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THE ŌMAP RDU 98.5FM NFT COLLECTION – DROP 3 & 4

SALTBOX Studios alongside RDU 98.5FM and Tyanhaus, with the support of the Christchurch City Council, is subsidising access for Ōtautahi musicians to create and promote new work. The program subsidises and allows access for 20 artists or bands to produce unreleased pieces of music. With the program in full swing, we are excited to announce […]

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WANTED: Sales & Account Manager

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Nothing Compares to Nostalgia

Nostalgia Festival is back and better than ever – returning to your backyard on February the 11th 2023. The one-of-a-kind summer event, Nostalgia Festival is held at the replica early-1900s township in Ferrymead Heritage Park. The park features several restored cottages, a schoolhouse, church, and showrooms that all reflect the time period and let visitors […]

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Rhythm & Alps Artist Focus

Rhythm & Alps 2022 is set to be the biggest year in the festival’s history! With a huge variety of artists, and set in a stunning, hard-to-rival backdrop, RnA 2022 is the best way t o see out the year! In this series, Liam on our Burnt Breakfast Show is highlighting and interviewing some of […]

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INTRODUCING THE SALTBOX STUDIOS MUSIC PROGRAMMES 2022

INTRODUCING THE SALTBOX STUDIOS PROGRAMME 2022-2023 SALTBOX Studios, in association with RDU 98.5FM, are proud to present a 2022 programme of activities in the newly refitted rehearsal spaces formerly known as BeatBox – located at the BOXED QUARTER 270 St Asaph St, SALT DISTRICT, central Ōtautahi, Christchurch. Giving new life to tired spaces, SALTBOX is […]



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7:30amRāhina | Mon

7:30amRāhina | Mon

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Disc Horse

3:00pmRāhina | Mon

3:00pmRāhina | Mon

A bunch of hot takes, contrarian unpopular opinions, niche genres and batshit insane episodes of music history. If you want to hear about how Steve [...]

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The Beats Revolution

4:00pmRāhina | Mon

4:00pmRāhina | Mon

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Liquid Exchange

6:00pmRāhina | Mon

6:00pmRāhina | Mon

Tea Time

7:00pmRāhina | Mon

7:00pmRāhina | Mon

Journey through the years of drum and bass. Every Monday, Tea Time will take you on a ride discovering the rich history & unique storyline that has [...]

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Roots Fire Sound

8:00pmRāhina | Mon

8:00pmRāhina | Mon

Calling all sound system enthusiasts! Join Roots Fire Sound for an exploration into the underground sound. Drawing inspiration from Jamaican sound [...]

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Percussion and Weight

9:30pmRāhina | Mon

9:30pmRāhina | Mon

PnW (Percussion and Weight) Radio is PnW's radio show on regular rotation Monday nights with local DJ's Percy and Ultraviolet. Focusing on bringing [...]

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Noize Kontrol Radio

10:30pmRāhina | Mon

10:30pmRāhina | Mon

The Noize Kontrol crew represents all things bass oriented and underground. Join ringing forward sounds from dubstep to jungle, new to old, and [...]

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Ripstart Radio

11:30pmRāhina | Mon

11:30pmRāhina | Mon

Ripstart is a collective of 3 DJs hailing from deep below the surface of the 03. Playing Bass Music, Techno, Ukg, Breaks, Electro, Dubstep, and [...]

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Rise n’ Grind

6:00amRātū | Tues

6:00amRātū | Tues

Your mornings are simple when you boil them down. Wake up, whip up a coffee and listen to Dylan & Isaac’s Rise n' Grind on RDU (preferably in that [...]

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RDU’s Burnt Breakfast

7:30amRātū | Tues

7:30amRātū | Tues

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Te Ahi Top 10

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2:00pmRātū | Tues

Each week we bring you your favourite kiwi tracks as voted by you on the Te Ahi Top 10! Chosen by [...]

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Smoko

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Girlschool

6:00pmRātū | Tues

6:00pmRātū | Tues

Missy G rolling out the wickedest, wildest heart-pumping beats from women musicians and producers from all over the planet. New releases so hot, they've [...]

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Flammable Material

7:30pmRātū | Tues

7:30pmRātū | Tues

Bringing you a very loose use of the term 'punk' with a selection of the best and worst music gracing the scene. Your weekly taste of local and [...]

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Core Kids Radio

9:00pmRātū | Tues

9:00pmRātū | Tues

Core Kids Radio brings you the very best tunes. Hardcore adjacent to 80s classics, and everything in between from Aotearoa and across the globe. Join [...]

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The Apocalypse

10:00pmRātū | Tues

10:00pmRātū | Tues

The Apocalypse has been serving Antichristchurch for over three decades, providing the very best metal from NZ and abroad. Featuring news, reviews, [...]

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RDU’s Burnt Breakfast

7:30amRāapa | Wed

7:30amRāapa | Wed

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Wednesday Drive

4:00pmRāapa | Wed

4:00pmRāapa | Wed

Purveyor of midweek hump day good times, with a focus on local and international, new and vintage indie music. You'll also find plenty of guitar-based [...]

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The Hit List | Full on Idle

6:00pmRāapa | Wed

6:00pmRāapa | Wed

Bi-weekly on RDU 98.5FM! Weekly rotating shows, bringing you nothing but the very best. Week 1 Hosted by Hat and Leon, The Hit List [...]

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Sheep Technique

7:30pmRāapa | Wed

7:30pmRāapa | Wed

The Sheep Technique will bring you the very best of new and old New Zealand alternative and indie music scene. Unreleased obscurities, modern kiwi [...]

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Droppin’ Jewelz

9:00pmRāapa | Wed

9:00pmRāapa | Wed

Droppin' Jewelz features some truly dope underground hip-hop, unheard and unknown. Respecting the art form and going back to the roots of where it all [...]

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Club Unique

10:00pmRāapa | Wed

10:00pmRāapa | Wed

Got an interest in the global underground dance music culture? Boy, we've got the show for you! Explore the underground dance and local electronic [...]

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Greasy Garden Grooves

11:00pmRāapa | Wed

11:00pmRāapa | Wed

Everything from deep to minimal, tribal to tech, Greasy Garden Grooves has it all. Every week join Patella your weekly fix. 11pm - 12am, Wednesdays on [...]

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Among The Machines

12:00amRāpare | Thurs

12:00amRāpare | Thurs

Late night radio listeners you're in for a treat. Journey on an aural exploration looking at the relationship between man and machine and how advances in [...]

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Rise n’ Grind

6:00amRāpare | Thurs

6:00amRāpare | Thurs

Your mornings are simple when you boil them down. Wake up, whip up a coffee and listen to Dylan & Isaac’s Rise n' Grind on RDU (preferably in that [...]

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RDU’s Burnt Breakfast

7:30amRāpare | Thurs

7:30amRāpare | Thurs

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The CANTA BANTA Radio Show

12:00pmRāpare | Thurs

12:00pmRāpare | Thurs

Inspired by the legacy of student media from year’s past. The CANTA BANTA Show is the official radio show of CANTA, the [...]

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Thursday Mix Up

4:00pmRāpare | Thurs

4:00pmRāpare | Thurs

The Thursday Mix-Up with Mike: starting the party early! Celebrate getting to the home stretch of the working week with Mike’s expertly [...]

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6:00pmRāpare | Thurs

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Supafly | Radio 909

8:00pmRāpare | Thurs

8:00pmRāpare | Thurs

Bi-weekly on RDU 98.5FM! Weekly rotating shows, bringing you nothing but the very best. Week 1 The Supafly agenda is to play Funk [...]

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Dubbers Anonymous

9:30pmRāpare | Thurs

9:30pmRāpare | Thurs

Subtle Sound System presents Dubbers Anonymous, a vinyl homage to the past and future sound of dubstep. New releases, promos, test presses, local dubs [...]

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Sensible Weekend

11:00pmRāpare | Thurs

11:00pmRāpare | Thurs

Welcome to a Sensible Weekend. Sit down for a time of leisure as you head towards the end of your sensible week.   Your hosts Emily (EMILIE), [...]

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RDU’s Burnt Breakfast

7:30amRāmere | Fri

7:30amRāmere | Fri

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Thank F*ck It’s Friday

10:00amRāmere | Fri

10:00amRāmere | Fri

Born during the hedonism of the early 1970s, Sven was raised by a pack of hippies, exiting the womb to the sounds of Pink [...]

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TuneSoc Radio

12:00pmRāmere | Fri

12:00pmRāmere | Fri

This is the one and only radio show for Tunesoc, University of Canterbury's music club, broadcasting live from Haere-Roa. Join the gang as they chat about [...]

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The Friday Fix Up

2:00pmRāmere | Fri

2:00pmRāmere | Fri

The Friday Fix up is the light at the end of the tunnel. When you have been grinding all week and just need that little boost to pick you up for the [...]

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Friday Drive

4:00pmRāmere | Fri

4:00pmRāmere | Fri

Start your weekend the right way! 2 hours of new music, starting with the Homegrown Half Hour - 30mins of kiwi music brought to you by NZ on Air. Host, [...]

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ProgNosis | Rhythm Zone

6:00pmRāmere | Fri

6:00pmRāmere | Fri

Bi-weekly on RDU 98.5FM! Weekly rotating shows, bringing you nothing but the very best. Week 1 ProgNosis is a fortnightly show that [...]

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Metrobeatz

8:00pmRāmere | Fri

8:00pmRāmere | Fri

Tune into MetroBeatz for all your jungle requirements. Chaotic breaks, low-end pressure and endless good vibes drawing inspiration from the cultural roots [...]

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Selectah Version

9:30pmRāmere | Fri

9:30pmRāmere | Fri

Every Friday night from 9.30 – 11pm, Dubstarr will take you on a journey from old school to new. Various genres including hip hop, dancehall, grime, [...]

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Surprise Attack

11:00pmRāmere | Fri

11:00pmRāmere | Fri

A semi-spherical surprise mix of global glottal releases and post-instrumental mentalities. Surprise Attack isn't so much the next night cut-up and [...]

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Hauswerk

10:00amRāhoroi | Sat

10:00amRāhoroi | Sat

With the modus operandi to provide the freshest in underground house sounds every Saturday morning, Hauswerk has always taken pride in taking things a [...]

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Dig For Victory | Hustle HiFi

12:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

12:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

Bi-weekly on RDU 98.5FM! Weekly rotating shows, bringing you nothing but the very best. Week 1 Influenced by sampling culture and [...]

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The Demo Crew

2:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

2:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

Mostly vinyl, classic funk, reggae history, hip hop/breaks, soul jazz, extreme kitsch and upbeat/downbeat tunes mixed with the occasional guest. Join [...]

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The Green Room

4:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

4:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

100% New Zealand electronica show. Saturdays, 4 - 6pm! The Green Room showcases the best electronic new releases and classic tracks, interviews, news [...]

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Saturday Night Techno Jams

6:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

6:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

Tune in weekly for your Saturday Night Techno Fix, for a selection of melodic, deep, driving, rhythm grooves from across the globe. Join host Moad, [...]

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Substructure

7:30pmRāhoroi | Sat

7:30pmRāhoroi | Sat

Drawing inspiration from 1985 label, but with their own personal flair. The Substructure crew bring a vibe of dark, tasteful, exploring a wide range of [...]

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Yuck Radio

9:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

9:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

Are you trying to Yuck it up on a Saturday night before hitting the big [...]

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Sensei Sessions

10:30pmRāhoroi | Sat

10:30pmRāhoroi | Sat

Lovers of BASS and the quintessential gong, true surfers of the sine wave. Sensei Sessions is the show for you. Meta key and immersive flow, with toilet [...]

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Late Night Cuts

12:30amRātapu | Sun

12:30amRātapu | Sun

Exploring the global underground 140 scene. Showcasing new labels, producers and vinyl exclusives. Join Mujaah on his journey to 'make dubstep great [...]

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Radio For Kids

7:00amRātapu | Sun

7:00amRātapu | Sun

Calling all of Christchurch's crazy children! RDUs longest-running show, Radio for Kids is specially designed to keep the kids entertained so parents can [...]

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Jazz Show

9:00amRātapu | Sun

9:00amRātapu | Sun

The Jazz show brings you... you guessed it! Your weekly fix of all things jazz. Be it old, new, weird, actual or alleged. From blue bote and bossa nova to [...]

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DNA

12:00pmRātapu | Sun

12:00pmRātapu | Sun

A stone-ground blend of contemporary rock, indie, electronic and hip-hop tunes, from Aotearoa and around the world. Join Amanda and Darlene (and [...]

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Vintage Cuts

1:00pmRātapu | Sun

1:00pmRātapu | Sun

Join us as we dust off a whole lot of old records, a few essential CDs and resurrect the odd fractured mp3 for a couple of hours of recorded music [...]

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Throwing Shapes

3:00pmRātapu | Sun

3:00pmRātapu | Sun

Throwing Shapes is the sound of a back-country road stretching into the distance; the heat shimmering off the tarmac and playing tricks with your mind. [...]

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Dubwize

4:30pmRātapu | Sun

4:30pmRātapu | Sun

The Dubwize Show is Ōtautahi's only full-spectrum reggae show and the South Island's longest-running with 20 years under the belt. Featuring the sounds of [...]

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Lost Sundays

6:00pmRātapu | Sun

6:00pmRātapu | Sun

𝘌𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘢 𝘮𝘺𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘴, 𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘦, 𝘢𝘴 Ō𝘵𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘢𝘩𝘪 𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘫𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘎𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘍𝘰𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘺𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘵, [...]

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Fostercare Radio

7:30pmRātapu | Sun

7:30pmRātapu | Sun

Calling ravers old and young. Inspired by 90s UK rave culture, pirate radio, and the very best Christchurch and NZ based DJs and producers. Jagā and [...]

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Da*Weather*4Cast

10:00pmRātapu | Sun

10:00pmRātapu | Sun

Mainly sunny with a decent shower of breakbeats and bassline swells expected. Join your host Ajhoneysuckle on a sunday eve, [...]

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Landing Time

11:00pmRātapu | Sun

11:00pmRātapu | Sun

What goes up must come down Report to Mi Sun each week at mission control as we disembark on a journey through the far reaches of the outer [...]

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Te Ahi Top 10

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    Clean Break

    JUST ANOTHER JUNE (chc)

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    Guns At A Knife Fight

    FAUX PHONY (chc)

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    Cloud Seeder

    RIPSHIP

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