Joan presents “Monday Drive- Evening” from 6–10pm. The main highlight is “Theatreland” – a 30-minute segment devoted to publicising community theatre in and around Melbourne. Includes interviews with directors, cast members. Joan also plays songs from musicals (e.g. “Sound of Music”) in keeping with theme.
At 7.30 there’s a half-hour segment entitled “Sounds of Sinatra – The Masterpieces/Albums”, featuring songs recorded by Sinatra during his career.
Presenter Profile – Joan Krutli
How did you first connect with GDR?
After an 11 year stint at 88.3 Southern FM, (at that stage based in Mentone) I was looking to be involved with a radio station closer to home, and a friend suggested I contact Golden Days. In 2008 I was appointed as the “Monday Drive” presenter, and still continue in this role.
Why did you want to be a presenter?
Having worked in community theatre all my life, I enjoyed the interaction with our listeners.
What experience do you want to give your listeners?
Before COVID I had a 30 minute “Theatreland” – segment during which I promoted community theatre in and around Melbourne. Includes interviews with directors, cast members about their upcoming productions. When COVID hit our theatres closed down. So with no theatre news to report, I wanted to keep the theatre vibe alive – hence my reason for introducing a musical in my program. The feedback has been extremely positive.