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100% NZ Music - Radio Active 89FM

100% NZ Music - Radio Active 89FM

New Zealand music in May ain’t nothing new for Welli DYI independent Radio Active 89FM who serve up their annual 100% NZ Music Week and other musical treats this month.

Radio Active is dedicating an entire week to spinning 100% Aotearoa NZ tunes non-stop, night and day on the airwaves in the last week of May, a tradition that the station has upheld for 16 years.

Radio Active will also dig behind the music scene with a provocative Music Forum lunchtime series hosted by DJ SAM60. Independent and ‘industry’ music heads will be dropping on the mic to debate the merits of the music business and government ‘bling’, digital downloads, dub vs. indie rock (which is the sound that best
represents Welli or is it just seasonal?) and to offer practical advice. Listeners are invited to txt and email Active with questions to add spark to the Music Forum.

The month of May at Active also features two weeks of Live On Drive sessions by local musicians. The champion sounds rocking it live at the Victoria Street building include indie heros Connan and the Mockasins with their last ‘live’ gig before kicking off overseas, Luke Buda, Odessa, Ryan Prebble & Band and electronic whizzkid Module.

The Live To Air series is produced by Scott Nicolson from Radio Active, who says “our focus this year is on the singer-songwriter tip”

Another addition to May calendar is the premier of the Active DJ Podcast, a selection of in house talent revealing the secret of their signature sound and how to pick New Zealand music of tomorrow. The Podcast will be available for download exclusively on the stations website that streams the goodness, .

Media: Sarah Hunter or Vanessa Stacey @ Transmit

Ph: 04 3838574, e: or

100% NZ Music - Radio Active 89FM

LIVE ON DRIVE: 15 May – 27 May @ 6pm

Monday 15 May: Grayson Gilmore (So So Modern)

Tuesday 16 May: The Chandeliers

Wednesday 17 May: Over The Atlantic (Bevan Smith & Nik Brinkman)

Thursday 18 May: Lawrence Arabia (Reduction Agents)

Friday 19 May: Cryptkicker 3 (STL Audio) @5pm

Connan & The Mockasins @ 6pm

Saturday 20 May: PUNCHES (Kelly Stevens & James Duncan)

Monday 22 May: Jeremy Taylor

Tuesday 23 May: Cherry’s Gemstones

Wednesday 24 May: Luke Buda

Thursday 25 May: OdESSA

Friday 26 May: Ryan Prebble & Band

Saturday 27 May: Module & Band

100% NEW ZEALAND MUSIC WEEK: 22 – 29 May 2006,

SAM60 presents the Active Music Forum, 12pm-2pm

Who Got The Bling - Monday 22 May,

Guests include: Brendan Symth (NZ ON Air) & Anton Carter (Creative NZ & MC Antsman)

Diggin Digital Music - Tuesday 23 May

Guests include: James Guthrie (, Felix Five (notorious downloader & Active DJ), Guy McKenzie (digital download guru)

Dub Vs Indie Rock - Wednesday 24 May, 12pm-2pm

Guests: Nato & Ahman Mahal (Olmecha Supreme)

Helpful Hints 4 The ‘Brofessional’ Muso - Thursday 25 May, 12pm-2pm

Tim Beals (x-Loop), Vanessa Stacey (vocalist/pr), Blink A (Low Hum)

DJ Podcast Profiles: Daily From 22 May


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