Radio Southland Programmes:

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The Crave Rave Breakfast broadcasts every weekday morning 7-9am with host Jake Topi. It’s a modern, cool & hip way to start the day with a cool mix of electronic, dance and hip-hop music, attitude and giveaways.

Here’s a link to the Facebook page:


community lawThe Southland Community Law Centre

Each month staff from the Southland Community Law Centre talks about everyday issues that affect you. Do you know what your rights are? Listen out from 9-9.15am on the first and third Monday of each month to keep up to date.


Manic Mondays

Manic Mondays at Radio Southland

Stacey Taylor, Aimee Emerson & Brad Clarkson are vivacious budding radio stars with an optimistic outlook on life and a thirst for the interesting – that’s reflected in the varied range of subjects they talk about and the interviews they conduct. No prizes for guessing they like their rock music – there’s an awesome playlist for you to enjoy each week. “Manic Mondays at Radio Southland” airs each week…funnily enough…on Mondays! Listen live from 10.30am-12pm or catch the repeat on Monday evenings from 8-9.30pm.

Here’s a link to the Facebook page:


Talking in Circles
Since the late 1970’s Southland artist and musician John Husband produced a daily comment piece, first for Radio New Zealand, and then on Foveaux Radio – which developed into his own long running talk show. Since retiring from radio in 2001, John has now returned to present a selection of his old scripts to show how much (or how little) has changed since the years they were first read. It’s a wonderful trip back in time, and though provoking too! “Talking in Circles” airs at 12.10pm and 5.10pm every Monday.



The Ryno Show

The eclectic reflections of Ryan Isaacs, a local 17 year old old soul, accompanied by some old school music! The Ryno Show airs on Mondays at 4.30pm.




Radio without Pictures

The title is a nod to the 70s-80s television show that celebrated a diverse range of music – much of which wasn’t mainstream. In this radio show host Darren Ludlow examines a mix of mainstream and off-beat tracks and matches them with facts and trivia,  reflections from life and a career in broadcasting. The show airs 6-9pm on Mondays and repeats Thursdays from 9-11pm.


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Space Oddities 

Space Oddities is a new show, brought to you by Mike Bailey and Kim Diack. It features “Whats in the sky this month?”, local astronomical events, space history, interviews with astronomy experts, and updates of the latest international space news! If you’re a hardwired space nerd, or are interested in astronomy, this is the show for you! Space Oddities airs at 9.30pm on Mondays.


Blind Spot
Blind Spot is a programme produced by the Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand – Southland Branch (ABC). The ABC is a blind consumer organization established by blind people in 1945. Their programme focuses on issues relating to blind and vision impaired people. Blind Spot is sponsored by SBS Bank and plays from 9-9.15am on the fourth Tuesday of every month.


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Terry Toner’s Tuesday Tunes

Reminisce with Terry every Tuesday morning as he takes a trip back though the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s (sometimes even earlier) with his own unique, warm style. A prolific collector and avid bookworm, Terry has a great way of looking at the world today while winding back the clock. Great company to start your Tuesdays from 9.30-11.30am.



Sixties Sensations
Peter Miller hosts this wonderful two hour trip down a musical memory lane as he revisits the vibrant (and sometimes almost forgotten) songs and sounds of the sixties. He mixes in some wonderful memories of life in Invercargill and Southland during those years. Peter also adds his own twist with some recreations of sixties hits with his own keyboards. Give him a call for requests or dedications – Sixties Sensations goes to air 12.30-2.30pm on Tuesdays.

Here’s a link to the Facebook page:




Old Folks At Home
Sit back, relax and reminisce with Peter Miller as he plays all your old-time favourites. He welcomes your requests and dedications, which can be sent to the station. Old Folks At Home plays on Tuesdays from 3-5pm and replays on Sundays 7-9pm.



Number 10

Each week the crew from Number 10 come up with a revolving set of young people guest starring on the Number 10 Radio Show. Tune in for laughs, games, and serious chat with youth about youth issues. This show airs on Tuesdays at 5.30pm!


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Hi! I’m Dylan Goulding, a teenager at high school. I love music, media and celebrity gossip. My show’s called 2 Fast 2 Pass. I play music mostly – a mix of genres such as rock, hip-hop, pop and more, so anyone with different tastes in music can listen and enjoy. I also talk a lot – about movies, music & entertainment, fashion, news and celebrity gossip. My show plays at 6pm Tuesday evenings and replays on Saturdays at 9pm.



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Hosted by Aditi Raj, Sweet Dish is a show for everyone, but with an international vibe. Aditi covers a little bit of everything on her show, from music, to the joys of house-hunting, to the international student scene, to coffee & cake, to girl talk. Aditi has regular giveaways on her show, so do tune in – Tuesdays from 7-9pm and on Fridays from 2-4pm. Her show’s Facebook page is:



Pretty Ill, Actually!


A new show on chronic illness & disability, Pretty Ill, Actually! is a show hosted by Rachael Goldsmith. It’s for people living with all sorts of medical conditions, their friends, whanau and carers. Each episode is about a different diagnosis, with interviews from both personal and organisational perspectives. This show is broadcast each Wednesday at 9am, and repeats at 2pm on Sunday.

Here’s a link to the Facebook page:



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The Book Show
Terry Toner presents this half-hour tribute to the written, printed word. Listen for author interviews, news on the latest and up-coming releases, and reviews from our local book fans. Listen out Wednesday morning 10-10.30am (replayed 4pm Sundays).

Check out the Facebook page for more news and reviews:



Country Express with Noel Parry
The second longest running show on Radio Southland is Country Express, hosted by Noel Parry for nearly 12 years. Noel plays a real mix of traditional country, yodeling, bluegrass and country rock and has a loyal legion of dedicated country music followers in Southland, across New Zealand and also (thanks to live streaming) across the world. Country Express airs Wednesdays from 2.30-5.30pm.



Jack’s Knowledge of Sport


Each week Jack Lovett-Hurst brings you the latest NZ sports fixture results, analysis, news, and information on upcoming matches & games. Jack is a very keen young sportsperson who lives with a disability, but doesn’t let that slow him down. Tune into Jack’s show on Wednesdays at 6.45pm!




Art is our Perception

Lyndal and Darren Ludlow take turns talking art and interview creative Southlanders. Arts covered include visual and performing – and maybe something new and groundbreaking. If you’re a creative, we’d love to have you on our show!

Here’s a link to the Facebook page:


First Word

First Word is the Southland District Council‘s news & information show. Tune in at 7.30 to find out what’s going on in the district, and what the council can do to help you! First Word airs every Wednesday at 7.30pm, and replays 9am Thursday mornings!



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IDEA Radio Show
Southland IDEA clients (people with learning disabilities) produce their own radio show here – in fact they have been involved with programme making now for seven years. The show is an hour of popular music with people taking turns at announcing the songs and talking about their favourite things. Some have the ability to do technical tasks and others require a bit more help, but they all say their ‘radio’ hour is something they all really look forward to each week. IDEA Radio Show broadcasts weekly on Thursdays at 12.30pm – 1.30pm.


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WWW (World Wide Wilson)

Music and social commentary that gives a hint of what goes on in the mind of a 15 year old Pokemon hunting Manga reader, Marvel Universe fan and You Tuber Wilson Ludlow. The show airs 4-5pm on Thursdays.



Ben, Kim and friends talk honestly about life as a father – often from a single dad perspective, but also highlighting life as a step-father and natural father. This show features discussions on parenting, child support, Family Court, custody issues, and raising awesome kids!



A Voice of Samoa


Faleauto is a lawyer from Samoa who lives in Southland. He presents A Voice of Samoa, which is a series of semi-fictional stories about life in Samoa, and as a young immigrant to NZ. A Voice of Samoa airs on 6pm on Thursdays, and repeats Sunday at 10.30pm.


Ceol and Craic

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Introducing Leon Hartnett – and his Irish themed show – Ceol & Craic! Each fortnight Leon brings you an hour of banter and music. Ceol & Craic airs at 7pm on Thursdays. Taitneamh a bhaint as! (Enjoy!)




InversOriginals with– Jay Sellwood
Jay Sellwood is a fizzing ball of energy whose focus is supporting and playing local Southland music on his show. Jay has a lively broadcast style and he really knows his stuff. On InversOriginals he showcases local music often with interesting background information about the artists and their songs. InversOriginals broadcasts live on Thursdays at 8.00 – 9.00pm.




Woman’s World
Woman’s World provides a politically active perspective on issues that affect women in the community. Presenters of the show have so far included Anne McCracken, Vanya Bailey and Lyn Devery. The show’s aimed at a wide cross section of the community and has a steady flow of different guests. It’s very informative. Women’s World broadcasts 9 – 9.15am on Fridays.


City Focus
The Invercargill City Council is always busy upgrading its services and implementing council bylaws and plans. But, listening to the councillors being interviewed about is the best way to get the message across about how their processes actually work. City Focus is one the stations longest running shows and on it, you can hear all the latest news from the Invercargill Council. City Focus broadcasts Fridays at 9.15 – 9.30am


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Emily Fraser brings you Fraser FM – a 15 minute show featuring her favourite tunes and commentary, brought from the perspective of a feisty gal living life to the full despite disability!




Calm Minds

Terry Lynch returns with Calm Minds – a show with advice, interviews and perspective for mental health consumers, their friends, workmates and families. Terry is a consumer himself, and also an advocate for other consumers. Terry is also a poet and you’ll often hear some of his works in the show. Calm Minds broadcasts Fridays at 4 – 4.30pm and replays on Sundays 4.30 – 5pm.


Friday Night Live
If you want to get yourself set-up for a good Friday night out – or you’d just rather stay in and have a party at home, then check out Friday Night Live with Joshie Pask. He’s studied radio and now he wants to try and break some of the rules with some ‘out there’ humor and the latest party-time sounds. Keep and keep an ear out for some of Joshie’s own special mixes too – he’s quite the DJ. Friday Night Live with Joshie Pask, 7 – 9pm on Friday nights (funnily enough).


Millsy Rocks
Rock and metal fans rejoice – experienced broadcaster Carl “Millsy” Mills finally gets to play his favourite music every week with his own show on Radio Southland. Thanks to United Video you can keep up to date with the latest entertainment information, plus there’s everything you need to know from the world of rock (and maybe some wrestling gossip too). Millsy Rocks plays every Friday from 9-11pm and is replayed on Saturdays from 8-10pm. Here’s hoping the studio speakers can cope!

Here’s a link to the Facebook page:



Sounds Easy with Peter Richardson
For a pleasant start to your Saturday morning Radio Southland suggests tuning into what is now our longest running live broadcast – Sounds Easy. Hosted by Peter Richardson, this is a wonderful mix of music from yesteryear, from motion picture musicals to light and lyrical classical music to classic radio comedy skits to help ease you into your weekend. Now into his twentieth year of producing Sounds Easy, Peter says he still thoroughly enjoys the experience of presenting his early morning programme. Sounds Easy, broadcasts Saturdays from 7.30 – 10.30am.



Multi Brazil introduces Brazilian musical culture here in Southland, presenting a variety of rhythms, singers and bands. You can listen to the show every Saturday at 12pm or on Tuesday at 2:30pm, at Radio Southland 96.4FM. You can also listen in at

Host Danilo is from Limeira, a city of Brazil. He is a professional voice-over artist, and he has been an actor since 2000. Nowadays, he is the main voice of Syfy Channel in Brazil. Living in Invercargill with his family since last December, he is also an international student at Southern Institute of Technology, pursuing a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Enterprise.




 Grinding Gears


Do you consider yourself a bit of a car fanatic? Love talking about everything from classic cars to the latest model out? Enjoy spending your Sundays watching motorsport? Then we’ve got a new show just for you! Join Pete & Aaron on Sundays at 5.30pm for Grinding Gears!

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NZ Access Radio Programmes:

Backporch Bluegrass – brought to you by Free FM in Hamilton. Using his own vast archive of CD’s and vinyl records, Paul produces ‘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, NZ and Australian bluegrass.

Musafir Hoon Yaaro – brought to you by Free FM in Hamilton. Musafir Hoon Yaaro is for all Indian students who are away from home.

Kapiti Gay – brought to you by Coast Access Radio. Tony hosts Kapiti Gay – Coast Access Radio’s programme for gay people and their friends & whanau.

Lesbian Community – brought to you by Wellington Access Radio. This programme has been providing a space for lesbians to ‘meet’, learn about and contribute to their community for over twenty years. Aimed at a full diversity of lesbians, gay women, queer women, takataapui women and whichever labels people choose for themselves; it is also listened to by others who enjoy the music and news on the programme.

Retro’spect – brought to you by Free FM in Hamilton. Retrospect is a weekly radio show and podcast of heady 60’s Garage Punk, presented by Phil Grey.

My Kind of Jazz – brought to you by Otago Access Radio. Each week Calder Prescott plays an hour selection of his favourite jazz numbers!

Jazz Brothers – brought to you by Coast Access Radio. Music from the exciting and unpredictable world of jazz presented by John Joyce. John presents an hour of Jazz, local, international, past and present, with the occasional guest thrown in!

Jalsa Fiji: Brought to you by Plains FM in Christchurch. It’s time to party with Rajneeta, The Bad Boys and The Desi Boys on this Fiji Indian radio programme! Jalsa Fiji Radio comes to your ears on Radio Southland every Wednesday from 10.30am-12pm with plenty of music and and fun!

Say Mê Việt Nam –  Passionate Vietnam: Brought to you by Otago Access Radio. Say Mê Việt Nam celebrates the culture and uniqueness of Vietnam through music, stories and language. Join Lien and Jayden every Wednesday at 12.30pm on Radio Southland as they feature special guests from Vietnam, New Zealand, and all parts of the globe.

Kabayan Radio: Brought to you by Plains FM. Alfie, Edgar and Lily bring you up to date news and information for the Filipino community, and also showcase their vibrant music and culture. This show airs from 1-2pm on Radio Southland!

Indigenous Encounters: Brought to you by Otago Access Radio. Join host Pia Kahn Wednesdays on Radio Southland from 2-2.30pm as she explores aspects of indigenous cultures – from food, music and spiritual beliefs to oral traditions, politics, current affairs and activism. She will be joined by some wonderful guests, sharing their stories with you.

Being Healthy Naturally – brought to you by Otago Access Radio. Naturopath Francisca Griffin provides a guide to living well, with simple tips for positive change.

Collaborative Voices – brought to you by Wellington Access Radio. Collaborative Voices profiles community organisations and their people in a way that actively demonstrates how these organisations are working.

Pulse of Politics – brought to you by Otago Access Radio. Veteran journalist Neale McMillan hosts interviews, conversations and debate with leading political figures.

Safe & Sound – brought to you by Free FM in Hamilton. A show about animal welfare and rights. Sandra and Lynley cover animal welfare and rights and plant-based diet recipes and other issues related to our use of animals, including the environmental impacts of farming.

Paakiwaha – brought to you by Radio Waatea. Paakiwaha is an exciting weekly two hour current affairs program hosted by Willie Jackson and featuring topical national kaupapa from a Māori perspective.

Suzy & Friends – brought to you by Treehut Ltd. A show for young children, the Suzy & Friends team is made up of Suzy Cato, Trevor Plant, Phil Yule and Brent Holt, but a whole team of people help create each episode:, including Bryan & Bobby, Kids Just Like You, Joker of the week and the team from NZ On Air!

Mabuhay Radio Filipino: Brought to you by Plains FM. The crew invite you to listen in for a range of guest interviews and music to entertain and inform our kabayans about a variety of topics to help you make a smooth transition to the Kiwi way of life. They also want to show off the talents and skills that Filipinos bring to New Zealand! So if you have an interest in Filipino culture and language, and want to hear information about settling in as migrants here – tune in and join Carlos and guests for an hour each Sunday from 9pm. They’d love to have your company!

Bluesology – brought to you by Otago Access Radio in Dunedin. Come along for the ride as Tony Nielsen celebrates the music of blues legends!