Our Board

Our Board

The board of Cumberland Community Radio Inc. (Alive 90.5 FM) are responsible for ensuring the growth and development of the station. Our board members are the key decision makers ensuring the station’s future, working on behalf of the station’s members.

Learn more about our board members below.


Executive BOard Members

Gillian Schrickker

Chairperson: Gillian Schrickker, joined the station 14 years ago to assist with a program before becoming a full time presenter in her own right. With a heart for community and volunteering within other community organisations, she joined the board as Treasurer in 2013 and held the position for 4 years before standing for Chair in 2017. Over the past year as Chair, Gillian has been able to bring together presenters and members in a friendly way, managing in an inclusive manner, allowing change to occur and promoting a cohesive working environment.  She has served the station in various ways and will continue to do so and work to increase the awareness of Alive 90.5 in the three communities we serve.


Jerome Vagg

Jerome Vagg. In early 2018, Jerome joined the station and begun presenting Drive on Tuesdays and every second Thursday. Jerome went on to join the board as an ordinary member and take over as chair of the station’s Programming Committee. Jerome is passionately working towards making Alive 90.5 one of the best stations in Sydney as well as connecting further with the communities we serve. In addition to Drive, Jerome also anchors Game On! every Saturday morning.In February 2019, Jerome became Deputy Chair.


Julie Jordan

Secretary: Julie Jordan, has been involved with Alive 90.5 for about 14 years, firstly in an informal way helping friends Janne and Murray Peterson with their program The Good Report when they were absent, and then continuing it as her own program after they moved to North Queensland. The program is a Christian one, aimed at informing all people of the Gospel message.  It includes preaching, music, the Unshackled program which is a dramatisation of life stories from Pacific Garden Mission, Bible readings and a segment called Creation Moments.  Julie has tried to serve the station in various ways, previously on the Board, and sometimes on the program Committee.  She really appreciates the opportunity to present her program each week and is thankful for all the efforts of those who keep the station running.


Board Members
MJ on the CMC Awards red carpet 2018

Matthew Brokenbrough

Matthew Brokenbrough, has been a member of Alive since 2014 and is eager to be more involved with the station. On the board, Matthew will be taking care of digital marketing as the chair and founder of our Digital Content Committee. Matthew is also an expert in various broadcasting software and will be coordinating the introduction of new play-out and automation software for the station and our presenters. In 2018, Matthew completed the Advanced Diploma of Radio Essentials at the prestigious Australian Film Television and Radio School. Matthew has been accepted to return to study at AFTRS, undertaking the Graduate Diploma of Radio in 2019. Matthew is known on air as ‘MJ’ and presents Thursday Drive fortnightly.


Darryn Capes-Davis

Darryn Capes-Davis joined Alive 90.5 in 2018 and has provided Information Technology expertise to assist with website transition amongst other things. Darryn now presents Wednesday Breakfast. Outside of Alive 90.5, Darryn also volunteers for Bike North as Ride Leader and sits on its Executive Committee as Communications Manager. Darryn is Head of Operations at Children’s Medical Research Institute where he has worked for 18 years. Darryn loves all things weather and runs the Carlingford Weather website


Dennis Johns

Dennis Johns joined the station in 2013 and begun presenting on air in the following year. His working career was focused on the sales of consumer goods through supermarkets and pharmacies. Dennis will utilise his expertise to help the station with sponsorship opportunities as a board member.

Dennis currently presents Breakfast every Friday morning and fills in on Wednesday Drive.


Mia Vantubbergh

Mia Vantubbergh joined Alive 90.5 in 2018 with a desire to give back to the local community. Over the last 20 years Mia has had a successful career in building high performance sales teams.  Her extensive knowledge and experience has her well sought after in running leadership workshop and courses throughout Sydney. Mia brought her expertise to the station, leading our work placement program, training high school students with necessary workplace skills through the fun and excitement of radio.


Learn More About Our Board Members

Darryn is a board member and assists the station with his I.T. expertise. Darryn presents Wednesday Breakfast.

Gillian has been a member of Alive for over 10 years, presents Kaleidoscope and is one of our Morning Magazine presenters.

MJ is studying the Graduate Diploma of Radio at AFTRS while presenting Thursday Drive fortnightly, serving as a Board Member and is the Chair of our Digital Content Committee.

Jerome presents Game On! and Tuesday Drive. He also presents Thursday Drive every second week, serves on the station's board and chairs our programming committee.

Julie serves the station in many ways. Julie is our secretary on the Board, and is a member of the program Committee.  Julie presents The Good Report on Sunday nights.

Dennis has been a member of the station since 2013 and presenting on air since 2014. His working career was focused on the sales of consumer goods through supermarkets and pharmacies. Dennis will utilise his expertise to help the station with sponsorship opportunities.

Mia joined Alive in 2018 with a desire to give back to the local community. Mia has been leading our work placement program, training high school students with necessary workplace skills through the fun and excitement of radio.



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