Stephen is a huge fan of community radio. He cut his teeth in the newsroom at 4ZZZ in Brisbane and spent about five years as a volunteer there in various facets of the station. Stephen stopped volunteering for a couple of years when he moved to WA to work with the ABC but since returning to Brisbane he has restarted his commitment with 4ZZZ by taking up a position on the board.
He says, "I’m hugely passionate about helping people share the stories of the world around them and am really excited to be able to use he skills I’ve learnt to give others this opportunity.
The NFDS is an amazing opportunity for producers to hone and polish their storytelling skills in a really supportive environment. It helps raise the bar for their work and means the stories they’ll continue to tell after the NFDS will be a really impressive step up."