For some great stories from this period, check out "Pig City" by Andrew Stafford (UQ Press)
Bill Riner: "I had some skills that I thought I could help people with, so in the lead up to the station going on air, I did some production workshops, told people how to splice (tape), and odds and ends, how to get by with only a little bit of equipment... I had a burning desire to work in FM radio. Sonically, it was an amazing challenge. I was into sound as art and making radio as art..."