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Bogart Torelli
  • Name Bogart Torelli
  • Company NOVA Entertainment
  • Position Smoothfm 95.3: More Music Breakfast Show Host
  • Interviewed by Social Diary on 4/2/2016
  • Q
    How long have you been in your current role?
    A
    Heading into the 4th year
  • Q
    How did you get into Radio?
    A
    I used to call Sydney jocks as a teen and give them feedback on music and their talk breaks, I went to radio school and got my first job in radio at 8HA in Alice Springs.
  • Q
    Describe a typical day.
    A
    My typical day starts at 2am when I get up and head into the smoothfm studios by 3am to start prepping for the More Music Breakfast Show. I check in with my producer Anna Crotti and our newsreader Glenn Daniel and to find out what's happening in the news then I'm on-air from 5.30am to 9am. After the show each day I'll either catch up with our Programming Director, Peter Clay, or attend a meeting or a function. Then after I've left the studios for the day I pick up my niece from school then head home for dinner and try and get an early night.
  • Q
    What has been the most exciting experience on the job?
    A
    Meeting and making wonderful friends and the amazing opportunities it has given me.
  • Q
    What's the downside of your job?
    A
    At times, having to be in front of people. I love the intimacy of being in the studio and being able to talk about some of the best artists and share some of the greatest and most memorable songs with listeners. I'm far more comfortable behind the mic, than being in the limelight in front of a crowd.
  • Q
    Have you dealt with many PRs directly during your career, and if so what has your experience been like?
    A
    Of course. I am always open to hearing from PR people and have found the experience to be great.
  • Q
    What are you looking for on your show - what sort of pitch would get an immediate response?
    A
    Warm, positive, feel good. I guess just being able to relate to our listeners.
  • Q
    Do you attend many media events?
    A
    As many as I am able to with my 2am wakeup and 3am start.
  • Q
    Do invitations come directly to you, through the network or through your agent - and which do you prefer?
    A
    My producer Anna normally coordinates invites so is the best first point of call.
  • Q
    Where do you see your industry in 5 years?
    A
    One week is a long time in radio though, I have very fortunate to have been able to work in this amazing industry for the past 33 years.
  • Q
    If you weren't on radio, what would you be?
    A
    A singer
  • Q
    Your Twitter/Instagram is?
    A
    @smoothfm953