Our Board

Dino Mancini

Position: Chairperson

Dino’s fascination with radio dates to his childhood and, other than for security, he would have ventured into commercial radio when he left school. Fast forward several decades on, finding himself living across the road from Henley Cottage, with the ever-present temptation to knock on the door. Another eight years passed until his retirement before he did. He was so welcomed and quickly attained exposure to literally all facets of the business, though still grasping for the technical.

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Natalie de Silver

Position: Programs Director

Natalie joined 2RRR in 2019 as Station Manger and continues to share her passion and involvement as Programs Director. Apart from receiving a Screen & Media Diploma in Radio Broadcasting, Natalie also brings over 10 years of experience in the Community Development sector, working with a range of marginalised groups and prominent community stakeholders. Natalie recognises the importance of social connectedness and considers 2RRR a vital link between individual ideas and group participation.

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Lea Zullo

Position: Marketing & Community Director

Lea Joined the 2RRR team in 2022 as a co-host of Planet Football (Saturdays 11am-1pm) in which she shares her love for the ‘world game’. Lea is also an active member of the Ryde-Hunters Hill LGA through her soccer coaching and DJ work. Lea is creatively driven and encourages the expression of ideas. Her strengths can be seen through her ability to positively influence decisions and behaviours of employees, clients, and volunteers.

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Keith Rider

Position: Broadcast Technologies Director

Keith started his journey at the station back in 2001 when he took part in the station’s Radio Training Course. He presented ‘Classic Country’ in 2006 on a Saturday morning for many years before taking on the position as Director of Broadcast & Technology Services in 2018. Keith has been involved in the telecommunications industry and electronic security industry for most of his life.

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Michael El-Bacha

Position: Ethnic Programs Director

Michael is a long term member of the 2RRR family and has featured in some the station’s most vibrant programs, namely ‘Let’s Get Local’ which subsequently morphed into ‘Let’s Get Deep’ and finally ‘Sizzle Pop Fizz’. Michael is a representitative force and advocate for the LGBTI population worldwide and his Australian-Lebanese cultural ubringing gives Michael a unique perspective of migrant life in Australia.

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Katalin ILosvay

Position: Finance Director

Katalin joined the station in the 1990s with her husband Gusztav to start a Hungarian radio program. She loves the station for it’s wide range of programs, from the excellent Midday Jazz through to the various country music and gardening programs. Katalin has served on the Board first as Secretary and more recently as as Director of Finance. Being a qualified bookkeeper has helped Katalin with this position. Through the years Katalin has worked with various members of the community and has taken part in many community events. She is also very much involved with the Hungarian community, attending functions, organising events.

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Jason "Noddy" Velleley

Position: Administrative Director

Jason joined 2RRR in 2022 and has over 20 years of expereince in the Community Broadcasting industry. He is currently appointed as the National Training Manager at the Communit Media Training Organisation (CMTO) and produces a Community Radio Network syndicated program, ‘Aussie Music Weekly’ which airs on 2RRR Thursdays 7pm-8pm & repeated Saturdays 1pm-2pm.

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Jeremy Graham

Position: Secretary

Jeremy joined 2RRR at the end of 2019 following his completion of our Radio Training Course. He went on to produce an egnimatic program titled ‘Quiet Fire’ which celebrated the history and currency of female vocalists worldwide. Jeremy soon broadened his passion for radio broadcasting and joined the Community Broadcasting Assosciation of Australia (CBAA) where he is currently emplyed as the Digital Radio Projects Operations Officer.

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Our Staff

Natalie de Silver

Position: Station Manager

Natalie joined 2RRR in 2019 as Station Manger and continues to share her passion and involvement as Programs Director. Apart from receiving a Screen & Media Diploma in Radio Broadcasting, Natalie constantly shares her passion for community by giving a voice to our local heroes. Natalie recognises the importance of social connectedness and considers 2RRR a vital link between individual ideas and group participation.

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Lachlan Hilder

Position: Assistant Station Manager

Lachie joined the station in 2021 as a part of our Youth Jukebox crew and immediately showcased his skill for producing entertaining radio. Following a short stint on Youth Jukebox, Lachie stepped up to produce his own Hip hop focussed program aptly titled “Hippa to da Hoppa” which is still on-air, Thursdays 5pm-6pm. Further applying his broad skills and enthusiasm, Lachie became 2RRR’s Assistant Station Manager in 2023 and assists Natalie on a s casual basis with schedlling programs and social media.

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Sub-Committees & Coordinators

Brian Crabbe

Position: Community Service Announcement Coordinator

At 2RRR, Brian enjoys presenting a two-hour program each week called “There Goes That Song Again”. He plays and talks about the popular music and artists
of the 1940s, 50s and 60s, often including interview excerpts. Brian loves 2RRR because of the total freedom in his choice of material for his program, and the
support of the station, both technical and personal, and of listeners. Also, as Community Service Announcement (CSA) Co-ordinator, Brian further uses his editing skills acquired at 2RRR in producing CSAs for the station.

Robert Howes

Position: Programming Committee Member

Rob loves the diversity of programs we have here at the station. Programs range from jazz, country, pop, rock, blues, lifestyle, arts, gardening, specialty language, world music and Youth Jukebox, the station’s training ground for young up-and-coming presenters (many of whom Rob believes will and have moved on to bigger and brighter careers in the media industry). The things Rob most enjoys as being part of a robust and proactive Programming Committee are appraising new program applications, reviewing existing programs, mentoring our presenters, and helping to maintain and refine our program grid. You can catch Rob each Monday from 5:00pm when he presents ‘POP ROCK!’.

Marianne Cannon

Position: Programming Committee Member

Marianne, a qualified horticulturist, began broadcasting from 2RRR in September 2009. In 2011, Real World Gardener became syndicated across Australia via the Community Radio Network. Marianne also occasionaly offers assistance as part of the Programming Committeee with the reviewing of new programs.

Dino Mancini

Position: Programming Committee Member

An interest in radio being an avid listener from his primary school days. Dino (“the Big D”) lived through the hey days of 2SM’s Good Guys, 2UW’s Top 40, 2CH’s Snob Mob and even the formative years of talk back with John Laws on 2UE. Over 50 years later, Dino arrived at the doorsteps of Henley Cottage, as a member of the Program Committee. In between, Dino completed the Radio Training and Interview Technique courses as well as a stint co-hosting the Tuesday edition of the Big Breakfast program during the Summer and Autumn 2021 season.

Jim Cattlin

Position: Programming Committee Member

Jim stepped into the large shoes left when David Stevens passed away a few years ago bringing Midday Jazz Wednesday to fans out there in greater Sydney and beyond. He is passionate about the music, its history and creativity by overseas and Australian musicians since listening to jazz on radio back in the 50’s. Jim carries this enthusiasm as a member of the station’s Programming Committee.

Lachlan Stevens

Position: Programming Committee Member

Lochie is extremely passionate about music, in particular, supporting Australian music. Lochie volunteers as the station’s Program Director. In this position, Lochie communicates reguarly with the station’s Programming Committee regarding new programs, existing programs, and programming related issues. When looking for new programs, Lochie believes it is important that Australian artists are being shared by presenters.

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