In the words of Bay FM radio-caster Daniel Salfield (he is currently in Canada)…
“A community is a family. Community radio is that families crazy uncle. Outspoken, eccentric and unpredictable. Sometimes wise, sometimes silly but always there and always ‘on’. I have always liked crazy uncles and I love community radio. I love the myriad of personalities and cultures that melt together into an audio landscape. Full of contrasts and contradictions that no commercial radio programmer would allow. From mind twisting doof, to classical 50’s jazz, to some washed up beatniks collection of records he picked up for 50 cents at thrift store in Camden down. Bay Fm has something for literally everyone.
Then there’s the more important side of community radio and that’s it ability to give a voice to people who care about your community and to motivate change and progress. Delivering important and relevant insights to your ears with no editorial constraints. Organic thoughts straight from the source.
Personally i have always been in it for the celebrity of community radio. I like the feeling of walking down the street and people pretending they don’t recognise me. When I order a coffee and ask the waitress if they recognise my voice, they may not instantly know it was from 4 to 6pm on a tuesday afternoon but after a bit of cajoling I get the recognition i deserve. For me Bay Fm is where I belong, like the crazy uncle hovering by the punch at family reunion, Bay Fm will always be there, entertaining you for better or for worse.”
Danny is off to Canada for a while (we will miss him), we will also have a website for him soon (get your shit sorted Danny), but in the meantime we will link to Mr Salfield’s last novel’s blog titled Sex & Surfing.