Presenter - Peter Lawlor


Peter Lawlor
Peter Lawlor

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

Fridays 5pm to 8pm.

“Friday Drive with Peter Lawlor –Your Night With the Stars” is a mix of music with emphasis on rock and roll and country in the first half, with a light sprinkling of earlier music such as big band delights and jazz offerings. The last half embraces more of the jazz classics, ballads and standards, with a light taste of operetta and the timeless musicals. No hard rules apply, so surprises are always on the playlist! At 5.15pm “Stars Downunder” remembers the visits of overseas stars to Australia and the local venues they played in.  The Top 500 Countdown is at 6.15pm, and at 7.15pm I present “Spotlight On The Stars” focussing on entertainers of star quality.


2. How did you first connect with GDR?

During my stint as a presenter on Vision Australia Radio, I heard about Golden Days Radio. I tuned in, loved the content and the philosophy and gradually got the opportunity to volunteer as a receptionist, then presenter. One of the cleverest decisions I have ever made.


3. Why did you want to be a presenter?

In the 1950s our family home employed five radios all over the house on different stations, so I was a dead-set certainty to become a radio lover. By 2012, I was gently encouraged to join Golden Days Radio.  I could hear the enjoyment in the voices of the GDR presenters and so joined their ranks.


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

I want to continue to trigger memories of songs and radio programs of the past for the listeners to enjoy, to give listeners the opportunity to discover new musical horizons,  and to present to a new audience entertainers who, for various reasons, have fallen through the cracks of history. I hope to unearth music and past programs for the enjoyment of the GDR listeners that may not have been heard since they were first aired, perhaps over half a century ago.

To be presenting programs on a station that has respect for recorded sound from its beginnings to the present day…that is why I am passionate about what I do on Golden Days Radio!

Program List

DayProgram NameTime Frame
GDR Program Guide on Friday4:07pm - 7pm
4pm - 7pm