Word Wielder. Content Creator.

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What I've Done

Thanks for taking a look around. Get in touch with me via email, leacey.paige@gmail.com, if anything from this website excites you!

 

I like to tell stories.

 

Born in Sydney. Raised in Byron Bay. Currently living in Bali.

T H E  S H O R T
I've traveled through Europe, the UK, East Africa and South East Asia. I've studied and lived in New York, finished both of my tertiary qualifications in Sydney, and worked as a radio host and journalist in regional South Australia. I have taught travel writing workshops in Bali (for Global Hobo) and volunteered at rehabilitation clinics Tanzania. Now, I am currently living between Indonesia and Australia, working as a freelance journalist and copywriter and spending some well overdue time and working on my own projects (psst, it's a podcast).

T H E  L O N G
I graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) with an Adv. Dip. Radio Essentials in 2016, after completing a Bachelor of Music (Arts Management) at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM).

While living and studying in Sydney I volunteered at FBi as a music presenter and podcast producer (All The Best), Bondi Beach Radio as the presenter of a regular culture and politics show The Scope, and inundated myself with as many broadcast opportunities as possible. After a short time working for the Street Team at ARN (but making my intentions to get on air very much known), I began working as a casual music announcer for the Edge 96.1, covering the weekend shifts and stepping in for breakfast or drive when the regular talent went away. I worked hard and played hard, always juggling my responsibilities with jobs in hospitality or tourism where I could make money entertaining people, pay my rent and save to travel in my university school holidays. I took a semester off during my undergrad to move to NYC to complete an intensive at the Atlantic Theatre Company. I was awarded a scholarship from the Ian Potter Cultural Trust to assist with the tuition fees for this professional development opportunity.

My audio documentary on sleep debt - which can be listened to  here .

My audio documentary on sleep debt - which can be listened to here.

Once I had completed my post graduate at AFTRS, a call from the South Aussie country came. I packed my life into a Ford Focus hatchback and drove 1252kms into the bush to start my new job at Magic 93.1 in the Riverland. In my time there I worked in several different roles, always as a breakfast announcer but also splitting my time between covering local news, writing copy and music announcing on the weekends.

While in the Riverland I had a bi-weekly op-ed column published in the local newspaper, The Murray Pioneer (read of some of my pieces here) and several longer articles published elsewhere as a freelance writer.

During 2017 I was also able to duck momentarily back to my old stomping ground in Sydney to moderate the panel for the inaugural Women in Music Empowerment Day (held at Miss Peaches) as well as DJ at Global Hobo's 3rd Birthday party in Marrickville.

Check out my 'Haus Keeping' mixes on Soundcloud:
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I finished up at Magic 93.1 in March 2018 when I was offered a contract to work at Adelaide's hit107 for seven weeks as their live street cross presenter, helping relaunch the Black Thunders. Once that gig was up, I got straight on a flight to Bali to teach a writing workshop for Global Hobo and work freelance from my laptop. I guess you could say the Island has decided to keep me, for now...

 
 

Say Hey

 

leacey.paige@gmail.com

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Some select accolades

 

Finalist for Best Newcomer On Air
Australian Commercial Radio Awards - 2017

Top Talent to Watch in 2017
Radio Today - link here

Graduated Australian Film Television Radio School
Adv. Dip. Radio Essentials - 2016

Graduated Australian Institute of Music
Bachelor of Music (Arts Management) - 2015

Recipient of arts travel and development scholarship from The Ian Potter Cultural Trust - 2014