EST: 2010 Celebrating 10 years
With over 25 years experience in the radio industry, Geoff has had an interest in music since his school days and has played in numerous bands in Wollongong Sydney and Brisbane. He caught the radio bug in 1980 when he moved to Brisbane, where he completed the AIR TV radio course with John Knox and Jim liffe at 4BK and Channel 9.
Geoff moved to Toowoomba in the late 80’s and worked at 4AK in the award winning Breakfast show with Terry Kerr, since then he has worked at 4GR, 4WK and in Rockhampton, Charleville and Kingaroy. In 1996 Geoff purchased his own radio license an began broadcasting as Info FM (88 FM Tourist Radio). The station evolved to Double 8FM in 2004 and eventually teamed up again with Terry Kerr to establish the Power FM Group in 2010.
The Power FM Group is locally owned by Geoff Roberts and operates radio stations in Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. The station caters for the 40 year old plus music fans. The Power FM Group has established two Shopping Centre Radio Stations in Toowoomba and the ON AIR radio school, where students receive practical on air experience while training to commercial radio standards.
Kevin Howarth, AKA Krazy Kevin grew up in Oldham, England. Krazy Kevin’s career as a DJ started as a teenager in the pubs and clubs around the UK, and he quickly developed a loyal following of party goers and music lovers.
With a love for music and a fun attitude, Krazy Kevin’s talent was recognised when he won the UK DJ of the Year competition, and was then voted UK Personality DJ of the Year for two years running. After leaving the UK, Krazy Kevin travelled and worked his trade as a DJ, Compere and Master of Ceremonies in Italy, Germany, Iceland, Holland, Hong Kong and Dubai, before settling in Bahrain, the Pearl of the Persian Gulf!
With a reputation for fun, entertainment, and excellence as a DJ, Krazy Kevin was invited to audition with Radio Bahrain where he presented the prestigious Breakfast Show. Kevin really enjoyed the daily interaction with his listeners, and loved doing interviews, quizzes and engaging with people from many countries who phoned in for a chat.
He loved doing Radio in the cultural melting pot of Bahrain, and found it a hugely rewarding experience. Krazy Kevin’s career continued to grow in Bahrain and he also presented ‘FMTV Hits’, a live television show that was broadcast via satellite to communities across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
When the Asian Tsunami hit in 2005, Kevin found himself talking to many victims and their families as the tragedy unfolded. Affected by the devastation and the stories being told, Kevin knew he had to do something to help! In what was the proudest moment in his career, Krazy Kevin assembled a team of entertainers, musicians, sound people, businesses and volunteers to run an all-day benefit concert that raised in excess of $100,000 AUD, and a ‘shave your head for charity’ event that chipped in a further $20,000 AUD.
After a few years Krazy Kevin moved to the Drive Time on Radio Bahrain, and hosted a new weekly Music TV Show called Music Mania. After 12 amazing years, the call of family grew louder, and it was time to move on. Kevin and his family moved to Toowoomba in Queensland at the start of 2011 to live closer to family. Landing in Australia on the day the torrential storms and inland tsunami hit Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley, Kevin was stunned by the devastation, but amazed by the spirit and resilience of the people.
He immediately felt at home in this community. After settling into life on the Darling Downs, Krazy Kevin started his business ‘Krazy Kevin – DJ – Compere – Master of Ceremonies drawing on his international career, experience and love for entertaining people. It’s been an amazing ride since 2011, and there aren’t too many weddings, parties and events around Toowoomba, the Darling Downs and Sth East Queensland that aren’t buzzing with an injection of Krazy Kevin.
In 2017, Kevin was appointed the official Toowoomba Town Crier and has won a number of awards one being the Loudest Cry in The World at 101.7 decibels and you’ll see (and hear) him at most major public events being conducted around the Toowoomba Region. Weddings, Parties, 21st Birthdays, School Discos, Kids Parties, Community Functions, Corporate Events, Conferences, Meetings.
Whatever the gig, whatever the time, wherever the place, Call Krazy Kevin. 0459 336 832 firstname.lastname@example.org