Oh yeah the old ear glued to the radio speaker so as not to both miss the strange new wonderful music and the artist's name and record...late at night tucked up cosy in bed!
(Please don't let the battery run down now, don't ring! don't knock!)
The excitment and magic of the 'new' that only spoke to me as a young teenager and I so avidly listened...I was not alone! I had in my possession an audio compass to help guide me through the intimidating strangeness of 9 to 5 jobs, 30 year house mortgages, marriage, kids...that confronted me as I left High School...but, but, but I'm only 18 years old!
You are so right about Chris creating the 'mould' for the emerging nascent community broadcasting stations in decades to come in Australia!
Chris was my role-model of a presenter, warm voice and quietly spoken, not so musical knowledgeable but I endeavored...way, way back when the first mud-brick Community FM Radio hit Bellingen NSW. I even helped with 2BBB FM's construction and also the local Steiner School but I digress!
It was a long way from Mulgrave to Bellingen and et al and you helped me get started Chris...R.I.P...