Staff

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MOST FM Staff

Dave 'The Nose' Haskell

Breakfast Show Host

Dave Haskell - Breakfast Show Host

Hello Ladels and Jellyspoons! For those of you who don’t know me I’m David Haskell, aka The Nose – husband, father, koko (grandad).

I am very proud to be doing The MOST FM Breakfast Show and would like to acknowledge all the hard work and passion Jack Irving brought to The MOST FM and the Brekkie Show, I know he will be missed.

My background is in radio and I trained at Taranaki Polytech in 1993 and gained employment with the fledgling 100 Rock FM as Mid Dawn Announcer. I worked for The Rock FM for eight years as Drive Announcer and Station Co-Ordinator.

I was offered a teaching role at Taranaki Polytech in 1999
while still doing part-time for The Rock FM.

In 2000 I, with the help of Heather Eggleton, convinced
the Board at Taranaki Polytech to fold The MOST FM back into the Radio Course.

I managed The MOST FM and taught on the Radio Course, developing the format so it wouldn’t clash with commercial radio as this was where our students would be employed.

I managed The MOST FM for 11 years and decided to jump professions and went into hospitality, managing Mayfair for two years before opening a bar called Eightball Pool and Darts, which ran for five years before selling in 2018.

AND NOW I’M BACK…

Kerry Smith

Production/Programming

Kerry Smith - Production/Programming

Kia ora!

My name is Kerry, born and bred in Taranaki. I love this place and the people who live here. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

I live with my wife and 5-year-old daughter and I also have three grown-up children in different parts of the country.

Whānau is everything to me.

I’m passionate about music. I like listening to it, playing it, writing it, recording and mixing it. For many years I made a living playing in cover bands, working for sound companies and running recording studios.

I’m still involved with live music. I have mixed Front of House sound for the Gables Stage at WOMAD NZ in Taranaki for the last 16 festivals, and will continue to do so.

I also play in a band with my 19-year-old son.

I’m so happy to be a crew member at The MOST – it’s a privilege to work with such passionate people who love music as much, if not more than I do.

This short extract from my job description tells you everything you need to know about The MOST FM and their vision, it says: “This position requires you to love music, Kiwi music, new music, indie music and all music.”

Nga mihi

Natalie Bull

Accounts

Natalie Bull - Accounts

 

Hi, I’m Natalie!

I take care of all things administration at The MOST FM to ensure the smooth operation of Taranaki’s Community Radio Alternative.

I love the vibe and energy that more than 40 volunteers create for the common goal of music and friendship!

I trained as a chef in Wellington and co-owned two cafe’s with my husband Nick before moving up to Taranaki to open the Shoe Clinic and raise our two children, Charlotte & Patrick.

We absolutely love Taranaki, especially the great outdoors. Pukekura Park is such an awesome spot and we always look forward to concerts at The Bowl of Brooklands!

I have always enjoyed listening to music and going to concerts, however The MOST FM has definitely broadened my musical horizons – Thanks The MOST!

Brittany Baker

Marketing Support

Brittany Baker - Marketing Support

Hey there! I’m Brittany and I’m the face behind some of The MOST’s digital presence.

My role is to nurture relationships with advertisers, sponsors and the wider community.

I hail from a far-away land called the United States – you may have heard of it. I have been fortunate enough to find myself here in Taranaki where I get access to both tramping trails and seaside sunbathing.

I studied Broadcast Journalism in Colorado before working as a reporter here in New Zealand. I then made the leap to do more digital content creation and social media management, which allows me creative freedom and the ability to work with all sorts of people!

I am thrilled to be a part of The MOST’s team. Such talent, such community, such fun! Oh and while I have you here – be sure to like our Facebook page 😉