Staff | presenters | producers | volunteers
Secretary and Public Officer
Madeleine Scarfe is an architect with a Masters’ degree in Environmentally Sustainable Design.
She has been running her own business for 20 years as project architect, interior designer, project manager, construction manager and design manager on mainly commercial, retail and residential projects.
Madeleine has an long term commitment to bringing design solutions to the community, volunteering her services to WIRES, a number of projects in Timor Leste, Green Connect (Wollongong) and the Lions Club Carers’ cottage in Kiama.
Kerrie moved to Kiama in 2020 with her husband and dog. She is a supporter of animal welfare and a self described “dog person”. Believing that volunteering is a great way to meet people in a new community and by way of contributing, she joined KCR where she is putting her ancient bookkeeping qualifications to use.
Kerrie has a Post Grad Dip of Auslan/English interpreting and has been working as an interpreter since 2001 and dabbles in some teaching of Auslan and linguistics.
Loves her trivia.
David Toohey grew up in Bowral and established a business providing RF communications, audio-visual and broadcasting services nationally.
He has worked with major companies such as the Retravision group, Movielink and the David Syme Group on the Darling Harbour Convention and Exhibition Centre’s AV & broadcast services.
David was a foundation member of radio 2WKT (Highland FM). He is currently the Managing Director of CommStream, and works as a project manager in broadcast, IT and Tertiary education.
David lives in Foxground and is a staunch supporter of KCR’s dream of growing into an FM radio station.
Gabriela Cabral worked as a singer, musician and actor in the 80s before taking up arts management in the 90s with a special interest in community cultural development.
Gabriela has worked for an array of theatre companies and arts organisations including the Sydney Opera House and UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute.
She was introduced to broadcasting at SBS radio and for six years produced and presented a weekly world music program at Canberra’s ArtSound FM.
Steve graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School in 1986. He worked as an announcer in commercial radio for over 25 years, mainly in Wollongong, Sydney and Brisbane.
He also held the roles of Music Director and Program Director, giving him a comprehensive background in broadcasting.
More recently Steve was Chair of Guide Dogs Regional Advisory Committee. Since losing his sight Steve has created his own YouTube channel showcasing his life as a blind person and how he travels with his guide dog.
Steve is an advocate for the blind and vision impaired community.
Glenn Shepherd moved to the Illawarra in 1976 when he commenced a metallurgy traineeship at the steelworks. He met his wife-to-be Kerry while travelling in Europe in 1980 and they moved to Kiama shortly after.
Glenn retired from the steel industry after 40 years of service with BlueScope Steel. He worked across Australia and New Zealand in a Safety Management and Operation Improvement role.
It was during that time Glenn was exposed to Community Radio and found local radio invaluable in understanding more about the local region, its attractions and its residents.
Glenn has been involved with KCR since its inception as its sports reporter, and is currently one of KCR’s main presenters. He also volunteers in the Aged Care Sector, and with local sports clubs.
Kiama Community Radio is proud to recognise the following friends who had the vision of founding a local radio service as a resource, at a time when the community needed to connect, during the 2020 pandemic.
- Graeme Gherashe
- Karen Lang
- Madeleine Scarfe
- Gabriela Cabral
- Diana McLaren
- Helen Lear
- Laura Hill
- Glenn Shepherd
Also our gratitude to the KCR members who made a significant financial contribution at a critical time in our station’s history: the beginning. You know who you are. Thank you.
And to those individuals who see what needs to be done and give from their hearts, the KCR volunteers. Thank you.
KCR is grateful to all volunteers who gave and continue to give generously their time and skills towards establishing a community radio service in the Kiama Municipality.
We cannot measure the contribution of each volunteer, and we should not single out any one of them, as they have all been instrumental in helping KCR grow from a dream to an operating radio service.
Yet KCR would not have been able to transition from a podcasting service to a live streaming service without the skills a particularly generous volunteer.
David Toohey worked for months setting up the radio studio with donated (and often his own) equipment and continues to fine tune the technology as we broadcast live.
Peter Smith, who set up KCR’s studio software, created the KCR app and its website, plus advised us on marketing, on database building and became an essential asset to the organisation behind the scenes, with no need for fanfare or recognition. We would like to recognise your incredible contribution, Peter. Thank you!