In The Arena, the Jonathan Mosen Story episode 1
Glen Gordon begins this 9-part exploration of Jonathan Mosen’s life by asking about his childhood. We learn about Jonathan’s family, and the impact of radio from a very early age including his being well-known on radio in Auckland from the age of four. You’ll hear a rare extract of one of Jonathan’s Christmas shows which he co-hosted aged eight.
We learn how, as a teenager, Jonathan took control of his radio career by audaciously starting a radio station of his own.
But no one’s life is without trouble or struggle. Jonathan candidly discusses abuse at the school for the blind he attended, the roots of his interest in advocacy, and we begin a discussion of a mental health crisis he suffered and overcame as a young adult.