Rachel Gunn | Now That’s What I Call RDU

The Morning After with Ben and Josh | 27 May 2021


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

Episode 19: Rachel Gunn

The Morning After welcomes Rachel Gunn née Mortan, present-day music manager who kicked off her career in the industry ten years ago within the walls of the iconic 1985 Canta Horse Truck also known as the RDUnit. They discuss what it was like to convert the horse truck and operate the airwaves out of it during the 2010s, touching on some iconic RDU events and comparing the similarities between the recovery post-earthquake in Christchurch and the Covid-19 pandemic globally. She shares with the listeners four tracks that have really stuck with her from the time period; Here’s No Use – Salad Boys, San Pedro – Doprah (Our first double up for the series! Also featured in Episode #17), Culture Clash – Estère and Not Gambling – Shocking Pinks. 

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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