Staff & Committee Member Profile

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STATION MANAGER: Maria de Sotto (Not pictured, that’s her fur child… Maria insisted)
Maria stepped back into the role early in 2015 after having previously spent a short transitional period as co manager a few years earlier.

Her role is the only paid position within 8EAR Gove FM, and which is why we get her to do so much! Maria’s contribution has been greatly appreciated and her marvelous sense of organisation and clearly defined goal pursuits has been a much welcomed addition. Maria has a quite impressive collection of job experience that is only bettered by her collection of imaginery husbands. Maria is currently studying law… And promises to only use it for good, not evil.

Other Roles: On-Air Presenter / Trainee Management

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PRESIDENT: Rob Stewart

Rob has been volunteering at Gove FM since he arrived in Nhulunbuy in 2007 and President since 2012. During that time he has put the skills he learnt in commercial radio to good use by assissting with Production of station imaging, sponsorships and CSA’s. He also contributes with the bulk of the copywriting and VO’s, he assists with social media management, events management, station ambassador and unofficial ideas man. Rob once went on Rockwiz Live and was on the winning team with Clare Bowditch… A fact he refuses to let anybody forget!

Other Roles: On-Air Presenter / Music Director / Production Manager



Shaun’s quite substantial contribution to Gove FM has been a great leap forward in information and technology implementations. He is overseeing ENCO playout system roll outs, improved broadcasting technologies, self-managed website developement, server upgrades and overlord of pretty much anything with an on switch. Shaun is our uber nerd and fond of whiskey and really strong coffee. Also, when he’s not helping us, he’s busy becoming a paramedic to help injured folk.

Other Roles: IT Manager


GENERAL COMMITTEE: Jeremy (Jezza) Keys

Jezza has been with Gove FM for a couple of years now and is possibly the stations world record holder for most enthusiastic human being! He regularly assists with MC duties at outdoor and indoor events as well as the dreaded load in, load out aspects of those gigs. Jezza’s heavy involvement with local Yolngu communities guarantees that we always go to him for the inevitable “And how do we say this properly Jezza?”

Other Roles: On-Air Presenter