Presenter - John Clarke


John Clarke
John Clarke

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

Monday night 8.00 to 11.00pm.

A Kaleidoscope of quality relaxing popular music from the 1930s to the 1980s including the following segments.

  • 9.00pm Hits of the 50s – 15 minutes of 1950s hit songs.
  • 9.30pm Spotlight on Nat King Cole – 12 minutes of the songs of Nat King Cole from his jazz pianist roots to his popular period in the 1950s.
  • 10.07pm after the news Night Music – Relaxing music that is similar to the “Music to Midnight” program broadcast on ABC radio in the early ‘70s by Arch McKirdy and subsequently Ian Neil. It features a wide range of artists who perform popular songs and jazz standards of the twentieth century.


2. How did you first connect with GDR?

I heard the station on air and became involved as a volunteer in 1999 while it was still conducting test broadcasts. I then presented the Wednesday night program in 2001 when the station had to fill an extra three days a week after receiving its full time licence.


3. Why did you want to be a presenter?

I didn’t particularly want to be a presenter but had been filling in for other presenters and was asked to do the Wednesday night program when the station received its full time licence. I said I would fill in until someone else could take over. That didn’t happen and the rest is history.


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

I want to engage with the listeners in a personal and relaxing way. After all, it’s night time, so I want them to feel they are relaxing with me and enjoying some of the great jazz singers and musicians of the twentieth century.

Program List

DayProgram NameTime Frame
GDR Program Guide on Monday7:07pm - 11:00pm
7pm - 11pm