Meet The Team

Jacob Aquilina:

Jacob is a radio fanatic who loves broadcasting whenever he can, whether it be local rugby union commentary or on Next. He just loves to talk, which can sometimes be a bit to much!

Sarah Beins:

Sarah is an audio enthusiast and world traveller with 10 years of education and employment in the media industry. With a CSU Journalism Degree in her back pocket, and now completing a Graduate Diploma in Radio from AFTRS, Sarah has managed on and off-air performances for major media brands such as NOVA Entertainment, Australian Radio Network, Southern Cross Austereo and the Broadcast Operations Group. She has extensive experience as a Radio Announcer and Voice Over Artist and is a lover of board sports, Netflix, and potatoes.

Lachie Brickley:

A radio announcer and audio producer, Lachie grew up on the Far South Coast of NSW. He spent some time Melbourne, but the weather has brought him back to Sydney. Being a newbie, he’s enjoying all that Western Sydney has to offer! He loves grabbing a beer at the Lone Pine and making people laugh (even if most of the time it’s just him laughing). 

Matt Brokenbrough (MJ):

MJ was born and raised in Sydney’s west. From watching movies at Towers to battling the Christmas Eve crowds at Parra Westfield. Aqua Golf with the girlfriend at Panthers to the Windsor markets with the fam. MJ brings entertainment to the communities he loves. 

Kendal Cuneo:

Kendal made her radio debut at the age of 14 on community radio in prime time with the programme aptly named”The Fish Show” (it had nothing to do with fish). Now a performing musician, she has come back to radio with the hope to combine her music and performance skills with radio.

Owen Davies:

Born in Swansea, Wales, growing up in Melbourne, and now residing in Sydney – Owen has been around – and he WILL tell you about it. Owen is keen to share the stories of Western Sydney, with the purpose to make people laugh and brighten up their day. 

Tom Denham:

Tom is an active voice in the radio and podcasting landscape specialising in arts and storytelling. Having been raised in the Dandenong Ranges in Melbourne, he is keen to give a fresh approach to the Western Sydney scene, a precinct which he believes houses infinite story opportunities. 

Helena Ellis:

If you’ve gone clubbing in Sydney, or Tuned into The Edge 96.1FM, there’s a high chance you know exactly who Helena Ellis is. A Penrith Born Dj, and Radio Host on The Edge 96.1FM’s Hip Hop Show, K Sera & The Dirty Dozen, Helena is Vibrant, real, entertaining and highly sought after and respected in the Australian music scene. She utilizes her expertise in radio announcing, music & multimedia to speak to you in an engaging manner on all things life, pop culture and current affairs . Helena can’t wait to connect with Western Sydney on Next FM. Join Helena ON AIR, on Mornings With Helena, Next FM via your iHeart Radio App. 

Follow Helena on instagram@djhelenaellis 

Charles Goodsir:

Born and raised in Sydney, Charles is the biggest sports fanatic you could ever meet. Charles has extensive journalism experience with the SMH and NEAFL and currently works as a Rugby and Netball commentator for Clutch and has combined his love of sports and journalism by creating his own Sports Podcast; Right In Front Of Me.  

Lu Hill:

Lu is a radio host specialising in music, current affairs and arts news. You can often find her at the pub with her band Tawny Port. She loves Indie Music and is looking forward to discovering new artists! 

Fenella Jamieson:

If you had asked Nel 12 months ago about Western Sydney she might have made a daggy cowboy joke, but now in between producing podcasts and announcing she loves exploring all the music and culture Western Sydney has to offer. 

Frazer Johnson:

Frazer is a budding Audio Producer/Writer. In the past Frazer has studied Political Science, worked on a dairy farm in New Zealand, dropped out of Law School, picked blueberries, and shovelled mulch on a permaculture farm. In the future, he plans to produce work that inspires openness and curiosity.

Rob Kaldor:

Rob is a podcaster, producer and announcer who spent much of his misspent youth in the west watching its evolution. Rob is a daggy dad who has never grown and loves people and music of all genres. 

Brenton Larney:

Brenton is a podcaster from the Gold Coast that loves everything to do with music. You’ll find him interviewing anyone and everyone about the best stories yet to be told.

Scott Leek:

Scott is a proud supporter of the Parramatta EELS… Oh, you need more? Okay…Scott is a multihyphenate creative, born and bred in Sydney. As an emerging broadcast journalist Scott is committed to presenting news that will keep you up to date with what matters in your community.  

Maybelle Lin:

Maybelle has a history in content creation, copywriting, and editing. With a client history including RSPCA NSW, TAFE, as well as a range of print and digital media, she is now moving into the radio and podcast field. In her spare time, she melts back into her nerdy self, thanks to a keen interest in fiction books, table-top games and corporate philanthropy.

Sam Maloney:

Sam is the kind of bloke that’s always up for a wheel good time, he loves radio, music and all things comedy. He’s your true blue Aussie bloke with about as much class as a Sunny Vale sack, but his mum says he’s cool.

Charlie Meller:

Charlie Is a creative and supportive radio producer, and announcer. He grew up in Sydney, and enjoys sharing the stories of his city with the people around him. He loves the unique way radio can bring a community together, and make people smile. 

Paddy Rees:

Paddy is an aspiring radio presenter, podcaster and comedian from Wollongong. Being 21 years old, Paddy will be tackling all things Western Sydney through a youthful lense, hopefully with a few laughs along the way.

Tom Reeve:

Tom hails from the small town of Adelaide, specializing in presenting and music journalism. He is looking forward to exploring Western Sydney from a fresh and unique perspective, and potentially uncovering some musical gems along the way! 

Erielle Sudario:

Erielle is a news journalist and podcaster and has lived in Western Sydney since 2010. Throughout her time living there, she has witnessed wonderful events the area has to offer firsthand, as well as understanding the issues they’ve face on a daily basis. She hopes to give Western Sydney the best representation they deserve and not just live through a stereotype. 

Sandy Veduri:

Sandya Grew up in India listening to a lot of stories, I always had a passion to be a storyteller. Currently working in IT, but also learning the art of an engaging audience through Next.

Rebekah Wagstaff:

Born and raised in Sydney, Bek is an aspiring producer and announcer who loves all things live music. When she’s not spending the weekend in Manly, her favourite place she’s working on her podcast – Owen, Bek & Lachie with her two mates.