ALIVE 90.5 FM JERIMA-GAE JUKE BOX JIVE FRIDAYS 9 PM MIDNIGHT
Kerima-Gae has been presenting Juke Box Jive on Alive 90.5 on a Friday night for the past 22 years.
In early 1994 Kerima-Gae read an article in the ‘Hills to Hawkesbury Living, then the ‘Hills TV Guide’. The presenter of Juke Box Jive on local radio station 2CCR FM 90.5 was looking for an assistant. Here was her chance to become involved. She was delighted to receive a positive reply to her offer of assistance and on Friday May 6, 1994, was to be her first night on air.
After 18 months her co-host suddenly quit which left her with the question ”Do I continue?” Well, this year in May she celebrated 22 years of broadcasting.
Juke Box Jive is a rock’n’roll nostalgia program featuring hits and memories from the 50s, 60s and 70s, with a special focus on songs you never hear on the commercial stations. Most of Kerima-Gae’s listeners grew up with this music and it brings back wonderful youthful memories.
In her first solo broadcast she had 10 CD’s in her collection – now, as it is a request program she has over 1,300 CDs. She loves to be able to talk to her listeners when they call in requesting songs.
Over the years Kerima-Gae has had some wonderful special guests including Frank Ifield & Johnny Devlin.
Away from the radio station KerimaGae has had an interesting career and life. After leaving school she studied at the Hawkesbury Agricultural College and was the first woman to graduate in Poultry Technology. She worked in this field for a number of years and then came quite a career change when she started and ran her own tennis coaching school for 12 years before another dramatic career change this time becoming a coach tour operator - her present occupation. With her busy life she looks forward to Friday nights where, with her listeners, she can immerse herself in nostalgia.
Tune in to Juke Box Jive on Alive 90.5 on Fridays 9pm till midnight and don’t forget to phone 9686-3888 for a request.