We reached out to Sean Castle, host of Beyond The Lyrics at SWR 99.9 FM. We asked him a couple questions about him, and what he brings to SWR.
Anyone can get involved and broadcast a program at SWR 99.9 FM! We’re always on the lookout for new shows, especially if you can bring something to SWR we don’t have yet. Find out more on how you can become involved with one of Sydney’s most prestigious local radio stations by clicking here.
What got you involved at SWR?
Sean: Always loved radio of all kinds. Talkback, sport, current affairs and politics but especially music. I have wanted to be involved in having fun with my own music show for ages and did a radio broadcasting beginners course which was great but due to a very busy job and chasing after 3 kids, I never had the time until recently.
And SWR is my local community radio and I’ve always listened to them and it made perfect sense being a local to the area to get involved. Community radio is an important part of the mix in making radio and the media accessible and available to everyone and SWR 99.9 FM is at the forefront of that.
What can your listeners expect on Beyond the Lyrics?
Sean: My aim is to let the listeners learn something to take away from either the song or the artists involved. Hence why I called my show “Beyond The Lyrics” – because I want my listeners to go on a short journey with me “Beyond the Lyrics” and hopefully that will build their enjoyment and knowledge.
Who is your favourite artist/band?
Sean: Where do I start? Where do I end?
I love Aussie rock 70-90s as my main passion. AC/DC, Chisel, Angels, INXS, Divinyls, Icehouse, you can run through a massive list of them who were all superstars and are still in big demand on the touring scene today. Look at the big festivals and see who is still leading – Barnsey, my man Farnsey, Susie De Machi, The Jets and Gleaso leading The Angels. I could go on. I also love the legends from overseas, GnR, Bon Jovi, Bowie, Springsteen – the list is endless.
But I go well beyond rock and love many genres and at the moment loving Vance Joy!
Where can I get updates from Sean?
Sean broadcasts Beyond the Lyrics every Monday night at 9pm. You can follow his Facebook Page for news and updates directly from him, or even shoot him a message if you’re keen!