Station Manager Steve Gunn
A message from Station Manager Steve
Greetings and Salutations to you all.
It is my greatest pleasure to be a new member The Coast- CENTRAL COAST
Born in 1967, Stephen Phillip Gunnell, in Paddington Sydney, the first born of 3 sons to a PERFECT Mother who in 1959 immigrated from Liverpool in the UK, and to a 5th generation Australian Father from Lithgow,.
I soon developed a love of music/radio as my Parents never had the Radio off and music was always playing in the car & the home.
Fast-forward, to 1998 when I decided to make my keen interest for Radio a vocational choice.
Training under Mr Steve Ahern (author of How to Make Radio) at 2RRR Gladesville, I then later secured my first paid work as a casual Producer for Presenter Jason Morrison at 2BG and casual fill in Producer for Brian Wilshire, also at 2GB.
I needed a few more intensive Radio courses in Presenting & Studio Operation, so I attended part-time at A.F.T.R.S and at Ultimo TAFE.
I have been once On Air as a Presenter at 2HD, to cover the Overnights spot. Although I realised after a few weeks of doing that type of Broadcasting, that TALK BACK RADIO just wasn’t my “cup of tea” and that MUSIC RADIO was far more to my calling.
I've also enjoyed Presenting regular weekly and bi weekly Music Programmes at Lake Macquarie FM 97.3fm, The NEW 2UW.com, Rhema Central Coast 94.9fm, Sat Arvo Show at Hawkesbury Radio 89.9fm and for a year at 2CHR 96.5fm.
All of this Radio work was squeezed in whilst I was serving in the New South Wales Police Force, as Spl Constable in the Security Management Unit in Surry Hills and various locations in Sydney.
As a young bloke in the late 80's I married a beautiful Serbian woman Ljiljana and fathered two wonderful children, Danica & Marko, who are the Apples of My Eye.
I also served in the Royal Australian Regiment 1/15 Lancers Armoured Corp, for 9 years, and have been employed extensively in the varied fields of Security and Public/Customer Service roles.
Just like many in this WIRELESS BIZ, I am also a wannabe ROCK STAR, having also played Guitar in a few bands, since High School.
As for another passion and side income, I have a 28 year old well established local and international reputation as an Editorial Cartoonist and Caricaturist and Book Illustrator, under the pseudonym of ZEG.
Now 53 years going on 25 years young, I'm looking forward to getting on with this life that my Lord God has blessed me with and certainly that continues now at CENTRALCOASTRADIO.ONLINE
Please stay tuned always, I do take requests and play only the BEST of the 60’s, 70’s 80’s and 90’s, and even some Naughties, whatever law allows. ROCK ON !!!
LOVE EACH OTHER,