By Jessica Micallef
Christine Dudley remembers the days you could ride horses around town. The Sunbury resident chats with Jessica Micallef about her involvement at Sunbury 99.3FM radio.
What is your connection to Sunbury?
I have lived in Sunbury since 1982 and in those days you knew almost everyone. You could ride your horse around town and over the railway bridge, but this is no longer possible due to the number of people now living here.
What are you passionate about?
I love art, gardening, health, Sunbury radio 99.3FM, yoga, meditation and music.
Tell us about your involvement with Sunbury radio 99.3FM.
I present the healthy lifestyle show on a Sunday. It covers what’s going on in Sunbury and Melbourne. I talk about gardening with advice on good things to plant and when to plant them, with details on the food swap where you can swap your excess fruit and vegetables. Lina from Little Green Thumbs has spoken about how the children can get involved with growing plants.
We like to invite as many Sunbury personalities as possible.
We talk about cooking, juicing, and always have a recipe or two to share with listeners. My daughter Susan and granddaughter Sarah often come along to my program to provide a younger persons point of view. They also play some great modern music.
What is your role at the radio?
I run a healthy lifestyle show on a Sunday afternoon between 2-3pm.
What other hats do you wear in the community?
I belong to the Sunbury bowling club, and play badminton. In my younger days I belonged to St Johns Ambulance, played tennis, squash, taught yoga and meditation, ran a B&B and wellness centre and sang with two Sunbury choirs.
What is the best thing about Sunbury?
It’s a very sporting community. There are lots of clubs you can join, plenty of restaurants, cafes and some good parks for the kids.
If you could change anything about the area what would it be?
Provide safe bike tracks on the nature strips alongside the roads. I would turn Evans Street and O’Shanassy Street into a shopping mall with underground carparking.