Bernadette Kelly

 

 

 

PROGRAM:

Light and Shade (Sunday 11-noon); A Bit of This, A Bit of That (Sunday noon-2pm)

WHERE IS ‘HOME’?


Urunga.

HOW DID YOU COME TO BE LIVING IN THIS AREA?

Family here.

WHAT DO YOUR PROGRAMS OFFER TO LISTENERS? 


Light and Shade offers classical music to those listeners already attuned to such music, plus I try and keep enough of my selections ‘light’enough to introduce this genre to an audience that might otherwise be unfamiliar with it.

A Bit of This, A Bit of That targets a generational demographic who formulated their music – history from the late 60s onwards. I like to inject a ‘personalised’ experience for my listeners, i.e. to give a sense that I am addressing them directly. Whether I succeed in this I can’t judge. (I get feedback from people who say this works – but they are more often than not my friends!!)

WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN TRIPLE B? 


Leo (Bradney-George) grabbed me, a perfect stranger, off the street and into a course he and Dorin (Hart) ran.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT ON AIR AT TRIPLE B? 


A myriad of things: Astronomy meetings, Meals On Wheels deliveries. I’m President of the Urunga Neighbourhood Centre’s Management Committee and as such Chair our meetings and attend Amalgamation meetings with Bellingen NC. Also serve on the Steering Committee for the aforementioned Amalgamation Proposal, while meeting with Dorrigo people outside of that but with the offer of their possible inclusion. Then, of course, there is the attempt to do some Illustration work for the edification of family and friends. Whenever possible I still struggle with my PhD proposal, now in its 5th year and long- abandoned by my long-suffering Supervisor, but the research goes on.

IF YOU WERE TO STAGE YOUR OWN FESTIVAL IN BELLO, AND COULD HAVE ANY THREE HEADLINE ACTS WHO WOULD THEY BE?


Panache, Missy Higgins, Sandy Evans.