Presenter - John Amor


John Amor
John Amor

1. What time is your time slot and what does your session consist of? (segments, types of music, serials etc)

SUNDAY SERENADE – Sunday 11.00

Traditional music from the early 20th century, comprising ballads, vintage popular songs, choral, operetta, brass bands and light orchestral music.


2. How did you first connect with GDR?

Just before I retired in 1992 I saw in the “Green Guide” a paragraph about a test broadcast by a group seeking to establish a radio station for senior citizens.  I tuned to the station and telephoned in response to the call for volunteers.  Later that year, the founders of GDR invited me to become the treasurer of the interim committee. I was elected to the Committee of Management at the first AGM in 1993 and have been on the Committee ever since, serving as Station Manager, Program Manager, President and, currently, Treasurer.


3. Why did you want to be a presenter?

I was attracted by the potential to serve the lonely and the housebound and also by the concept of allowing retired people to experience for the first time the pleasure of presenting a radio program for their peers. My first experience was as a panel operator for the test broadcasts from Southland in 1993.  My first regular timeslot was as the Saturday breakfast presenter in 1994.


4. What experience do you want to give your listeners?

I have a particular interest in the melodic and sentimental style of music which was popular 100 years ago, and I like to keep this alive each Sunday at 11 am.

Program List

DayProgram NameTime Frame
GDR Program Guide on Sunday11am - 2pm Music
11am - 2pm