Meet The Team
Ruth’s first professional job was in the ABC Record Library in Adelaide, cataloguing music and supporting programmers. At night she trained as a script assistant for ABC TV’s,’This Day Tonight’. She went on to spend the next 35 years in professional theatre in different parts of the country in various roles from stage manager to executive producer, and latterly as artist’s manager. She spent 15 years with The Australian Opera in a number of roles, the last being Company Manager, and in 1990 she entered the freelance world, accepting the role of executive and associate producer with Jim Sharman’s ‘Chess the Musical’ at Sydney’s Theatre Royal.
Later, her freelance career led her back into Radio where she and another theatre practitioner were invited to revitalise ‘Arts on Radio’ nationally for
ABC FM and Radio National. When this project was completed Ruth worked for International Arts Festivals, and continued her work representing a composer and a choreographer which led her to Melbourne to take over managing an Artist Management Company.
Ruth has been presenting a monthly EarthChat program and is delighted to be back in radio again, a medium she feels is especially important in these times.
Greg Sharp has held various positions within SeymourFM as President, Vice President and Ordinary Committee member since joining in 2008.
He is a well recognised and committed community volunteer in the Seymour region with an avid interest in seeing the region progress.
Greg is a teacher of V.E.T building and ran his own building business for 25 years. Greg was instrumental in setting up the radio station over many building projects designing and building studios at two locations.
Greg has delivered many radio programs on Seymour FM ranging from music, weather, sports & interviews. Firmly believing in the power of connecting with the local community via the medium of radio.
As Sports commentator Greg has been calling the weekend football games together with partner OneFM for over ten years and is an expert live footy commentator.
Greg Sharp is an Honourary Life member of Seymour FM, having been inducted into this group of valued volunteers in 2018.
Cynthia Lim has held many roles over her career in private industry which has given her insights and skills in communications, marketing and account management. Her skills lie in her ability to build trusting customer relationships and loyalty having re-built the reputation of a number of businesses she represented.
Cynthia has been an active volunteer within the community for over ten years after leaving her professional career behind. Cynthia now operates her own marketing business and blueberry farm.
Cynthia also presents a long running fair food program called the food eXchange on Seymour FM which started in 2014 and started a new program titled 'The Pulse' in 2022. She also holds the role of Sponsorship & Fundraising Coordinator for the station.
Cynthia was recognised in 2021 by Seymour FM as an Honourary Life Member for her outstanding contribution to promotional activities, excellent conduct and returns in Sales, and continued dedication to Seymour FM's goals and success.
James Cisco is a singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist.
Raised near Chicago he immigrated to Australia 20 years ago. Growing up the youngest in a musical family James has been on stage since he was very young. He has toured with various bands over his career and played jazz, bluegrass, country, blues, funk and soul music.
Always on the lookout for new sounds across many genres he is right at home working in radio. He is an avid gardener and enjoys playing Lawn bowls for the Wallan Lawn Bowling club.
Professor Kate Auty
Dr Kate Auty is a lawyer who has held judicial appointments in Victoria and Western Australia. She has also undertaken Environmental Sustainability Commissioner roles in Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.
Kate has worked extensively in environmental contexts and with Aboriginal people. She has chaired and been a delegate to a number of boards and advisory committees about environmental and other matters.
Kate lives on Taungurung country at Euroa and is actively involved in community groups focusing on energy, biodiversity and climate resilient urban design.
Kate was a past presenter on Seymour FM and has recently re-joined the association and is also part of the governance and grant writing teams.
Callum Watson is a new addition to the Committee and one of our younger members and presenters. He's been with the station for 10 years starting with work experience when he was in High School and had a stint as a CoM Member when he was 17.
Callum has exceptional communication and teamwork skills which he has developed through involvement in community organisations and local businesses. Callum was School Captain at Seymour College in his senior year. Callum has remained local and works at businesses which have become staples in the community. Firstly through Peter Cox at Betta Home Living and now via Steve Blades & Greg Maher at Seymour Technology. Callum has gained experience with Telstra customers from all walks of life and from Seymour to Perth including all stops between with the technical difficulties faced in this technology driven age.
In the years he has been part of the station he has seen many changes of the guard and broadcasted from three separate locations. Callum held his own personal show dedicated to local hip hop in Australia called One Stop Hip Hop since day one. Callum developed alongside Montville Lane Sessions another local music based segment that ended up winning an X-Award from the SCMA. Callum is now working on creating a podcast with both audio and video developing his personal 'DJaying' and 'Turntablism' abilities and looks forward to being more involved programming and musical direction with the station.
We at 103.9 Seymour FM acknowledge that we are on Taungurung Country. We hereby express our respect for the Taungurung people, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which we broadcast from. We pay our respects to their leaders and Elders past, present and emerging, for they hold forever the memories, traditions, culture and hopes of all Taungurung people. We express our gratitude for the sharing of this land, and our hope that we can walk forward together in harmony in the spirit of reconciliation.