Tune in to Brekky and Workdays with Dave weekdays from 6am-2pm across the Greater Hedland Area.
Born in Scotland, which won't be immediately obvious as there's "no' a skerrick o' accent", the big fella landed in Australia the same year St. Kilda topped the VFL ladder at the end of the season, yet lost the grandy to fourth-placed Essendon. As a six-year-old, Davo first breathed the freshness of the Pilbara air and immediately lost all interest in staying clean in the ever present red dirt.
After completing his schooling, and a forgettable one-year stint at WAIT studying applied mathematics and computing, Dave began working "down pit" - and at the local community radio station, where the bug sank its teeth in. He was hooked.
After community radio, stints with the ABC, DMG radio and Southern Cross Austereo followed. And now.....he's back, back in the Pilbara groove....
He was at primary school in the Pilbara when the rail line from Hedland to Newman was finally completed. When Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon, he was attending primary school here in the Pilbara. Australia adopted the metric system and he was still a primary school kid living in the Pilbara. He was at high school as a Pilbara youth when we said farewell to both Elvis Presley and John Lennon.
He was working on the largest open cut iron ore mine in the Pilbara when Australia celebrated its bicentenary and was teaching at a Pilbara primary school when Cathy Freeman won Olympic Gold in Sydney. In short, he's either lived, studied or worked in the region in the 1960's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and 00's and is keen to add the 2010's to the list.
Despite having his own teeth, Dave is a Collingwood supporter in Oz ball, Manly in the League, and Chelsea in pommy football (pattern forming here?).
Prepared and willing to talk sport with you - any sport, doesn't matter - as well as local issues.
Regular guests include;
- Melissa from Care for Hedland
- Town of Port Hedland Mayor Kelly Howlett (Tuesdays 9.20am)
- Beth and Sarah from OZHELP
- Brad from the Matt Dann Theatre and Cinema
- Michelle from the Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce
- Cat, GM of the Esplanade Hotel
- Tracey from the Hedland Well Women's Centre
- Julie talks the history of Hedland
- Danielle from Crawford Realty
- The folks from Ray White
- ...and other newsworthy/special guests passing through the North West!