Monday nights – 10pm/Midnight
About the Host
Matt McCaughey, another example of the clever young talent the Coast has to offer (and a pioneer of the ‘Youth Movement’ of CoastFM), has had a life of ups and downs. Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as a child, he went through school feeling every emotion possible. However, he made it through with a respectable Higher School Certificate and is now in the early stages of his career. His love has always been music, however after spending weeks volunteering for youthconnections.com.au, he also realised his potential for radio. After completing the 2009 Presenter’s Training course, he’s now gotten a weekly gig, opening the doors to the Indie Rock Café.
About the Café
One of the (if not) only programs broadcasted live at the late time of 10pm, IRC is a show that caters to the young/middle aged group, as well as those who work in the night. The genre? Just about any, really, from Rock and Indie to Folk and even Electro…and all the way back. As for the presenters, we’ve got a young man with an almost-encyclopaedic knowledge of music, as well as visits from several other great characters from time to time.
In 2011, he has hired another chef to his kitchen, the tall and very knowledgeable Jon Isaac, who brings another dimension (wacky and insane) to the Café, and since, both have thrilled customers old and new. His signature talent is the Birthday shout-out section.
So, in a nutshell, Indie Rock Café is a fun, quirky radio show, playing just about any genre, primarily from the ‘90s to this new decade (although it has been known to contain traces of ‘70s and ‘80s).
Indie Rock Café have since created some remarkable themes for the show, including the ‘Lights Out’ show where every song broadcast is acoustic, the Adulthood Tour, which had guests in for the entire month of August (both Matt & Jon’s birth month), and ‘Musically Gaming’ which mainly consists of songs and music from video games.
Hosts: Matt McCaughey & Jon Isaac
Recurring guest(s): Sons of Alamo, October Rage
Logo by Erin Ritchens
Title by Matt McCaughey