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2WEB recruits talent from all over Australia

Brooke Smith, Nathan Filmer, Chris Rieger and Phil Kenndy (seated) in the onair studio at Outback Radio 2WEB. Photo TWH

After a nationwide search, Outback Radio 2WEB has appointed four new staff members to take care of various on-air duties.

2WEB’s Operations Manager, David Sharp, said that recruiting staff to come to Bourke has become difficult in recent years.

“We were always knocked over with applications when we advertised an on-air job in years past,” David said, “But since the COVID lockdowns, many people seem to want to stay at home and work remotely – which is difficult in our industry,”

“So, I’m really pleased that we recently hit the jackpot and have recruited these four talented individuals – Nathan, Brooke, Phil and Chris to come to Bourke and join in on the 2WEB adventure,” he said.

25-year-old, Brooke Smith has a passion for music and radio and is a mezzo-soprano raised on the Gold Coast and was settled in Sydney after finishing university when she ‘accidentally’ applied for a job with 2WEB at Bourke.

“It’s a funny story,” Brooke said, “I was looking for work in radio and working as a singing teacher in Sydney.

Brooke had studied classical music at the University of Queensland before completing a Bachelor of Music and Sound Design at the University of Technology in Sydney, and working as a radio intern at 2SER-FM.

“So, I was applying for jobs with radio stations, and I stumbled upon this announcer’s job at 2WEB and for some reason I thought 2WEB might be on the Central Coast, so I applied for the job,” Brooke said.

“The next day David Sharp rang from Bourke about a role for an Education Officer at 2WEB that hadn’t been filled and asked if I would be interested in working with the kids and volunteers.”

“I googled 2WEB and found it, and realised it was out in the far west of the state, but I was excited about the role and rang my partner. Telling him about all the good things about the job and then said it was at Bourke. […]

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