With over 40 years of experience in commercial radio, 20 of those in the Auckland marketplace (one of the most competitive in the world), Larry is well-known nationally and internationally as an outstanding broadcaster and station manager.
Larry was the recipient of the USA Radio Wayne General Manager of the Year Award in 1996. Under Larry’s guidance, More FM Auckland won Metropolitan Station of the Year at the NZ Radio Awards in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2003 – making Larry and his team a force to be reckoned with! Larry and the team at More FM also won the Best Place to Work in NZ Award in 2004. Larry was also awarded in 2007 the NZ Radio Award for Outstanding Contribution to Radio.
It’s now back to the future for Larry, finally using his Diploma in Teaching, Bachelor Broadcasting Communications and experience, as a tutor at Auckland’s NZRTS, Whitireia Polytechnic.
Announcing and Production (Auckland)
Kim has over 40 years’ experience in radio (read that again) – 40 years in radio!
In that time, he has won over 20 international and national radio awards.
Kim has been a breakfast radio host for over 25 years and was part of the long-running More FM Auckland’s Breakfast Show Kim and Corbett for 16 years (he was the “Kim” bit in that).
He has also been Programme Director for Radio Hauraki, & Triple M 89 FM, Creative Director Radio Hauraki, and produced radio legend Blackie.
Kim is now imparting his ridiculously vast knowledge to the lucky students of the NZ Radio Training School. His skill set includes on air (obviously) with his technical skills in production and programming also coming to the fore. Having started in the vinyl days (that’s records not trousers), Kim has seen it all and he’s a hell of a nice guy, too.
Journalism Tutor (Auckland)
Cyfarchion i chi ac i holl ddinasyddion y byd (Greetings to you all and the citizens of the world).
Myrddin is our token Welshman (Welsh is his first language). He arrived on New Zealand soil in 2006, and continued to work in the medium that he truly believes in: journalism.
A print-trained journalist, Myrddin has spent time working as a reporter and editor for community newspapers, dabbled in PR, and transitioned to working online in the year 2000. He worked for the New Zealand Herald as their online entertainment editor, and was also their resident gossip guy for a number of years.
He joined the NZRTS in 2014, having previously taught new media journalism at the AUT.
Lance has over 20 years experience in radio.
He began his career at Aotearoa Radio 603 AM. From there, he moved to the drive show on More
FM Auckland where he presented one of the first tandem radio shows, ‘The Afternoon Breakfast with Brent and Lance”. Their show was nominated a finalist from breakfast shows around the world at the New York Festivals.
More recently, Lance has been the breakfast host on More FM Rodney.
He has also presented Fishing TV shows, is the on-field big screen presenter at Eden Park, and undertakes various MC work.
Lance has a Bachelor of Communication Studies (Radio Major) and brings his vast on-air experience as a tutor to the NZRTS.
Poutoko Tikanga Māori (Cultural Adviser)
Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Koroki-Kahukura
Rā comes from a Māori broadcasting background with more than 12 years experience in the Iwi Radio Network. He’s been involved in and responsible for Māori language and cultural programming, programme directing, production management, on-air training and more.
Rā is totally committed to the revitalisation, promotion and retention of the Māori language and culture. He’s a fluent speaker of the Māori language, and is grounded in tikanga and kawa (traditional Māori customs and protocols).
Rā is currently the Remote Programme Director for Te Reo Irirangi o Maniapoto (MFM) based in Te Kūiti.