Spanky Moore | Now That’s What I Call RDU

The Morning After with Ben and Josh | 18 May 2021


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

Episode 12: Spanky Moore

The Morning After welcomes Spanky Moore, prized RDU 98.5FM Breakfast Show Host of the 2000s. Spanky reminisces with the present-day RDU breakfast team about his bands 1999 Round Up win, his past breakfast show, the change in accessibility of music, and why radio remains an important part of life for many people. He shares with the listeners four tracks that have really stuck with him from the time period; Mates with Marxist – Clowndog, Stars – Gasoline Cowboy, Hope (Walking Man Remix) – Fat Freddy’s Drop, and All We Could Do – The Sneezes.

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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