Statehood Champion, Joel Gelding is the co-host of ‘The Kickstart’ – Hot 100's hugely popular Brekky program – and a great example of how perseverance and hard work can reap rewards.
Joel was born and raised in the Territory – and from the time he wandered into the radio station as a 15 year old work experience kid, he knew he wanted to work in radio. He says that after years of training and “shining the General Manager's shoes”, they eventually let him into the studios. And he hasn’t looked back.
A passionate music fan, Joel loves nothing better than flying around the country and seeing his favourite bands play live. He’s also into sport – and loves playing cricket, AFL and baseball when he can.
When it comes to Statehood, Joel is adamant that Territorians deserve the same rights as other Australians. And he’s determined to do whatever he can to make that happen.