Can’t Live Without Music

Joanna and her partner, Ro, have lived on island since 2015. They originated from the Adirondack Mountains near the Canadian border and then moved to Tucson, Arizona. Along the way, Joanna had a go at various jobs including post office worker, drug abuse counsellor, senior centre director, and maths and primary teacher, and she still works editing books and theses. Joanna made it to the legendary music festival Woodstock at 8 months pregnant. She and Ro travelled a lot, including cycling across the States and Europe, and had fun doing loads of tramping and Canadian canoeing. Life was very full. They eventually jumped on a 15-day containership voyage to NZ and lived in Golden Bay for 16 years.
Classical music is her passion as well as all sorts of other music, and music she loves is very important to her, as well as swimming every day!
Joanna’s show is chosen with much love and care. Many of the songs she selects have a special connection. She’s found that as a presenter, music for the show just comes her way. It might be a celebration, a muso touring NZ, a celestial event, new music or someone’s favourite. Let her know what you’d love to hear!