Greg King has worked in the printing and publishing industry for 51 years in a variety of management and consultative roles. He started his own company in December 1979 and has been self-employed ever since.
He co-founded the national monthly trade magazine, “TimberTrader News”, in 1985 and acquired total shareholding of the publication in 1992. He sold his interest in the magazine after almost 30 years and is currently developing marketing and media consultancies.
Greg’s business life is intertwined with his private life and he has a passionate interest in all sports, music, travel, food & wine, reading and communicating with friends. He is a life-time, third generation, Carlton supporter and believes The Mighty BlueBaggers are in his DNA. His grandfather started following Carlton in 1906 and his father, upon birth, in 1923. Even his telephone ringtone is the Carlton theme song.
Greg, and his wife Alma Reynolds, are both members of The Rotary Club of Doncaster, and the couple is actively involved in many local community projects as well as holding other national and international interests. Alma and Greg are also supporters of the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Victoria and view their time spent with children and young adults with the incredibly difficult PWS condition to be a special privilege.
For almost 40 years, Greg had harboured a secret desire to be a radio announcer. However, believing this dream had passed him by, Greg had accepted his lot in life by accepting that he would never fulfil this broadcasting ambition.
Late in 2012 Greg was offered to chance to host “The Rotary Hour” (now renamed “Rotary in Action”) on the third Tuesday of each month between 4pm and 5pm. Of course, he jumped at the opportunity.
Since then Greg has been a willing student pestering more experienced fellow announcers for hints and tips on how to improve his skill as a panel operator and how to become a more versatile announcer. Special thanks must go to Rotarian Jack Tanner, station stalwarts Kevin Yates and Adrian Hook, with strong encouragement from announcers Bob “The Legend” Clavan and Joanne “The Elephant Lady”.
Not one willing to take a back seat in most areas of his life Greg also accepted an invitation to join the 96.5 Inner FM Committee of Management where he has just commenced the first year of his second three-year term. He also believes the commitment to serve in an off-air role is an important contribution for the Station’s future direction.
As well as his spot with the “Rotary in Action” program 96.5 InnerFM offered Greg the chance to host a regular breakfast slot. Known as “A Greg’s Breakfast!” the program is three hours of popular music from the 1950s to the present day. This brings to air Greg’s favorite music gleaned from his personal collection.
From the start of 2017 “A Greg’s Breakfast!” is on air every Tuesday (except the third Tuesday of the month) from 6am to 9am. The program operates as follows: First Tuesday “From the Vault”; Second Tuesday “The New Millenniums”; Third Tuesday listen to Roger Mazzon; Fourth Tuesday “Classic Aussie Cuts”; and any Fifth Tuesday “My Personal Favorites”. Listeners with a Facebook account can “LIKE” the program at: https://www.facebook.com/gregsbreakfast?pnref=lhc
Also, six Friday evenings a year between 7pm and 9pm sees Greg join his wife, Alma, for their turn on the “Nice ‘n’ Easy” rotation. They play a mix of standards and modern music of a “softer” nature. Alma and Greg bring their own twist when they discuss each piece of music from their own perspectives – without too much musical “mumbo-jumbo”.
Finally, on the second Friday of each month Alma and Greg also host “Morning Magazine – The Lifestyle Show” between 9 o’clock and 11 o’clock. This is a mix of “comfortable” listening music and a couple of guests talking about lifestyle matters.
Listen out for Greg as he continues his “amazing adventure” in community radio broadcasting.