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Yadana's media career began before the age of five when she appeared as Madame Butterfly's half-Japanese son for TVNZ's long gone opera programme.
That paid gig allowed her to buy her first cassette (Hitwave '83), and ever since, every one of her jobs has funded a life-long music addiction.
Stints on student radio stations - RDU, Radio Active and VBC 88.3FM waylaid her studies but ignited a passion for radio and reason to enter the hallowed halls of RNZ.
Yadana's first programme on RNZ was A History of Student Radio, and she's not been asked to return her swipe card since then.
Hosting Music 101 is a dream come true for Yadana.