11 June, 2021
ALL you fans of the 4CRM 107.5FM regular column, you are in for a treat this week. We are profiling Uncle Fester! No – not the ugly old guy from “The Addams Family”.
No, this is 4CRM’s Uncle Fester also known as Greg, bossman extraodinaire! How did you come to be involved with 4CRM?
Sandy was already volunteering in the station in the office, and had a couple of technical issues that I was able to get sorted out - she dragged me in there really!!
How long have you been at 4CRM? Involved since late 2013.
Do you have a title? Station Manager/Mr Fixit.
What's the name of your show and what type of music do you play on it? Uncle Fester Blues Show is my favourite. Didn’t know very much about the blues when I started (had previously been into Rock) but absolutely now love blues music.
Who's your favourite musician? Do you play an instrument? Larkin Poe, Dave Hole, Deep Purple, Bad Company - lots of favourite bands!! I play guitar and have since I was 16. It’s also how I met Sandy; she was singing in another band and my band went along to check them out!!
Favourite band ten years ago? Deep Purple
Who is your role model and why? My Dad as he could make anything out of scrap - you learned to just make do.
The one thing we would not hear you say is? I enjoy listening to rap music while I’m eating healthy food; or I hate chocolate; and it can’t be done!
When have you been most satisfied in your life? Having grandkids born is the most fantastic event I can think of!
If you could have dinner with anyone in the world who would you choose and why? Russell Morris - he’s done a lot in the music world; Molly Meldrum or Robert Mutt Lange to pick their record producing brains; and Bill Boyd as he enjoys a good scotch whisky too!!
What would be your superpower if you could choose? To make everyone happy!
Your guilty pleasure is? Chocolate and Hot Wok No 15A.
How do you like your eggs? Runny yolk
What's the best advice you've ever been given? If you’re confronted with a problem just start as best you can, get advice and figure the rest out as you go.
What do you like best about 4CRM? The variety of music and presenters.
Well there you have it! An ‘intimate’ look at what makes Uncle Fester tick. ‘Tune’ in next week – who will be next?