Rod Bloomfield - People of O-Town
“I trained for radio at the Max Rowley Media Academy in Sydney - Max was one of the best in the business and put literally hundreds of people into radio and TV.
My career took me from Sydney to Parkes and Tamworth, before returning to where I got my commercial radio start - 2GZ, which is where I spent the next decade. Despite owning a business (local Ink and toner supplier Inakbility) these days, I still have a ‘side hustle’ as the lunchtime show host on Radio 2EL 1089am.
I have been singing off and on all my life and these days I do a bit of guest vocals for The Tin Roof Big Band, which is based in Dubbo/Wellington
It's great to still be doing local radio after all these years and I’m grateful I’m allowed on air each day.
I'm most proud of my wife, Christine Ireland who I have been married to for 18 years. She works as a practice clinical psychologist and she is passionate about her clients and their wellbeing. Her commitment to people, and her passion for various social justice issues make me very proud of her.
I love living in Orange, running about town with delivery's each day reminds me why I love this city, seeing familiar faces and having a chat with customers is fantastic. I love my little family and our much- loved cat Ollie, who is possibly a little spoilt. I support the Sydney Roosters and always have music playing. I also have a hankering to get some beehives at some point.. we will see.”