About A Breath of Fresh Air

So glad you’ve stopped by. Thank you. I’m Sandy Kaye and like most people, I’m really into the music I grew up with – the soundtrack of my own life.

It’s the music of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s that takes me back. The Blues and R&B speak to my soul. My taste is a little eclectic and I try to feature the tunes that really move me in some way or another.

As a journalist with a long history in both radio and television in Australia, I also love a good story. As such, I always aim to combine a terrific story with some awesome music. I really want you to be both entertained and to learn something new every time you tune in.

 A Breath of Fresh Air is my passion project. I wake up with it and go to sleep at night with it. I research, produce and present relentlessly and spend a good deal of time tracking down  the people who make the music. It makes me very happy to share their stories  and their lives with you. I love to hear where they’ve come from, how they became successful, what lies behind the music and what they’re up to today. I really hope you do too. 

ABOFA began as a covid project. It’s now a national weekly, hour-long show that’s broadcast on radio stations right across Australia as well through several stations internationally. I’m so grateful to you for tuning in and really encourage you, if you have any comments or suggestions, to get in touch with me.

A wise man once told me that if you can find a way to do what you love, you will love your work. He was right. 

I hope you enjoy A Breath of Fresh Air as much as I love creating it for you.

As a journalist, my other love is stories so if I can mix good stories with good music then I'm in heaven

Allan Craig and Charlie

Allan and Charlie are my biggest supporters. Allan provides advice and constructive criticism. Given his extensive background in broadcast journalism, I’m eternally grateful for his sharp ear and tongue. Allan joins me each week as Media Critic to help you decide what to watch and what not to watch on screen.  Meanwhile our little Charlie adds love and affection. He’s often snuggled in next to me on the couch as I build this program from my laptop. 

Ricardo Branco Rogoski

Ricardo is an audio engineer and sound designer with a twenty-year career in recording studios, general audio production who currently work in live audio broadcast at a major TV station. Born in southern Brazil, he lives in Porto Alegre city, where he has been in love with music since he was a small child. He has studied the art and technology of recording and mixing and gratefully, brings his amazing skills to help ensure that A Breath Of Fresh Air sounds just awesome.