Presenter - Pete Clemmens

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Peter Clemmens
Pete Clemmens

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

Thursdays 7am – 11am

My program consists mainly of ‘Wake Up’ music, with a splash of debauchery at 7.30am with the serial “The Castlereagh Line”.  The music I play is very typical of what I look for in a breakfast program – bright and breezy music from the 1930s and up to the 1970s. Also on the program are The Passing Parade, The Listeners’ Birthday Book, and John The Vet. Program content every Thursday morning is something for everyone.

 

2. How did you first connect with GDR?

Whilst in New York City in early 2013, I was surfing the net in my apartment for a decent radio station to tune into via iTunes and was very happy indeed stumbling across Golden Days Radio for the first time. Upon returning to Melbourne, I was appointed as a Golden Days Radio receptionist in July 2013.

 

3. Why did you want to be a presenter?

I was stationed in the Royal Australian Air Force at Air Base Butterworth in Malaysia which had a community radio station serving a radius of around 16 kilometres, and a listening audience well in excess of 250,000 – including Penang Island. I joined RAAF Radio Butterworth (RRB) in the tape library, then soon moved to general announcing and producing pop and middle of the road programs.

 

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

My motto is “ Something For Everyone ”. In all my programs, from the feedback I receive from the Golden Days Listeners, I try to select some nice big band music from the era they say they like. Some listeners also like music from the Musicals, with a splash of 1950s/1960s soft rock thrown in as well, and I never forget the wonderful era of the 1930/40s.

Besides the selections from station’s playlist I am very careful that my selections match the overall what I select that I can play during my program. I seem to get an even balance, which I think suits the Golden Days listening audience.


Program List

DayProgram NameTime Frame
GDR Program Guide on SundaySentimental Journey/Requests with Pete
8pm - 11pm
GDR Program Guide on ThursdayThe Big Breakfast Program with Pete
7am - 11am