Joan presents “Monday Drive” from 6–10pm. She commences with a half hour musical after the 6pm news. The program consists of music with a “show biz”/theatrical flavour. At 7:30pm there is a drop-in program – “Sounds of Sinatra”. At 10pm there is the final news broadcast before signing off.
How did you first connect with GDR?
After an 11 year stint at 88.3 Southern FM, (at that stage based in Mentone) I was looking to be involved with a radio station closer to home, and a friend suggested I contact Golden Days. In 2008 I was appointed as the “Monday Drive” presenter, and still continue in this role.
Why did you want to be a presenter?
Having worked in community theatre all my life, I enjoyed the interaction with our listeners.
What experience do you want to give your listeners?
Before COVID I had a 30 minute “Theatreland” – segment during which I promoted community theatre in and around Melbourne. Includes interviews with directors, cast members about their upcoming productions. When COVID hit our theatres closed down. So with no theatre news to report, I wanted to keep the theatre vibe alive – hence my reason for introducing a musical in my program. The feedback has been extremely positive.