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The 95bFM Historical Society

Produced by Dubhead, with thanks to Troy Ferguson

The 95bFM Historical Society: Campbell Smith "Roy The Lawyer"

The 95bFM Historical Society: Campbell Smith "Roy The Lawyer" The 95bFM Historical Society: Campbell Smith "Roy The Lawyer", 78.78 MB

Roy The Lawyer had "a voice like gravel" to "save you from the gavel". Campbell Smith does not. In this episode, he reveals why; and discusses how 95bFM was his entry into the music biz where he now heads RIANZ, brings the Big Day Out to Auckland, and has offices that nobody breaks the toilet or hits anybody with ironing boards. (Episode 22 Parts 1-2 of 2)

The 95bFM Historical Society: Nice and Urlich

The 95bFM Historical Society: Nice and Urlich The 95bFM Historical Society: Nice and Urlich, 69.91 MB

Peter Urlich (1986; 1993 to 2001, 2008 to present) and Bevan Keys (1995 to 2001). I'll never forget whats-is-name...Peter Urlich & Bevan Keys inspired an entire radio station based solely on their Sat AM show, issued 3 mega-selling compilation CDs that made it as far as the Egyptian desert, sold out parties nationwide, and peculiarly enough are two of the most pleasant and level-headed individuals in radio. Peter currently hosts Bright & Urlich after becoming a multi-media sensation; while Bevan is no longer a boxer. (Episode 38, Parts 1-3 of 3)

The 95bFM Historical Society: Owen Harris

The 95bFM Historical Society: Owen Harris The 95bFM Historical Society: Owen Harris, 77.43 MB

When you think of an archetypal bFM DJ in the late 80s and early 90s, you think of a character very much like Owen 'The Jackal' Harris; a dedicated musical omnivore who would go hungry rather than pass up on buying records. Buying LOTS of records. Owen also was partly responsible for the world's first-ever documentary series on Split Enz, as well as frequently hosting The "surprise" and "special" parts of 95bFM programming, focusing on one artist, label, or era. He has been a resident of the USA this century, where he works for the space program (we think). (Episode 23 Parts 1-2 of 2)

The 95bFM Historical Society: Steve Simpsons

The 95bFM Historical Society: Steve Simpsons The 95bFM Historical Society: Steve Simpsons, 80.18 MB

Steve Simpson 1996 to 2006 Does anybody recall when he was Steve "The Jaguar" Simpson on Monday Drive? No? But you remember when he was "Natalie" on Breakfast. Anyhow, Steve was a Drive host, Wire host, Breakfast producer, Sales rep, Sales Manager, Brand Manager AND member of a bunch of bands formed for bFM events. Oh, and he was in Pash: they played the Nth Shore Events Centre with Garbage & Ash, on a bill which should have been listed "Ash, Pash, and Trash". (Episode 39, Parts 1-3 of 3)

The 95bFM Historical Society: Patrick "Dubhead" Waller

The 95bFM Historical Society: Patrick "Dubhead" Waller The 95bFM Historical Society: Patrick "Dubhead" Waller, 78.67 MB

In this episode, Dubhead turns the mic on himself & relates tales of his 24 year involvement in 95bFM - 19 of those as the host of The Rhythm Selection. From rocksteady to roots reggae, experimental avant-garde to singing a commercial for car stereos, Dubhead asks himself the hard questions and explains why the magic of radio has never ceased to amaze him. (Episode 24 Parts 1-2 of 2)

The 95bFM Historical Society: Debbie Gibbs

The 95bFM Historical Society: Debbie Gibbs The 95bFM Historical Society: Debbie Gibbs, 83.75 MB

Debbi Gibbs 1983 to 1989 Unlike many of the 95bFM Historical Society alumni, Debbi DID in fact graduate - with a degree in architecture. However, she hasn't ever been an architect: instead, she managed the Straitjacket Fits & the Headless Chickens in the 80s and 90s, and and went on to manage producers - like Flood. Debbi was at the helm on b at the pivotal time when it was to broadcast throughout the year and switch to the FM frequency. *** THIS WAS THE FINAL EPISODE OF 95bFM HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 40 years = 40 interviews. Dubhead would like to thank all the participants for their graciousness; and tips his hat to EVERYBODY who has contributed to radio b since 1969. (Episode 40, Parts 1-3 of 3)

The 95bFM Historical Society: Andrew Boak

The 95bFM Historical Society: Andrew Boak The 95bFM Historical Society: Andrew Boak, 75.85 MB

Andrew Boak first appeared at Radio b with a demo of his mod band The Regulators in 1980, and soon after became one of the "Gang of Andrews", the team who transformed the station into basically what we know today. He went on to NZ's first commershull FM station while still spinning discs on b's Resurrection Punk Show and playing guitar in the legendary No Tag. (Episode 25 Parts 1 and 2 of 2)

The 95bFM Historical Society: Duncan Campbell

The 95bFM Historical Society: Duncan Campbell The 95bFM Historical Society: Duncan Campbell, 71.75 MB

Duncan Campbell started the Campus Radio Sound System -- Auckland's first-ever reggae radio show -- in 1979. In these dark days, reggae was hard to come by in NZ: and to mailorder the volume necessary to run a show, it was necessary to get an importer's license from the Custom's Service. Duncan recounts the evolution of the show. (Episode 6, Parts 1-4 of 4)

The 95bFM Historical Society: Renee Jones

The 95bFM Historical Society: Renee Jones The 95bFM Historical Society: Renee Jones, 73.28 MB

Renee Jones - longtime Saturday Afternoon host, cartoonist, and industrious music industry worker -- tells of arriving at 95bFM in 1989, after an obsessive love affair with the station which began in her first year of high school. Being fired from Freak The Sheep, being considered "old school" while in her mid 20s, and deciding to marry her husband after hearing him on the radio (but not meeting him until later). (Episode 26 Parts 1-2 of 2)

The 95bFM Historical Society: Liz Tan

The 95bFM Historical Society: Liz Tan The 95bFM Historical Society: Liz Tan, 69.24 MB

Liz Tan was the youngest station manager in the history of bFM, taking the controls when she was 21. Along with her phenomenal organisational skills, she had great musical taste and could spot raw talent: it was Liz who encouraged her teenage pals Slave & Otis to think about broadcasting. Liz in now in the business of motion pictures. (Episode 7, Parts 1-3 of 3)