200 Episodes of Spotlight

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Radio

After one year Dr Jim Taggart and myself have clocked up 200 interviews on Spotlight on Alive 90.5 FM. Its been an absolute privilege working with Jim on Spotlight and I really treasure the friendship. Here’s to the next year!

Finalist in CBAA’s Volunteer of the Year

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Radio

I am very proud to be a finalist in the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s (CBBA) Volunteer of the Year award. I was one of eight finalists with nominations being from my peers. Included below if a short piece of one of the nominations I received. “Darryn Capes-Davis is an outstanding member of the community and station volunteer contributing considerable … Read More

Finalist in 2020 Community Radio Awards

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Parramatta LGA, Radio

I am proud to be a finalist in the 2020 Community Radio Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) Awards. Overall Alive 90.5 FM had 5 finalists out of 10 nominations. I was a named finalist in the Excellence in Technical Services category. I also provided primary input to the station’s finalist achievement for Excellence in Technical Innovation. You can read all … Read More

NSW Police Legacy – Spotlight Podcasts

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Cycling, Radio

I produce and present the Alive 90.5 FM show Spotlight with Dr Jim Taggart OAM. Twice we have interviewed Det Superintendent Gary Merryweather, Chair NSW Police Legacy, to discuss what NSW Police Legacy does and the important of events like the Remembrance Bicycle Ride. You can listen to the Podcasts below.

Powerhouse at Parramatta – A cultural reality!

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Parramatta LGA

Back in March 2020 I posed the question of Powerhouse at Parramatta – A cultural reality? In summary, I believed that there was a risk that the cultural plan of City of Parramatta and the Civic Link were to be lost. I am now pleased that City of Parramatta Council has continued its support for the new Powerhouse Museum in … Read More

100 Radio Interviews with Alive 90.5 FM

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Parramatta LGA, Radio

October 2020 is a milestone in my radio journey seeing me clock up over 100 radio interview with Alive 90.5 FM. Starting on Breakfast radio in 2019, my first interview was with Raff Del Vecchio focussing on the then upcoming Police Legacy Remembrance Ride. Fast forward to October 2020 and I have now delivered or shared in over 100 interviews … Read More

Powerhouse Museum at Parramatta is a reality “in the teeth of prejudice and party opposition”.

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Parramatta LGA

When reviewing hot community topics I always strive to learn from writings of the past. NSW Locomotive No. 1 is a hot topic at the moment with myths of it disappearing to the edges of the state never to be seen again. Reading an article from 1855 (OPENING OF THE SYDNEY RAILWAY. (1855, September 27). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : … Read More

Last Day at Children’s Medical Research Institute

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Engineer

After 20 years at Children’s Medical Research Institute I have decided to split my time among the many exciting ventures that I have connected with across recent years. Today, 1st May 2020 was my last day at CMRI. I will miss my CMRI family but look forward to many exciting ventures in the wider Community of Parramatta and Western Sydney. … Read More

Powerhouse at Parramatta – Cultural Reality?

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Parramatta LGA

In 2018 I spoke at in the public forum of City of Parramatta Council. At that time I reported how the Deloitte report on the Heads of Agreement, making the Powerhouse move to Parramatta possible, stated “That design of the proposed MAAS could result in the ‘iconic’ objective set in the Cultural Plan not being met.” Now that I have … Read More

Wrap Up – Stars of Parramatta

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Parramatta LGA

17th May 2019 was the culmination of many weeks of practice for dancing the Tango in Stars of Parramatta, a fundraiser for the Cancer Council. My dance, choreographed by by professional dance partner Nicola Disley, was set to Seven Nations Army by The White Stripes. I did not win the judges score, nor was I a top fundraiser. However I … Read More