Introducing Neil Butler
Neil Butler is a small business operator based in Geelong in regional Victoria. Having grown up in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, he started his teaching career in north-western Victoria and then in Gippsland, in the east of the state.
After moving into the corporate sector, he spent 11 years working with the regional fuel distributors in every corner of regional Australia. At some point in all of that time, he developed a passion for life in rural towns and regional cities, which remains a passion to this day.
In 2007, a chance opportunity to present a one-off program on community radio in Melbourne sparked another passion - broadcasting, and more recently, podcasting. This has led to a weekly program on Geelong radio (The 2 Blokes Chatting Radio Show - which includes the Regional Roundup segment) and several podcasts, many of which focus on regional Australia.
Neil's "podversational" style (his business is called Podversations!) lends itself to the kind of podcast that sounds like two mates chatting in the front bar of the local pub. Always keen to chat to regional folk, it was this combination that led to The Regional 250.
Away from the microphone, Neil is the proud father of Lucy and Sam, and most recently, the "Pop" to Maverick. He loves consuming excellent Shiraz and double espressos, mostly while listening to the very excellent music on Turn Back Time Radio (the online music radio station he founded in 2018). He has been a member of the Brisbane Lions / Fitzroy in the VFL / AFL every year since 1983 and supports two local footy teams in the Victorian country leagues - Stony Creek (in the Mid Gippsland FL) and the Geelong West Giants (in the Geelong FL and Geelong & District FL).
Oh, and if you are thinking about an event that requires an MC - particularly one that requires someone with a regional Australian outlook - he does a bit of that as well! You can get in touch with him via our contact page.