classics. I also produced the Radio Award-winning feature series Making Maestros and NZSO in Vienna.

My other stations

Completing the 2017 Spring Membership Drive at 98.7 WFMT Chicago.

I’ve occasionally appeared on RNZ National, Radio One (Dunedin), and on the French-language show Amuse-Gueule on Auckland’s 104.6 Planet FM.

Some programmes I made


Works written for Mstislav Rostropovich (more info)

Composer of the Week: Martin Lodge (more info)

Composer of the Week: Magnus Lindberg (more info)

Composer of the Week: Mark-Anthony Turnage (more info)

Not quite broadcasting

It’s not quite broadcasting, but I’ve also been a concert MC for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (presenting education concerts and pre-concert talks), for the Westlake Music Programme (presenting their annual Gala concert), and for other concerts: for instance, a fundraiser concert for Andrew Grenon. I even wrote a custom song to open the show (see Comedy Songmaker).

Also there’s this


At Least We Have Our Jobs – a radio drama musical where I composed the music (more info). (See Composer, Music Director.)