The STA FM Team

We’re a small team of talented presenters with a wide range of skills and personalities.

On a mission to provide a voice for our local community.

Mal Really

I started in community radio with Inverell’s STA FM in March 2011. I first joined up as a member and within a few days was invited to become a presenter.

I have always had a passion for music and love of the ’60s, the ’70s, ’80s, and some country music, mostly modern country.

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I was brought up with country music playing in the household.

I currently host two programs on STA FM. Tuesday nightshift from 6pm-9pm where I feature a group or artist and mix it with music from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and Australia content.

Friday night Variety shift from 6pm-10pm, and I cater to requests and generally mix my program with a mixture of the ’60s, ’70s ’80s, ’90s, 2000s, and country.

Apart from my music, my other interests involve model railways of which I am building a layout, building scale models, and collecting diecast model vehicles. I have been a member of the Rural Fire Service for 52 years, and an avid Manly Sea Eagle Supporter.

John Shaw

I first started working in radio as the host of the Saturday and Sunday morning sports shows as well as the Rugby League and Rugby Union commentator on 2VM Moree in 1984.

I continued in that role at 2NZ from 1993 until 2015 as well as being the Station Journalist from 2007 until 2015.

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After finishing up at that station I spent a period of time as a ‘Station Allrounder’ and sales rep at 2WEB Bourke.
I commenced broadcasting on 91.9 STA FM in 2016.

My role at STA FM includes hosting the ‘Cool Country’ Saturday morning breakfast program – and filling in as the station journalist and breakfast presenter from time to time.

I am the Sales & Marketing Manager.

Lynn Hunt

I began presenting with STA FM in July 2010 after initially presenting at Glen Innes and Deepwater’s 2CBD.

I enjoy many different genres of music, particularly big orchestral bands. My favourite artists include Bert Kaemfphurt,  Ray Conniff and James Last, through to The Shadows and The Ventures.

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I love to reach out and talk to people within our community, to include them in my love for broadcasting, to make them part of community radio.

Over the years I have help promote many competitions, passionately conducted live interviews with experts from many professions; swimming for children, parenting, mental illness, hearing problems, and many more.

​I enjoy being part of the team at STA FM.

Ray Boon

I joined STA FM in its first year of operation and have been doing  programs ever since.

My love of music stems back to the ’50s when my older brothers were into Johnnie Ray, who at the time were seen as a real “tear-away” scorned by many of the older generations.

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I have  compiled a  library of music built from the vast collection on the STA FM’s data bank and from CD’s rummaged through garage sales over many years.

I am particularly fond of finding the more unusual tracks, modern or not.

​Join me on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s from 12 pm.

Mike Williams

​Music is defined as an art form and as with all art forms, it will appeal to different people depending on the genre and their introduction to it.

I was introduced to music at an early age and instantly took a liking to it.
From my early introduction, I grew to like and appreciate different styles of music. 

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I found that it had an impact on my well-being and therefore my happiness. It was and still is therapeutic.

My introduction to STA FM was through ” Station Surfing” because I did not like what was being dished up by the commercial stations.
Great music and great people was my initial impression and were appreciative of the fact that the presenters encouraged feedback mainly through requests. At the time, I was working in a reasonably stressful environment and found that the music had a calming effect.

The presenters I had spoken to obviously loved what they were doing and it appeared to have a positive impact on their personalities. With their encouragement, I became a presenter on STA FM.

I currently host two programs on STA FM. Variety Show on Wednesday from 6 pm to 9 pm, and Mike at Three on Thursday  3 pm to 6 pm.
During these programs, I play a variety of music, mainly 60s, 70s, 80s pop/rock folk and country (contemporary and some older styles).

I enjoy taking requests. It provides feedback and these discussion’s with the listener reinforces that we are able to make a difference an impact within the community.

Gerry Taveira


I came to STA FM In February 2018 after spending a few years away from the radio. 

I began my radio career in 1997 at 2WEB Bourke, working as a New/Sports Journalist and announcer before moving to Inverell to host the Breakfast show at 2NZ in Inverell.  

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I’ve spent 16 years behind the microphone, waking up listeners and generally having fun.

I love waking up just before 5 am (a slight exaggeration), and am keen to make the ALL STA Breakfast on 91.9 STA FM Inverell your first choice every morning.

Apart from radio commitments, my other passion is AFL. I am the inaugural President of the Inverell Saints F.C and continue to play a small part within the Club. 

I support Essendon (the Bombers) in AFL and the Melbourne Storm in the NRL. Not bad choices.
Join me weekdays from 6 am for the ALL STA Breakfast.

Beth Hamilton

​​I have been a member of STA FM for many years and have also been on the management committee. To me, the Members and Presenters of STA FM are just like a big and welcoming family. 

Locally born, educated, then married a local, so the chances are I won’t be leaving. 

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My association with STA FM started shortly after it started operation by bringing the Girl Guides down for a visit, thus started my first program “Girl Guide Hour”. Since then I have taken on more programs, now doing a total of eight hours a week over four shows and loving it. 

‘Sentimental Journey’ on Monday from 3 pm to 4 pm.  This is a request show for the residents and staff at McLean nursing home in Inverell. Each week they fax a request list of older and sometimes newer songs that they would love to hear. A mixture of Golden Oldies and Country tunes make up the program.

‘Girl Guide Hour’ on Monday from 4 pm  to 5 pm. During this program, I often touch base with either a Guide Leader or a Guide to Chat about what has been happening at the Inverell Girl Guides organisation and what is coming up. The Guides love to come into the studio and have a chat. There is also a few requests from Guides, parents and Leaders. The music on this program is mostly ’90’s and modern contemporary.

‘Morning Magazine’ on Tuesday mornings from 9 am to 12 pm. This program is quite busy especially the first hour. I like to play easy listening music from the ’60’s to more modern music, you won’t hear much Country. 

‘Drivetime’ on Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm. This program is full of favourites that will make your drive home more enjoyable after a long week at work, and I take requests. Music on this program is mostly 70’s to 90’s.

My time with STA FM has given me the confidence to do much more than I ever could have imagined.

Phil Stewart

I first joined the STA FM team in October 2015. I was asked by another presenter to co-host Saturday Night Suprise. I then began presenting the Sunday Morning Brekky and the mixed breakfast program on Monday mornings.

My two favourite genres of music are Country and good old rock’n’roll… 

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from the early 70’s right thru to the late ’90s. 

I am a third generation farmer and have been involved in the trucking industry for almost thirty years.

I like to play music that tells of our great country and the good people who have made it what it is today.

Join me on Sunday mornings from 6 am for the greatest hits on 91.9 STA FM.

Wayne Jones

I began my Community Radio journey at 2MBS Sydney in 1982 aged 23yrs. After 9 years the family made the move to Inverell to escape the city. I checked and found the Glen Innes Community station 2CBD. I was a member there for 5 years until in 2009 with a small group of dedicated members we started STA FM in Inverell in 2009.

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I enjoy all styles of music from the easy listening 50’s to the 90’s. I like to play forgotten musical artists from the past. It can bring back some musical memories for a listener about a certain time, place or person. This is one of the delightful things about music. I also have a love of classical music which was fostered in me from a young age by my parents.

Community Radio is about your local community and it is reflected in our local volunteer presenters we have at STA FM. I am so proud to be one of them.

​I recently took a break but it’s great to be back on the air presenting the Morning Magazine.

Peter Jarrett

Allan Bates

Doug Clibborn

Dougal Cowperthwaite

Brooke Raymond

Kerry White

Joanne Vine

Baz McKelligott

David Rose