Owen McKern has been a part of Melbourne’s community radio sector and independent music scene for close to two decades. Between 1998 and 2012 Owen produced and presented the influential program ‘Delivery’ every Sunday afternoon on 3RRR FM. Each week ‘Delivery’ featured two hours of instrumental Australian music covering everything from acoustic music to post-rock, avant-garde experimental works, electronica and sound-art. From 2007 to 2011 he was the Program Manager at fine music station 3MBS and since February 2012 Owen has been the Program Manager at PBS 106.7.
Outside of community radio Owen has presented numerous new music and contemporary jazz programs, filling-in on ABC Classic FM and has also worked professionally for independent arts organization RMIT Union Arts. Currently he sits on the Boards of progressive arts companies Speak Percussion, the Click Clack Project and Jolt Arts Inc.
Owen has a long-standing commitment to the development and support of new Australian music and has previously managed local bands and artists.