Melvin Grew up in the Hunter Region of NSW and pursued a high school teaching career (both Government and Catholic) spanning more that 25 years in Science, Mathematics and Technology in South West Sydney schools.
He resigned from Catholic Teaching service to move to Tasmania in 2004. Met up with local Community Broadcaster in May 2004 and started volunteering in presenting and technical operation at that station.
He then joined the Management Committee in 2006 and was treasurer and President in later years. Technical Achievements during his time were the station's first ever outside broadcast and the conversion from a Telstra Audio link to their transmitter to an UHF STL Unit. Also commissioned our translator service service into the Kingborough Region on 98.5 MHz FM. Started doing presenter training during those years also.
In October 2005 became employed at 7RPH, where he still works as Assistant (Production/Training/Volunteer) Manager. Conducted various training courses at 7RPH over the years and looks forward to continuing that.
He lives in the wilds of the Huon Valley in a minimalist existence and stays in Hobart during his (part time) working week.
Melvin's term as Board Member with the CMTO is until August 2020.