Bill is a foundation member of Phoenix FM and has served several terms on the Committee of Management and is currently on the Committee of Management.
Bill is a good handyman and is often called upon to put pictures on walls and do other minor repairs around Phoenix FM.
Bill’s community radio history goes back to the early 1980’s when he was often a guest on programs at 3CCC in Harcourt talking about future changes in Foster Care and the like. He became further involved after meeting Anne Conway in 1994.
Bill had a co-presenter for quite some time for “Secret Mens Business” – his beloved Kelpie, Missie who unfortunately passed away in September 2011. His co-presenter is now Milly a purebred red heeler who just sleeps at Bill’s feet for the duration of the show. The only time she ever stays still for that long.
Bill owns a property at Lockwood and hosts art exibitions and the like from his purpose built Shed. The property is named Avisford after an ancestral home just out of Mudgee which was built and settled by Bill’s convict ancestors and still remains in the family. The original “Welcome Inn” at Avisford was a Cobb and Co staging post and gold was stored there overnight as it was transported.