McCarthy radio brings wow factor to Penrith

Craig Laffin and Darren McErlain in the McCarthy studio
Craig Laffin and Darren McErlain in the McCarthy studio

Radio station WOW-FM is building a loyal following with the McCarthy Radio show in Penrith.
McCarthy Catholic College, Emu Plains Careers Adviser and Teacher Craig Laffin presents the program every Monday from the studios in St Marys. The program features school-based success stories in the local region to highlight what educators do best,
Craig said a recent show involved former McCarthy student and WOW-FM producer from the mid-90s Darren McErlain.
‘We were fortunate to have a conversation on the show with Darren, a local Primary teacher from St Mary MacKillop, and he shared his inspirational stories of working in the media.’
Darren said he started at WOW-FM with a comedy sketch show called the Radical Radio Racket in 1991 that was syndicated to many community radio stations across Australia by satellite.
‘I am grateful for WOW-FM for giving me that initial start in Penrith radio,’ Darren said. ‘In 2015, I do file stories for Perth, Yass, Newcastle and Sydney, but I am always honoured to make a contribution to radio in my hometown of 40 years.’ 
Darren is the official voice of OnlyNumber#1s online radio station with Penrith’s target radio network, the home of VintageFM. He is a freelance reporter for the Evening News Perth, Hunter TV Newcastle, Thursday Live on YassFM and recently The Daily on 2SER-FM in Sydney.
Presenter Craig Laffin said the McCarthy Radio Show is ideal for students interested in pursuing a career in the media, as it allows them to demonstrate their communication skills when they appear on the show.
‘I encourage students and teachers to make contact with the show to share their journey, because it allows them prepare material to share with a local audience and observe media production in action,’ Craig said. ‘We talk about a range of topics ranging from teaching and learning, business, careers, sport and topics that benefit those in education or other industries.’
McCarthy Radio Show airs Monday nights 6-7pm on WOW-FM 100.7
To appear on the show, email Craig on or phone (02) 4735 3211. A podcast of the interview with Craig Laffin & Darren McErlain can be heard via this link
Posted By Natasha Borg at 30/04/2015 4:43:22 PM

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