After the News, Sport and Weather at 4pm, Peter commences with an emphasis on quality rock and roll and country, mixed eventually over the three hours with a sprinkling of evergreen ballads, big band classics, comedy offerings, exciting operetta pieces and timeless jazz standards.
Nothing of high quality is ruled out, but no strict rules apply, so surprises are always just around the corner! Peter often pays honour to the anniversary of an entertainer’s birthday or plays a musical piece connected to a famous historical event for the day.
At 4.15, it’s time for the 10-minute segment STARS DOWNUNDER, a tribute to the many outstanding overseas stars who have thrilled Australian audiences over the years. Hourly up-to date News, Sport and Weather is presented at 5 and 6 pm.
SPOTLIGHT ON THE STARS AT 6.15 is a 10-minute segment designed to give the listener an insight into the life and music of brilliant solo artists and groups from the past and right up to the present.
The program aims to reflect the GDR mandate of respecting recorded sound from its beginnings to the present, while giving air time to our sponsors and activities of our community.
Presenter Profile – Peter Lawlor
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.
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.
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!