What show do you present on Triple R? When can we catch you on air?
Out on the Patio – every Wednesday 4pm-7pm
How long have you been at the radio station?
I started out doing fills in mid-2016
When did present your first show? How did that come about?
Like most, my first show was a Graveyard about two years ago. I then went on to fill in on as many shows as I could, before – much to my surprise – I was offered the drivetime spot to present Out on the Patio.
What is your earliest recollection of Triple R?
Born and raised in Melbourne, I can’t quite pinpoint the first time I saw a RRR bumper sticker, but I feel like I’ve always been aware of it. My older sister did high school work experience at Triple R when I was about 10, though, and I remember thinking it sounded like a pretty cool place.
What, or who, inspires you?
I’m inspired by the need to rid the world of toxic masculinity. On a more tangible level, I think I’m generally inspired by people who do good yet retain humility. I’ve somehow managed to find myself with a partner and friends who are incredibly impressive people and let me bask in their reflected glow– intelligent, creative, funny, talented, driven people who make a truly positive difference in the world. But my favourite thing is that they’re just a whole lot of fun to be around. I’m also inspired by my family, especially Mum – she failed Year 12 after the sudden death of her father, only to go back in her 30s, after having three kids, to study for over a decade and become a psychologist. Now she spends her days helping people recover from trauma.
What genre of music is your favourite?
I love listening to a wide range so it is very hard to narrow it down to just one! Luckily, in my show I don’t have to – there’s a time and a place for folk, alt-country, garage, punk, rock, hip hop, pop, soul, funk, disco, electronic and techno; I just never know what time and place all the listeners are in, so I try to cover it all!
How would you describe your choice of music in food form?
A smorgasbord (RIP Smorgy’s).
Why is Triple R important? Why should we subscribe?
Triple R is integral to Melbourne – as a station it nurtures young talent, independent media, and gives a voice to those who otherwise wouldn’t be heard. As a community, it is inclusive, diverse, and tuned in to what Melburnians (and Australians in general) are all about. It truly is a unique asset and we should not take it for granted. Plus, subscribers are entitled to heaps of benefits (gigs, screenings, giveaways) all year round.
What’s your scene?
There’s a risk of being pigeonholed when you associate yourself with one particular scene, but the scene around Triple R – one that encapsulates a love of music, diversity, independence and creativity – is pretty great.
When Monique Sebire isn’t at Triple R, she works as a digital content coordinator and will soon be a secondary school teacher.
All manner of on-air shenanigans will be happening from Friday 17 August till Sunday 26 August.
Special guests on Breakfasters (Monday to Friday from 6am to 9am) will include:
* RVG (performing live at 8.45am on Friday 17 August)
* Comedian Anne Edmonds (having a chinwag at 7.45am Monday 20 August)
* Cash Savage (performing live at 8.45am Tuesday 21 August)
* Jen Cloher (breaking hearts with a live performance at 7.45am Wednesday 22 August)
* Cable Ties (playing tunes live on-air at 8.15am Wednesday 22 August)
* Judith Lucy (making us chuckle at 8.45am Wednesday 22 August)
* Andrew WK (having a convo at 8.15am Friday 24 August)
* Kaiit (performing live at 8.15am Friday 24 August)
More awesome people will be popping up on shows right around the clock.
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