todayscountry94one is very fortunate to have an extremely talented and professional team of Board Members – our Board is as follows:
David Bacon (Chair, Public Officer and Director responsible for Sponsorship, Administration and Governance)
David Bacon is an experienced Chief Executive, Director and senior executive, having worked in Australia and the United Kingdom. David is currently Chairman of Pacific Link Community Housing Association Limited and Public Relations Director of Gosford City Rotary Club.
After an active broadcasting and journalism career in Australia, David spent almost a decade in London working in the fast moving consumer goods industry as a communications specialist and advocate before returning to Australia in 1999. He became Chief Executive of the Federation of Australian Radio Broadcasters (now Commercial Radio Australia) and was later General Manager of Radio 2UE Sydney before becoming Director of Corporate Affairs at Southern Cross Broadcasting’s Melbourne head office.
David is experienced in governance, particularly in the radio broadcasting sector, having guided the commercial radio industry through its response to the “cash for comment” scandal. He was Deputy Chair of the Central Coast’s largest independent charity for five years, the United Way Central Coast Community Chest, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve Trust and a charter member of the Rotary Club of Gosford City. He is a Senior Fellow Corporate Directors’ Association.
Rod McCormack (Vice Chairman)
Rod has produced many award winning, gold selling albums for artists such as Paul Kelly, Adam Harvey, Gina Jeffreys, Beccy Cole, Troy Cassar Daley and many others.
He has toured extensively throughout the world winning numerous awards, including many Golden Guitar awards; Producer, Musician of the year, APRA songwriter awards, and International Musician Awards in the States.
Rod runs his own recording studio “The Music Cellar” on the Central Coast of NSW, which hosts the cream of Australia’s talent and continues to be integral in helping develop the careers of many of Australia’s emerging stars.
Ron Sinclair (Secretary and Director responsible for Technical Matters)
Ron Sinclair is an Inspector in the NSW Fire Brigades and is the Duty Commander for the Central Coast Zone. In this role he is responsible for fourteen fire stations around the Central Coast. He is also the manager of the NSW Fire Brigades City to Surf running team and the President of Forresters Bushrangers – a community group based in Forresters Beach.
Ron is a part-time performer in the music industry and has performed consistently over the past 30 years.
Greg Flynn (Director responsible for Programs)
Greg Flynn is the Principal Planner at Gosford City Council and has over 24 years experience in town planning at the local and regional level. As a senior officer within the Council he has extensive experience in the areas of consultation and mediation with respect to community decision making. Greg has represented the council on numerous boards and has had extensive experience being on and chairing community based committees. Greg has also been a passionate supporter of country music on the Central Coast and is a part-time performer with over twenty years experience.
Cliff Innes (Treasurer and Director responsible for Finance)
He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Gosford, and was involved with the formation of the Rotary Club of Gosford City. He currently acts as Treasurer for this club and received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award in June 2012.
Cliff is a former Treasurer for the District 9680 Youth Exchange Program which assists young people to experience other cultures with the aim of promoting international peace and understanding.
He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of NSW and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Cliff’s other interests include family, rugby union and the revitalisation of the City of Gosford.
Cliff has lived on the Central Coast for 21 years and spent nine years commuting to Sydney before establishing his business locally.
Allan Dent (Director responsible for Content)
A retired Ambulance Superintendent after over 37 years service with the Ambulance Service of NSW. Allan has been in a senior managerial role in the Sydney and Central Coast areas for 25 years with wide ranging experience. He has a long history of community involvement including a life membership in Apex. Allan has a passion for Country Music.
Ron Trundle (Board Member)
You can listen to Sgt Ron on todayscountry94one between 3pm and 6pm weekday afternoons when work permits. This program was a Finalist in the 2012 Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards for ‘Favourite DJ’.
Clair Hayes (Board Member)
Old Sydney Town near Gosford on the Central Coast of NSW & Timbertown at Wauchope NSW provided Clair the opportunity to perform in street theatre and to work with other accomplished musicians singing and playing traditional British & Australian Bush & Country music. This led to a a long association with NSW & Australian Tourism, entertaining at many corporate functions & events.
Clair is in demand for Australia Day, ANZAC Day and St Patrick’s Day celebrations because of her vast repertoire of Irish & Australian music, and her passion for all things Australian. She has recorded 11 albums.
TV mini series ‘Against The Wind’ and the ABC’s documentary ‘A Big Country’ were Clair’s foray into the world of film, her skill in copying accents and character voices has led to several recording gigs and she’s featured in TV and radio commercials.
Clair hosts The Request Show on todayscountry94one.
Carmel Pickup (Station Manager)
Carmel has been with todayscountry94one since January 2009 when her then boss, David Bacon, said those famous last words..”How would you like a couple of extra hours work per week? I’m on the Board of a little community radio station and we need someone to do the accounts” – and that as they say is now history!
Since that time, Carmel’s role has grown enormously. Carmel does everything ‘business’ from dealing with sponsors and listeners, maintaining accounts and organising fundraising events; right through to maintaining the website, writing grant applications and reports, dealing with technical issues and the Communications Authorities. It is safe to say no one knows more about todayscountry94one than Carmel.
Carmel is also the Public Officer/Secretary Board Member of the newly formed Gosford/Wyong Community Radio Association Inc (a joint venture between todayscountry94one, Coast FM963 and Radio Five-O-Plus).
Carmel’s passion (apart from todayscountry94one) is to help find a reliable screening test and cure for Pancreatic Cancer. She has recently become part of a Study through the Garvan Institute – The Australian Pancreatic Cancer Genome Initiative (APGI) - as her Father, paternal Grandmother, paternal Great Aunt and three other close relatives have all died from this deadly disease.