Community radio station manager Paula Kruger shares the origins of her interests in radio and storytelling and in doing so tells some of her own personal story. This episode features a discussion of Paula’s approach to overcoming a fear of public speaking (in high school) before finding a home in Thailand (in early adult years) and carving out a media career (including many years at the ABC). Paula is currently Managing Director of 2SER 107.3FM Sydney.
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A version of this conversation was first broadcast on the radio by 2SER 107.3FM.
The conversation starts with Paula’s reflections on family connections in Fiji’s Lau archipelago. Below is a photo of Paula as a young child with her family on the island of Vanua Balavu in 1974.
Image supplied by Paula Kruger for use by the Wide Open Air Exchange. The audio player below features a one minute audio excerpt of Paula describing the photo and her position in it relative to other family members.
The music featured in this episode is ‘Whiskey Priest’ by Vape Dadz used with permission.