Darlene Heard and Amanda Watts | Now That’s What I Call RDU

The Morning After with Ben and Josh | 19 May 2021


Now That’s What I Call RDU: 2000 – 2009

Episode 13: Darlene Heard and Amanda Watts

The Morning After welcomes Darlene Heard and Amanda Watts, longstanding show hosts at RDU 98.5FM, present-day hosts of Fridays with Amanda & Darlene, gig-goers and music lovers to catch up with Ben and Josh about their experiences in the 03 back in the 00s. They share with the listeners four tracks that have really stuck with them from the time period; Disco Bag – Pig Out, Second Hand Girl – The Shocking Pinks, Two Shadows – Transistors and Pop Eats Pop – The Tiger Tones.

In celebration of NZ Music Month, RDU 98.5FM presents Now That’s What I Call RDU, a live podcast series taking place on ‘The Morning After’ breakfast show throughout the month of May.

The series aims to delve deep into the rich history and culture that has helped shape the Ōtautahi music scene to what we see today. Each week will focus on a different decade, starting in the 1980s and moving through to the 2020s for the final episode. 

Hosted by RDU 98.5FM’s breakfast duo, Ben O’Connell & Josh Watson, the pair will welcome guests from across the eras. Taking a closer look at what was going on within the local scene at the time, uncovering the memories and of course, revisiting some of the incredible music that has been produced in the city we call home.

Tune in live on RDU 98.5FM each weekday of May between 8- 8.30am or listen on-demand by visiting www.rdu.org.nz.

Now That’s What I Call RDU is proudly made with the support of Ōtautahi music venue, 12 Bar.


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