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From bell-bottom jeans to stick-on stars, There’s A Tuesday is the perfect blend of alternative indie and the new age sleepy sounds of Sleeping At Last. The Christchurch band kicked off the first leg of their first headline tour on Friday 11th December at Blue Smoke on a small stage decorated with art decals designed […]

The RDU 98.5FM Magnets Radio Awards is an awards programme that champions and gives recognition to our local broadcasters and musicians from Ōtautahi.  At the 2020 RDU 98.5FM Magnets Radio Awards held on Saturday 5th December at the Wunderbar Lyttleton where the winners were crowned for the Decknology, Round Up and Strange Attractor Awards The […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Pretty Dumb with their track ‘Lasso’ Pretty Dumb is a wannabe grunge band from Christchurch. Their music brings together catchy pop melodies, screaming and heavy distortion. Having just released their ep DIRTS, originally intended to be a bunch of demos, they are set to record their debut […]

Each morning of December, Ben & Josh have counted RDU 98.5FM listeners down with their own personal top tracks of 2020. Check out Ben’s Advent Calendar picks for the year. Twenty Nineteen Eighteen Seventeen Sixteen Fifteen Fourteen Thirteen Twelve Eleven Ten Nine Eight Seven Six Five Four Three Two …One

The RDU 98.5FM Magnets Radio Awards is an awards programme that champions and gives recognition to our local broadcasters and musicians from Ōtautahi.  At the 2020 RDU 98.5FM Magnets Radio Awards held on Saturday 5th December at the Wunderbar Lyttleton where the winners were crowned for the Decknology, Round Up and Strange Attractor Awards The […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Thomas Isbister with his track ‘Helicopter’ The song was born from stumbling across a couple of new ways to play a C#7 chord on the guitar.  Thomas Isbister took out the Te Ahi Top 10 this week with his tune Helicopter, a track off his album #4. […]

Andy GETSET is the host of The Friday Fix Up, 2pm – 4pm, Fridays on RDU 98.5FM. 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 after-work beers and the weekend ahead. […]

The RDU 98.5FM Magnets Radio Awards is an awards programme that champions and gives recognition to our local broadcasters and musicians from Ōtautahi.  At the 2020 RDU 98.5FM Magnets Radio Awards held on Saturday 5th December at the Wunderbar Lyttleton where the winners were crowned for the Decknology, Round Up and Strange Attractor Awards The […]

Sick of your flatmates complaining about the noise? Looking for somewhere to practice your sound with world-class facilities? BeatBox Studios is the place to go! To support musicians due to the effects of COVID-19, the space is offering great special rates, available now until March 2021. Open for bookings seven days a week. 2020 Special […]

Alex Mckay is the co-host of Tea Time, 7pm – 8pm, Mondays on RDU 98.5FM. Each week journey through the years of drum and bass. Tea Time takes listeners on a ride discovering the rich history & unique storyline that has formed the industry we see today. Behind the Airwaves in a blog series where […]


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