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Heads In The Cloud

On the 20th July – Boxed Quarter will host a homecoming. A celebration of origins. Of electronica. Deejays. Rave. A return to the source. Ōtautahi Christchurch. This sleepy city has an undisputed historical reputation around the world, as a powerhouse for dance music. The history of this story about dance music has been relatively obscured. […]

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Review: Voom, Vera Ellen & Reb Fountain

By Rosie Leishman On Thursday evening, an indie rock trifecta took Christchurch’s Town Hall for the first show of their nationwide tour.  A mix of attendees waited for their favourite of the line-up, from eclectic Vera Ellen listeners, soul-searching Reb Fountain fans to long-time Voom patrons.  Starting with a lush piano intro, Vera-Ellen created ethereal […]

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ŌMAP is back for 2024!

Saltbox Studio’s Ōtautahi Music Access Program has been greenlit for its second season in 2024! To celebrate, we sat down with ŌMAP’s director, Simon Claridge, for an in-depth conversation about what the program does, and why it has been renewed for a second season. Okay so, in a nutshell, explain to me what ŌMAP is. […]

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Spring Time is Heart-break

Spring Time is Heart-break is the thought-provoking name behind an exhibition at the Art Gallery, taking Ōtautahi by storm. With RDU taking part in the exhibition’s launch last year, Liam thought it was about time to take a look at it himself. Working in textiles, sculpture, painting, photography, moving image, and sound. The twenty-four artists […]

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T.G. Shand | Nostalgia Fest 2024

Ahead of Nostalgia Festival 2024, Liam sat down with local fave, T.G. Shand – who is performing at the festival – for a chat about the festival, her music, and her inspirations. Thanks so much for having a chat! So, Nostalgia Festival 2024! You must be excited? Have you got much planned for your set? […]



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RDU’s Burnt Breakfast

7:30amRāhina | Mon

7:30amRāhina | Mon

Shake off the morning dust and rub the sleep out of your eyes! Tune into 98.5FM every weekday morning! If you're reading this and have got this far...I [...]

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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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Liquid Exchange

6:00pmRāhina | Mon

6:00pmRāhina | Mon

Ripstart Radio

7:00pmRāhina | Mon

7:00pmRāhina | 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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I.C.U

8:00pmRāhina | Mon

8:00pmRāhina | Mon

Are you suffering from a lack of rhythm and good beats? Lets get you to the ICU right away! Tune into RDU, 8pm every Monday for the Intensive Care [...]

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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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Digital Love

10:30pmRāhina | Mon

10:30pmRāhina | Mon

Welcome to Digital Love Radio! Join Elliot Tierney, founder of Digital Love NZ, as he dives into his love for the magical and weird world of music. Elliot loves it all! From the hard-hitting bangers and the softer, minimal side, to the can’t-stop-dancing, heart-warming groovers. Elliot is excited to share the copious amount of electronic music he has been collecting over the years! As well as all the new favourites he will be discovering along the way... as he now has a weekly excuse to buy new tracks! Tune in to get information for Elliot’s Digital Love events popping up around the Ōtautahi/Christchurch scene. A party with a purpose, showcasing talented DJs, Producers and visual artists, while raising funds and awareness for local and national charities in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

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Eclectic Radio

11:30pmRāhina | Mon

11:30pmRāhina | Mon

Eclectic Radio sources multifaceted bass-heavy sounds spanning across the electronic underground. Whether it’s through ethereal beats, or dark pulsating rhythms, the essence lies in the eclectic unknown!

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RDU’s Burnt Breakfast

7:30amRātū | Tues

7:30amRātū | Tues

Shake off the morning dust and rub the sleep out of your eyes! Tune into 98.5FM every weekday morning! If you're reading this and have got this far...I [...]

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Apropos of Nothing

2:00pmRātū | Tues

2:00pmRātū | Tues

"If this is the sort of stuff that the future brains are listening to - I dread where the country is headed..." - RDU listener Apropos of Nothing - having no relevance to any previous discussion or situation Host, and local music aficionado, Lisa McLaren, takes you on a tour of great local music, talks all the latest music news, and counts down your favourites with the Te Ahi Top 10! Apropos of Nothing, 2 - 4pm, every Tuesday!  

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Bekah’s Buddies

4:00pmRātū | Tues

4:00pmRātū | Tues

Bekah's Buddies is a new unique take on interviewing and radio. Deemed as one of the most chaotic personalities in Ōtautahi, Bekah and her show will take you on an absolutely hysterical - yet heartwarming - journey every Wednesday from 10am-12pm. So if you’re in need of a mid-week pick-me-up or simply want something refreshing, tune in and enjoy the chaos 🙂 Want to send in a question? Bekahbuddies1@gmail.com

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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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Noize Kontrol Radio

9:00pmRātū | Tues

9:00pmRātū | Tues

The Noize Kontrol crew represents all things bass oriented and underground. Bringing forward sounds from dubstep to jungle, new to old, and everything in between. Turn the bass up and kick back as Dj’s Avenue, E.T, Habits & Skripture take you thru the realm of the darkest vibes. Tune in weekly on Tuesdays from 9pm.

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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

Shake off the morning dust and rub the sleep out of your eyes! Tune into 98.5FM every weekday morning! If you're reading this and have got this far...I [...]

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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 music scenes with hosts, Keanu Raves, Protectionspell, Waewaexpress, Infordin, and Social Sport Club Unique showcases the best new underground 4/4 dance music from around the world. A heavy focus on techno with hints of electro, trance, breakbeat rave, house, and garage. Wednesdays 10 - 11pm, only on RDU 98.5FM.  

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The DredShed

11:00pmRāapa | Wed

11:00pmRāapa | Wed

The DredShed contains leftfield beats amongst a swirl of darkened atmospheres. Breaks and rhythms, old and new cross the airwaves bringing hypnotic vibrations to the masses.

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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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RDU’s Burnt Breakfast

7:30amRāpare | Thurs

7:30amRāpare | Thurs

Shake off the morning dust and rub the sleep out of your eyes! Tune into 98.5FM every weekday morning! If you're reading this and have got this far...I [...]

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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

WEEK 1 Bi-weeky on Thursdays 6 - 8pm, only on RDU 98.5FM WEEK 2 Welcome to Sugar and Spice Radio, [...]

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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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Muslim System Noise

11:00pmRāpare | Thurs

11:00pmRāpare | Thurs

Bismillah - You take the blue pill - the story ends, and you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland. Or... You can take the green pill - tune into RDU, let the Muslim System Noise take you on a sonic Hadj, and deliver the tastiest cuts of Arab hip-hop and electronic music! Plus, get the down-low on local Muslim youth culture and news from Ōtautahi's one and only - the Muslim System Noise.

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RDU’s Burnt Breakfast

7:30amRāmere | Fri

7:30amRāmere | Fri

Shake off the morning dust and rub the sleep out of your eyes! Tune into 98.5FM every weekday morning! If you're reading this and have got this far...I [...]

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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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In The Mix, with DJSoc

12:00pmRāmere | Fri

12:00pmRāmere | Fri

When you’re In The Mix with DJsoc you’ll get a taste of underground and up-and-coming talent from Christchurch students! We’ve handpicked DJs who have a passion for good tunes and a Friday boogie. Be sure not to miss out on an exclusive sneak peek into UC's electronic music scene filled with head-turning talent and IDs from student producers. Catch you In The Mix!

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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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Rhythm Zone (biweekly)

6:00pmRāmere | Fri

6:00pmRāmere | Fri

Bi-weekly on RDU 98.5FM! Weekly rotating shows, bringing you nothing but the very best. Week 1 Hosts Mike T with Subminimal & Dream.r will [...]

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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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Send It Sessions

6:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

6:00pmRāhoroi | Sat

Tune in weekly for your Saturday "send it" vibes! For a selection of melodic, deep, driving, rhythm grooves from across the globe. Join a rotation of hosts - Moad, 2Shades, Optic Swerve, and Illiterate - for the best in techno, house, and all the weird bits jammed in between! Bust out the jam and scones, chuck the jug on, and kick off your weekend with Send It Sessions, 6 - 8pm only on RDU 98.5FM.  

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Miri Mixer

8:30pmRāhoroi | Sat

8:30pmRāhoroi | Sat

Join party veteran, Miri Stacey, for the Miri Mixer Every Saturday evening! Regardless of if you're preparing to go out, or staying in, Miri will give you an excuse to have a lil' boogy! Tune in as Miri brings you a huge range of musicians, genres, and local characters from around the 03! All geared up to give you a great Saturday night! 8:30 - 10:30 pm, Saturdays.

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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 enjoy a peaceful breakfast in bed! This vibrant show features games, quizzes, song requests and questions. Learn some new recipes and or some inspiring DIY ideas and challenges to keep the kids busy. The team will keep you up to date with all the best children's events and movies on around Canterbury. Radio for Kids, 7 - 9am, Sundays, only on RDU 98.5FM

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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 | Beats On Rye

11:00amRātapu | Sun

11:00amRātapu | Sun

Bi-weekly on RDU 98.5FM! Weekly rotating shows, bringing you nothing but the very best. Week 1: DNA A stone-ground blend of contemporary rock, indie, electronic and hip-hop tunes, from Aotearoa and around the world. Join Amanda and Darlene (and sometimes Molly) for the very best music from back in the day and now. Chatting about the general goings-on in life with news, music, movies, tv and day to day experiences. Week 2: Beats On Rye After a solid five years surfing the air waves of Tamaki Makaurau. Beats on Rye has now found a new home at RDU! Brought to you by DJ El Pasko who originally hails from Otautahi, Beats on Rye promises to bring you a carefully selected batch of new and classic instrumental hip hop from the world’s best producers, plus a bunch of beats, rhymes and jazzy soul from El Pasko’s personal archives.

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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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Redteef Radio

6:00pmRātapu | Sun

6:00pmRātapu | Sun

Out of the 03, RedTeef is an up-and-coming duo, specialising in a mixture of bass-focused music and groovy Elektro. Whatever the occasion, you'll be sure to have your booty shaking and head pounding! Tune in to hear pair mix up a storm of impressive beats. Redteef Radio, Sunday nights on RDU. Put the perfect full stop on your week!

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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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Luv Hub

9:00pmRātapu | Sun

9:00pmRātapu | Sun

Providing the airwaves with the sexiest electro, ghettotek, and footwork.

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In The Underground

10:00pmRātapu | Sun

10:00pmRātapu | Sun

Welcome to Sprouts' In The Underground  A Compilation of UKG, Underground Old/New School Deep, and Tech House from the 90s and Onwards. All of it masterfully combined by resident DJ, Sprouts.    

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Te Ahi Top 10

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    Something Infinite

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