Googs (Brian) Goddard

PROGRAMS:

Radio on Toast (Saturday 6-10am) and Googsfiles (Thursday 7:30 til late)

WHERE IS ‘HOME’?


Coffs Harbour.

HOW DID YOU COME TO BE LIVING IN THIS AREA?


Moved to Kalang in December 1980. I was a psych nurse at North Ryde psych centre. Had vowed to myself I would be retired by age 30. So bought some land with an old rickety house and moved here. (Turned 30 in April 1981). Since then I helped set up Kalang School and was the first teacher. Formed the Kalangers, a bush band which reached nominations of 4 categories in in Tamworth Country Music awards in 1984. in 1984 joined Tallowood and have been with them ever since.

WHAT DOES YOUR PROGRAM OFFER TO LISTENERS?

Saturday morning launches the weekend with a wide variety of music from the 50s till now, with plenty of information about what’s on in town on the weekend and that particular week. And plenty of off-beat humour.

GoogsFiles presents brand new music in rock, from folk rock to punk to metal up until 10.30pm and then, through to midnight, it’s a nostalgic look at what was happening in punk and new wave 40 years ago on that particular week.

WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN TRIPLE B?

A love of music, of all kinds, and a wish to establish a link between the traditional population and new settlers as the situation in Bellingen 1981 demanded. I grew up in Goulburn where 2GN was the local station, my Dad used to give the cricket results on Saturday nights.

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

I am a retired public servant and a single dad with a child who just entered high school. I play fiddle, guitar and keyboards in Tallowood a band that’s been around for 40 years, I join in 1984. I spend 4 hour a day gathering the information and music that appears in my shows.

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


Rancid, The Living End and Cable Ties.