Zita Joyce | Now That’s What I Call RDU

The Morning After with Ben and Josh | 11 May 2021


Now That’s What I Call RDU: 1990 – 1999

Episode 7: Zita Joyce

The Morning After welcomes Zita Joyce, Programming Director for RDU 98.5FM in the 90s. Providing insights on what it was like to work at RDU 98.5FM during the decade, briefly touching on the history of the relationship with the UCSA, the fashion of the time period and the staff members who contributed to shaping the station to what we see today. She shares with the listeners four tracks that have really stuck with her from the time period; Hurricane Bob – Hawaii Five-O,  A Flat Pop Song #2 – The Centre Will Hold,  Dolly, You’re The One – The Steffan Van Soest Hit Machine, and Be A Girl – The Stereo Bus.

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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