She is the presenter on the Wednesday drive show, and the slot is called Wrokdown because she is the producer of the long running TV show Wrokdown on C31, which is closing down in November.
Largely self funded, Wrokdown TV aired 130 episodes on C31, then onto Foxtel Aurora with the episodes finishing in October. Hosted by Wendy Stapleton, Wrokdown was all about new music from Australian artists, but always featured a well known identity from our rich musical history. Interviewees included Ron Tudor, Molly Meldrum, Gary Mac, Judith Durham, Franciscus Henri, Dutch Tilders, Hans Poulsen, Phil Golotta, Jeff St John, and many many others. Every episode featured at least one new song from both here and overseas.
Anita realized early on that TV was not enough to support the myriad of wonderful new material being released. There are three types of music radio. The first is golden oldies, the second is new top forty selections, and the third is new music aimed at the young to middle generations. Missing out on new music are the Fifty-plus generations, and the amount of material written for us is enormous. Unfortunately artists like Dolly Parton, The Monkees, Peter Frampton, James Taylor, Barry Gibb, Earth Wind and Fire, Russell Morris, John Farnham and younger independent Australian artists don’t fit into any of the above radio content lists.
So was born Wrokdown, which now has slots on three Melbourne community radio stations. Before Wrokdown, Anita was a professional singer/keyboard player for 25 years.
Anita presents Wrokdown which airs every Wednesday from 4pm.