Joe Sampson | Now That’s What I Call RDU

The Morning After with Ben and Josh | 24 May 2021


Now That’s What I Call RDU: 2010 – 2019 

Episode 16: Joe Sampson

The Morning After welcomes Joe Sampson, a member of Christchurch bands such as T54 (pictured centre with bandmates Matt Scobie and Sam Hood),  Salad Boys, and The Dance Athmastics, and founder of Christchurch label, Melted Icecream. The duo chatted to Joe about the changes in the way music was accessed in the 2010s, the rise of guitar music out and about, the cycles of what’s in fashion with the music industry, and getting into the industry; then verse the now. He shares with the listeners four tracks that have really stuck with him from the time period; Kill Me – Team Ugly, Synchronicity – Ano Pascoe, Jamie Strattons Live Exorcism – BMP and Supersoaker – X-Ray Charles.

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

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


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