New gig for Kew radio DJ

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Kew's Steve Woods with his self-published book.

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Kew’s Steve Woods spent “the best part of 30 years” writing his book, For the Record.

That’s because the former radio host and voice-over artist used to host the My Generation program with Jono Coleman on Gold FM, and presented the ‘classic nine at 9’ on K Rock breakfast radio in Geelong.

Woods, 55, had to research and gather information to present across the airwaves for those radio shows and the material he gathered formed the basis for his 450-page book, “an almanac” of pop culture from 1964 to 2017.

“I collected facts and figures and pop culture references for every year (for the radio) and eventually thought ‘I’ve got enough for a book here’,” he said.

The book started with 1964 because that was when the Beatles arrived in Australia, marking a “line in the sand”, he said.

“It finishes in 2017 because pop culture keeps rolling on and I have teenage boys so I wanted it as up-todate as possible,” he said.

To find out where you can pick up a copy: fortherecord.com.au