Kaleidoscope with John Clarke

Mondays 8pm-11pm

Program Description

A Kaleidoscope of quality relaxing popular music from the 1930s to the 1980s including the following segments.

  • 9.00pm Hits of the 50s – 15 minutes of 1950s hit songs.
  • 9.30pm Spotlight on Nat King Cole – 12 minutes of the songs of Nat King Cole from his jazz pianist roots to his popular period in the 1950s.
  • 10.07pm after the news Night Music – Relaxing music that is similar to the “Music to Midnight” program broadcast on ABC radio in the early ‘70s by Arch McKirdy and subsequently Ian Neil. It features a wide range of artists who perform popular songs and jazz standards of the twentieth century.

Presenter Profile – John Clarke

How did you first connect with GDR?

I heard the station on air and became involved as a volunteer in 1999 while it was still conducting test broadcasts. I then presented the Wednesday night program in 2001 when the station had to fill an extra three days a week after receiving its full time licence.

Why did you want to be a presenter?

I didn’t particularly want to be a presenter but had been filling in for other presenters and was asked to do the Wednesday night program when the station received its full time licence. I said I would fill in until someone else could take over. That didn’t happen and the rest is history.

What experience do you want to give your listeners?

I want to engage with the listeners in a personal and relaxing way. After all, it’s night time, so I want them to feel they are relaxing with me and enjoying some of the great jazz singers and musicians of the twentieth century.