How did you develop your love of the music that you play?
I have always listened to nostalgia music since I was in my teens, and my father was an avid jazz music buff and loved old movies. I also joined the Judy Garland Club when in my teens and my love of all nostalgic music grew from there.
How long have you been listening to RTRFM?
I have listened to the Nostalgia program for nearly 25 years, when it was originally 6UVS-FM.
How did you become involved in the station?
I heard the callout for new presenters 3 years ago and was interested in joining the team, but was about to give birth to my daughter and the timing wasn’t quite right. Then I heard an announcement in January 2013 that Nostalgia was again calling out for presenters, and I knew this might be my last opportunity! I was already acquainted with both Reg Brearley and Richard Leslie, so they knew of my love of the nostalgia music and my appreciation of the show.
What 5 albums would you take with you on a desert island?
- Judy Garland, The One & Only 3-CD Box Set of Capitol Recordings.
- Frank Sinatra, “Moonlight Sinatra”
- Diana Krall “Christmas Songs”
- Ella Fitzgerald “Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook”
- Nelson Riddle “The Best of the Capitol Years”
If you could present another show, what would it be and why?
I love the music played on Saturday Jazz and a lot of the music of Nostalgia blends in with this program. Also, I love the mellow songs of Sunday Morning Coming Down and always listen to the show after Sunday Nostalgia.
What do you do in real life?
After working in an office as a secretary for nearly 15 years, I have spent the last five years at home raising my son, James, and my daughter, Emma, and keeping my husband Stuart in order!