1. What days and times are you usually scheduled to be on duty?
Mondays, from 11am until 2pm
2. How did you first connect with GDR?
In 2014 during Seniors’ Week Golden days Radio were offering tours of the station. I was most impressed, and so arranged a tour for ten of my Sandy Bay Probus Club members. They also were very impressed, especially the men who loved the engineering side of it. Since then we have had a few more groups through, and quite a few of our members arrange to bring their friends on tours.
3. Why did you want to be a Receptionist/Program Assistant?
One of my many interests is that of being a Volunteer with Melbourne Tourism. When I joined in 1989 we had only 5 volunteers, now we have over 500 and I am the longest serving volunteer. I just love people and you can imagine how many overseas visitors I have made welcome, and informed them all about our wonderful city. I saw that volunteering as a Receptionist at Golden Days Radio would give me a chance to communicate with a different group of people in a different environment, that of radio.
4. What are the most important things that you believe you can do for listeners who call in, and for the Presenter you are supporting?
Our listeners are a most delightful, happy, group. A few are housebound, and you get to know them as Golden Days Radio is an important lifeline for them. As a Receptionist I spend good time chatting with them, and seem to become their personal friend. It is so important to be always bright, and happy, and positive.
I always leave my shift feeling extremely happy. Of course my Presenter is a delight to work with, which also adds to my happiness.