A Life Unexpected Director heads back to where it all began

Bob Phillips, Sally McLean, Judy Banks & Bobby Galinsky on air at RPP-FM
Bob Phillips, Sally McLean, Judy Banks & Bobby Galinsky on air at RPP-FM

A Life Unexpected Director/Producer, Sally McLean, along with fellow producer Ben Steel and Executive Producer, Bobby Galinsky, headed back to where it all began for her as a producer yesterday – radio station 3RPP FM on the Mornington Peninsula.

It was a day of reunions, as Sally and Bobby were being interviewed by two of Sally’s early mentors, Bob Phillips (former Channel 9 Producer) and Judy Banks (former TV Presenter and now Actress) on their show “Sugar ‘n Spice” in studio.

Sally began her work behind the scenes, as well as on air at RPP while she was in her final year of high school.  She began with a Saturday morning presenting/producing slot and would go onto co-present the breakfast program at the station for 12 months, before moving into presenting Drivetime as well as producing a youth radio show, presented by teens for teens every Thursday evening.

After four years at RPP, she was presented with the highest accolade possible at the station at their annual Public Awards Gala, before she headed off to London to train at drama school and eventually work at the BBC.

Much has changed since Sally spent time in the RPP studios.  New location, new studios, new Station Manager and staff – all very exciting for this local radio station’s future.

After spending a wonderful half an hour on air with Bob and Judy talking about the documentary, Sally’s career in Australia and the UK and Bobby’s career in Australia and Hollywood (filmed by Ben for the “Making Of”), it was off to have lunch and then head back to Melbourne.

Producers Sally & Ben ham it up for the camera at The Rocks, Mornington while waiting for lunch
Producers Sally & Ben ham it up for the camera at The Rocks, Mornington while waiting for lunch

The A Life Unexpected team would like to thank Bob & Judy and all the staff at RPP for their hospitality, for showing us around the new studios (which are looking amazing) and wish you all well for all the fantastic plans you have for the place.  We look forward to coming back soon!

Until next time …

The Team at A Life Unexpected

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