New shows for 2014

Get set for some new sounds on our station as we roll in to 2014.

Porirua-born and present Invercargillian, Corey Fuimaono, is a current student at SIT, undertaking a Bachelor in Digital Media and was previously a Youth MP for List MP, Jan Logie, and created and hosted the show Planet WTF on The VBC, a student radio station in Wellington back in 2013. His new show – “The Student handbook” – will feature from 9pm on Wednesdays. Want to know what’s happening in the world of students in Southland? From Youth News and Lifestyle Tips on a Student Budget to the latest in Alternative and World Music and Reviews, “The Student Handbook” is a program that is made by students, for students and any one else who just happens to be listening.

Radio Southland is also pleased to showcase five new programmes from our partner Access station Free FM in Hamilton, via the Access Internet Radio (AIR) Project.

“Back Porch Bluegrass” will play 1-2pm Mondays. Host Paul Trenwith is a founder member of the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, playing banjo and occasionally singing harmony parts. Paul has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music, and when the opportunity for a radio show was offered, decided there was no better time than now for a programme of bluegrass music. Using his own vast archive of CD’s and vinyl records, Paul has produced “Back Porch Bluegrass”, featuring a wide range of the genre’s best performers. The show includes tracks from the classic bands, the traditional stylists and contemporary groups as well as some ‘roots’ bluegrass and newgrass.

“Hashtag Radio” will play 9-10pm Mondays. From serious indepth commentary to the outrageous scandals of the everyday NZer, Hashtag Radio hosted by tweeting twits @V8Matty @PhidMcAwesome and @CharisMcAwesome examine & highlight juicy snippets from the social media platforms that connect us all. Follow the Hashtag Radio team @HashtagRadioNZ and follow them at

“Rock del Sur” will play 11am-12.30pm Sundays. ROCK music is much more than a genre of popular music; is a state of mind and a life protocol. Let yourself be taken on a journey across the Pacific Ocean to land on the River Plate shores in the beautiful South America and delight your senses with “Rock del SUR”.
Rock in Spanish with Latino roots that will get your head spinning and your blood heated.

“Crossover Kiribati” will play 12.30-2pm Sundays. This is a new Kiribati community show with a primary focus on news, music, interviews and notices from the different Kiribati Church communities. The show’s host Fulitua Taraora broadcasts current news and views in general from Kiribati, New Zealand and around the world, in areas that may be relevant to the lives the Kiribati people. This is intended to unite all I-Kiribati in mind and heart for better living in New Zealand. Kiribati [ pronounced kiribas], officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean.

“Tamil Allai” will play 10-11am Tuesdays. The show looks at Tamil news, political analysis, food, music, sport, education, health and much more. Host Maheswaran Rohan wants the show to make Tamil culture available to anyone who is curious to know more.

Radio Southland will be featuring additional programmes from other Access Radio stations in the future.

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