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Radio Active 89FM hits NZ Music Quotas

Radio Active 89FM hits NZ Music Quotas both locally and internationally

23 August, 2001


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Radio Active 89FM hits NZ Music Quotas both locally and internationally Continuing to support the scene as it has for near on 25 years, Radio Active 89FM raises NZ music to the world stage. Never compromising quality, Radio Active 89FM has long held a self-imposed quota of 30% Aotearoa.

Standing strong like a kauri, our stance has not altered due to the whim of politics - Radio Active 89FM is forever committed to encouraging and embracing the wealth and beauty of New Zealand's natural musical resources.

Leading the haka in showcasing fresh NZ Music to the next level, Radio Active 89FM is broadcasting 4 premium tracks through our international connections - the renowned UK radio show of Gilles Peterson Worldwide.

With homegrown soundscapes provided by TrinityRoots, Dei Hamo, Confucius & Sola Rosa, the next NZ broadcast of the WW Family Mix is mashed by our own Programme Director Carlito Jackson aka DJ Grasshopper, production by the Black Seeds frontman Barnaby Weir and freestyling by MC Imon Star. Another Radio Active 89FM WW Family Mix will also be presented by the legendary Jewel School (broadcast date TBC).

Radio Active 89FM is chuffed as a cocky kea at the significance of instigating global interest in what is world quality NZ music.

Sunday 26th August, 6pm (NZT) Tune your ears into Radio Active 89FM (Wellington, NZ) or take a dip in the www.radioactive.fm stream

Gilles Peterson Worldwide The (UK) summer of WW Family Mixes from around the world continues? Sunday 26th August, 2001 DJ Grasshopper (Radio Active 89FM, Wellington)

Radio 1 in the UK - dot 1, Radio Mafia in Finland - dot 2, Radio Nova in France - dot 3, Radio Montecarlo in Italy - dot 4, Couleur 3 in Switzerland - dot 5, Rcik Radio in Turkey - dot 6, Radio X in Germany - dot 7, Pseudo in New York City -dot 8, Radio Plavi 9 in Croatia - dot 9, Radio B92 in Yugoslavia - dot 10, Radio Active 89FM in New Zealand - dot 11 , KCRW in California - dot 12 & FM4 in Austria - dot 13 - 13 stations worldwide with an appreciation for quality music - what do they have in common? Gilles Peterson.

Famed for his Talkin' Loud CD compilations, Gilles Peterson has long been established internationally as a perceptive, discerning and passionate DJ who has continually enlightened eager music aficionados through his own radio show which started on Radio 1 in the UK about 4 years ago.

Now, one of the most popular radio shows in Wellington, Gilles Peterson Worldwide bought to you courtesy of the Matterhorn on Radio Active 89FM, is a weekly audio experience of the freshest and phattest world sounding jazzy soul tinged downbeat eclectic mixes as chosen by the said selector.

Wanting to encapsulate the breadth of quality music from around the planet, London based Gilles decided to initiate a "Worldwide Family" project which allowed selectors from the above stations to submit their own show - giving the opportunity for the rest of the world to showcase their particular flavour in the GP tip.

Lucky and/or talented, Radio Active 89FM is extremely pleased as a blooming pohutukawa that 2 mixes were accepted for international broadcast, one by the legendary Jewel School team of Zen and AhUm (Saturdays 7-9pm), and the other by our own Programme Director, Direkt Drive Host (Thursdays 4-7pm) and Homebass crew member (Thursday 11pm-1am) - Carlito aka DJ Grasshopper? with his session being broadcast through the above stations to the world this week!!!

So? interested in how we compare to the global standard - lovers of the feel good sound need to tune into the 89FM frequency in Wellington or stream through www.radioactive.fm this Sunday 26th August from 6pm for da Grasshopper's fave selections - which include 4 premium NZ tracks!!!

WORLDWIDE Family DJ MIX: Carlito aka The Grasshopper Production by BlackSeeds frontman Barnaby Weir and freestyling provided by MC Imon Star.

1. Salvador Group - Moksa [Compost]

2. Johnny Blas - Picadillo (A Lo Blas) [Ubiquity]

3. TrinityRoots - Little Things [TrinityRoots] (NZ)

4. Ken Boothe - Set Me Free* [Soul Jazz]

5. First Choice - Love And Happiness [Universal]

6. Dei Hamo - Ain't No Lovin' (P-Money edit) [P -Money] (NZ)

7. Confucius - Deep And Thoughtful [Foot Note] (NZ)

8. Sola Rosa - Twilight Baby [Festival Mushroom Records] (NZ)

9. Ian Simmonds - The Manta (Spacer remix) [Studio !K7]

10. ESG - Moody [Soul Jazz]

Joining the dots (as Gilles would say?),

Gilles Peterson Worldwide courtesy of the Matterhorn Exclusively in Australia/New Zealand on Radio Active 89FM Sundays 6-8pm (NZT) Listen in through live streaming on www.radioactive.fm

Robyn L. Walker aka Rockgirl Producer & Promotions Radio Active 89FM this station rules the nation ph 04 8019899 fax 04 801 9879 studio 04 8019089 www.radioactive.fm

Robyn L. Walker aka Rockgirl Producer & Promotions Radio Active 89FM this station rules the nation ph 04 8019899 fax 04 801 9879 studio 04 8019089 www.radioactive.fm


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