Blue Tomato Media is currently operated out of the south eastern suburbs in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia by Steve Monro.
With over a decade of experience working in radio at various levels across the industry, Steve has a wealth of knowledge in broadcasting.
The path for radio started at Trans World Radio Australia in the Melbourne studios working on the global youth show The Reality Zone and continued when the show moved to Woodlands Media, with Wes Jay, this was the early beginnings of a long career in radio industry.
Over the years Steve has worked in various areas of radio doing production, announcing, paneling and other tech roles as required, writing custom code and finding unique solutions to problems. As with many radio people, he has moved a few times and worked at remote commercial networked station (HillFM, Broken Hill) to metro community (LightFM, Melbourne) and also a national network as Assistant Content Director (Vision Christian Media (Vision Radio Network), based in Brisbane) consisting over 600 hundred broadcast sites using LPON, AM, FM and satellite technologies.
Utilising broadcast software from RCS such as NexGen, Master Control, Selector, GSelector and Zetta, to others such as Station Playlist, and not to forget the Adobe Suite with Audition and Premiere Pro, these roles have been more than just broadcasting and communicating with audiences, but also at a specialist technical level.
Steve was the producer for a nationally syndicated radio show History Makers for 3 years, and also the Saturday night show host as heard across Australia in rural, outback and metro frequencies, on Vision Christian Radio(formally known as Vision Radio Network).
Much of Steve's time is spread out working with UCB affiliated radio stations in multiple countries in the Pacific Islands. Steve also assists with the installation or building of stations, and the programming of the stations with local content that is culturally relevant to the listening audience at commercial radio standards. He also trains and mentors staff in those locations. You'll also find Steve working at the 'mother-ship' office of Vision Christian Media (UCB Australia) on occasions.
Steve has also been an active member in the State Emergency Service of Victoria, NSW and Queensland. Like many people with service history of 17 years or more, he has attended many hundreds of rescues, including road, rail, industrial, animal and farming accidents.
A new initiative is the Australian Rescue Podcast, where Steve chats to rescuers about jobs they have attended. If you are in an emergency service and a first responder, then you'll want to hear their stories today and sign up for the podcast.