Meet the Board

The DBCR Inc. Board of Management

Donnybrook Balingup Community Radio is managed by an all volunteer board, which is elected annually at our Annual General Meeting. Board members meet on the first Tuesday of every month in the Studio at 10 Allnut Street Donnybrook.

Executive Board Members

Barry Green – Chairperson

I trained as a radio technician. I was involved with community radio when we were living on Cocos Island and saw what a powerful community building tool it was. Having been a Lions member for over 30 years, I understand the importance of community organisations and believe that the radio service will be valuable to all who want to promote their activities, as well as catering for a wide range of musical interests.

Ian Drummond – Vice Chairperson

I’ve spent the last 30 years in the music industry, arriving in Donnybrook 3 years ago from NZ via London. During my years I have listened to many radio stations around the world, and it is a medium that can connect many disparate people living within local communities. It is a unique challenge to operate a start-up radio station, and I also enjoy being on air. As well as radio, I am also involved in music performance and theatre.

Lynda Anderson – Secretary

I’ve been the Secretary of DB Community Radio since September 2018. With over 5 years of clerical experience, 3 years as a small business owner, 6 years in the Arts, an online business owner and 13 years in community & residential care, my love for music brought me to volunteer for DBCR then to the Secretary role.​

Alex Brown – Treasurer

I’ve been living in Donnybrook since 2008. I have a great interest in creative arts, and I think a community radio station could be a great tool for local creative talent, so I’m hoping to meet, and work with, many interesting people. I’m also an actor for the Donnybrook Theater Troupe, and would like to bring those skills to the radio as a presenter or possibly even an actor in some radio plays.

General Board Members

John Ridgeway

I spent more than 25 years working for the WA State Government, managing projects. I became involved with the radio station in order to use my experience in developing it from the ground up. My role is to develop and manage the business plan and then to help establish the radio station as a community organisation based on sound business principles. With a strong business foundation the radio station will be able to provide a wide range of programmes that meet the interests of our community.

Jackie Cavill

Retired and living in Donnybrook since February 2011, my background is secretarial and computer software training and support. I am a member of the Donnybrook Arts & Crafts Group and the Donnybrook Writers’ Group. I became interested in Community Radio when living in Perth and volunteered at 990AM 6RPH Radio for the Print Handicapped in Welshpool for 4 years.

Connie Russo

Have been living in Newlands for the past 40 years. My husband Joe and I have been working our Orchard for 18 years and have 3 children. I have been involved in a number of committees, secretary for St Mary’s Primary School P&F 2 years, St Mary’s School Board 4 years, committee member for Donnybrook Apple Festival 4 years. My hobbies are being involved with my grandchildren’s activities , sewing and listening to good music.

Don Hyland

30 years mixed business entrepreneurship, marketing and management.
Has been involved with Donnybrook-Balingup community since 1994.
Currently self-employed Private Investigator, Workplace Training & Assessing and Emergency Response Team Medic.

Nate Stokes

I have been a board member since 2017. I am a computer programmer and audio engineer by training, and I have worked as a musician and dj for most of my life. My main interest is guitar.

Neil Simpson

I am a singer and bringer of memories. Moved to Donnybrook in October 2021 and started my broadcasting career shortly after. A music fanatic, having owned music stores in Perth and Birmingham UK. I have a broad taste in music and an ear for a good tune. Closer to 60 than 50 now but not letting age slow me down. When you haven’t got a internet search engine at hand ask me and I will probably know the song you are searching for.

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