Welcome to the sixth episode of Sweetman Podcast. This one is a chat with Phil O’Brien, radio personality. You may know Phil from his current stint as host of Saturday Night on Radio NZ National or for his co-hosting of Matinee Idle, a show he created over a decade ago.
But Phil O’Brien’s career in radio stretches back over 40 years and includes stints on commercial radio, work with Radio New Zealand and passing gigs as a drummer, a publicist and in radio and video production and presenting.
We sat down for a chat that rolled out over two hours and took us through many of O’Brien’s career highlights – and some lowlights. And the thread of it all was a great love of music. It was my pleasure to sit and share stories with Phil and to hear so many stories that kept me hooked.