Your Story Ep 39: Patty. Funeral Photography, Web Cams and Radio Personality.

By , December 11, 2009 11:04 am

This is an introduction to my interview on Ian Kath’s wonderful podcast site Your Story.

I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Ian earlier in 2009, over cafe glasses of water and a delightful West End afternoon. Make sure you check out Ian’s site, and watch his Tango and travel videos, and of course the other podcasts and interviews. Good one Ian!

Listen now.
Outrageous, vivacious and exuberant (along with some off mic cussing) is what you get when you meet Patty Beecham. It’s a name I haven’t heard for years but there it is in my Twitter stream. Fancy that, you can meet celebrities on Twitter, well you can decide where on the A to Z celebrity line she sits.

As someone who recognised her name I had to go and check out her site and see what she’s been up to all these years. That’s where I listened to her radio cross as she climbed the Story Bridge (long before the safety harnesses of bridge climb) and where I discovered her Funeral Photography and Living Wakes.

Being the daughter of an Anglican Priest, Patty respectfully captures the farewell moments of a persons funeral, that in time when the grieving relatives are ready can be viewed remembering the day they said goodbye with slide shows and DVD’s.

I remembered Patty from her days with Peter Dick on breakfast at 612 4QR, ABC Local Radio nearly 20 years ago. She was the roving reporter who was sent on the “interesting” assignments to give the breakfast show some entertainment, sometimes at the cost of poor Patty being the brunt of the adventures. To get a bit of a feel for the mayhem that ensured check out this archive of the Breakfast Show below, or listen to various episodes of the ABC Brisbane Breakfast Show here . *scroll down to the best bits, lol.

Listen to my interview here .

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