ABOUT Golden Days radio 95.7 FM

Golden Days Radio has a music format that has broad appeal for people of any age who have an affection for and appreciation for the nostalgic sound of radio as it used to be from the 1930s into the 1960s.

The unique sound of Golden Days Radio which is carefully formulated to fill the void. the nostalgic sound of radio as it used to be heard from the 1930s to the 1960s.

So it’s on the music and radio style of those years that Golden Days Radio mainly concentrates, with some attention given to music outside those parameters provided it is of good lyrical and melodic quality and of an evergreen standard which falls kindly on the ear.

Many listeners attracted to this type of sound also value the light classics, operetta, ballads and musical comedy and there is a place for these genres too, in the Golden Days’ range of musical styles.

If you need any assistance listening to any of our streams please consider checking out our Streaming Support section.

You can also listen to some of our podcasts under the GDR Podcasts section.

The Golden Days Radio Story

Golden Days Radio history goes back to June 1990 when Dom Iacono, registered an expression of interest with the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal for a “special interest licence” catering to the needs of senior citizens.

He placed advertisements in suburban newspapers asking for interested persons to contact him with a view to forming an association for that purpose.

Dom convened the first meeting of the group at the Bentleigh RSL. He invited Col Williams (who had already applied for a licence on behalf of the war veteran community) to join the group.

Both men, together with Jack Burgesson, the then station engineer at 3SCB Moorabbin, formed a steering committee. By early 1992 membership stood at around 40 and an application was made for a test licence.

In September 1992 the first test broadcasts were made and went to air for 7 days at 10 hours per day. The subsequent conversion of the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal to the Australian Broadcasting Authority led to a change in categories of community broadcasting licensing and it became obvious that there would be considerable delay before a permanent licence would be issued.

With help from our patron Pete Smith (OAM) Golden Days Radio has grown into what it is today

Mission Statement

“To promote on community radio the nostalgic sound of music and information that has broad appeal for people of any age, particularly the senior members of the community”.

News

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Past History

Golden Days Radio history goes back to June 1990 when Dom Iacono, registered an expression of interest with the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal for a “special interest licence” catering to the needs of senior citizens.

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