Presenter - Peter Thomas


Peter Thomas
Peter Thomas

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

Wednesday Breakfast & Mid Morning 7:00am – 11:00am

During my four hours on-air I present music that has been recorded and performed by a large number and wide range of singers and musicians many of which are standards belonging to the canon of the most influential and popular music of the 20th century. A special emphasis is placed on music of 60s and 70s with most other tracks upbeat, designed to get us up and going for the day.

We highlight frequent local, interstate and international weather updates, road closures, traffic information, petrol prices, currency fluctuations and public transport updates.

Headlines from our major newspapers and live, informative interviews about local events, council news and arts programs are a feature of the program with major news bulletins throughout. It’s a lively breakfast and mid morning feast with more music, more memories, more often.


2. How did you first connect with GDR?

Having recently retired from a life-time in radio and television I was an inveterate dial twister so naturally when I landed on 95.7FM I was intrigued and delighted by a program format that presented music that was unavailable elsewhere. I listened for a few years before I finally took the plunge and contacted the station to see if my experience could be of assistance.


3. Why did you want to be a presenter?

Having been on-air in the broadcast industry since I was a young man it was only natural for me to seek out a presenting role in retirement. Some retirees play golf, I have returned to my passion! Although like all the volunteer presenters here at Golden Days Radio I am a Senior I still have a lot to learn about broadcast arts and core radio communication skills.


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

I want to engage each listener so that s/he feels genuinely connected to the music and to the presentation. If every listener has the experience that we are communicating one-to-one and by doing so appreciates that they are an important part of the Golden Days Radio community, we have accomplished our communication’s task. When a listener feels ownership of the program and of the station we have done our job!


Program List

DayProgram NameTime Frame
GDR Program Guide on Monday1pm - 4pm Music with
1pm - 4pm