I AM pleased to introduce Lisa McLean as the new station manager for 2MCE and National Radio News.
Lisa started in the role this week, has settled in to her new office and has already met many 2MCE presenters.
What has struck her the most, she says, “is the great deal of respect and care presenters have for their work at the station, the listeners and each other”.
Lisa moved from the Hunter Valley to Bathurst in 2004 in order for her family to enjoy all the benefits of living in a university city.
Following a long career in the public service and travel up and down the east coast of Australia, Lisa found a home in Bathurst and at CSU, where she started a role supporting researchers working in the then Faculty of Education.
Lisa has 10 years’ experience supporting CSU researchers and is confident this experience will translate well to the activities of 2MCE.
During this time she also became a CSU student, studying part time and graduating in 2017 with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with Distinction.
Lisa is passionate about our community and has a good understanding of the relationship between CSU and 2MCE and the place we share with our community.
Lisa grew up listening to community radio in Melbourne where her favourite stations were 3PBS and 3RRR, which are both legacy stations in the community radio sector.
Lisa’s interest in the activities of 2MCE hark back to 2009 when the then Faculty of Education staff hosted This Sporting Life on Friday mornings, which of course included the unforgettable Bob Dengate.
Her interest in the station grew stronger in 2015-16 when her son hosted the Catharsis program, a heavy metal music show, and volunteered on a number of other programs.
Lisa says she is excited to join 2MCE, recognising the station’s history while looking to the future, and looks forward to supporting everyone at the station in a new chapter for the station.
I first joined 2MCE in 2003 as the programming and production co-ordinator and enjoyed working at the station producing special broadcast programs for eight years.
It has been my honour to return to 2MCE as station manager and work with all the volunteer presenters again.
I’ve had the pleasure of reconnecting with presenters I worked with during my previous appointment and also meeting new presenters. 2MCE holds a very special place in my heart and some of the fondest moments in my life happened at the station.
I begin my new role as lecturer in communication next week and expect to maintain close contact with the station in this new capacity. I wish Lisa and everyone at the station all the best for the future.