Welcome to Music 101!  It's Pride Month and tomorrow is Valentine's day, so we’ve declared this show “the show of love”! We're playing you're favourite love songs, break up songs, and get back together songs. 

Here's what coming up today 

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12:20 INTERVIEW: Synth king Gary Numan on his new album Intruder 

Ahead of the release of his 18th album, synth king Gary Numan talks to Charlotte from his ‘castle in LA’ about the inspiration for his new album – and the love for his wife.

Click here to pre-order Intruder

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1:30 The Sampler:

On today's episode of The Sampler, Tony Stamp reviews debut album from British musician Arlo Parks, and the 3rd album from Wellington musician Estère.


Catch Estère on tour

Arlo Parks: 

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2PM LIVE: Molly Payton 

New Zealand born, UK based indie musician Molly Payton joins us for a live performance. 

Molly’s first EP ‘Mess’ (released in early 2020) was co-produced with Dirty Hit Signee Oscar Lang and was a reflective look at Molly’s teenage years. Her newest EP ‘Porcupine’ is louder and gutsier. "I’ve definitely gravitated towards a heavier, very ‘90s sound,” she says. “I love slacker bands like Happyness and big, noisy bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pavement and Nirvana.”

Catch Molly Payton on tour

Molly Payton on Instagram/ Facebook / Spotify

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Molly Payton

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3:15 Tom Sainsbury - The Best Song Ever Written 

Comedian, Snapchat genius, and playwright Tom Sainsbury tells us which song he thinks is the best song ever.!

Catch Tom at The Tom Sainsbury Love Hour next month as part of the Auckland Arts Festival. He'll be getting to the heart of kiwi celebrity love lives, including Hillary Barry and Chlöe Swarbrick.

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The many faces of Tom Sainsbury

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4:00 The Mixtape - Gin Wigmore 

L.A based Kiwi songstress Gin Wigmore joins us on The Mixtape! In honor of Valentine's Day, she chooses her favourite love songs and chats about life and romance with Charlotte Ryan. 

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Songs played on today's show:


Sébastien Tellier - La Ritournelle

Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You)

The Cure - Just like heaven

Gary Numan- Cars

Gary Numan - Intruder 

Sade - Hang on to your love

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi Love 

Split Enz - Message to my girl 

Chick Corea - My One and Only Love


Nightmares on Wax -  You wish

Chris Knox - Not Given Lightly 

Little Willy John - Need your love so bad

Joni Mitchell - a case of you

PIxies - La La Love You 

Angel Olsen - Shut Up and Kiss Me 

The Supremes  - Baby Love 

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Breathless 

Bright Eyes - First Day of my Life 

Ruby & The Romantics - Our Day Will Come


Aaron Neville - Tell it like it is

David Bowie- Valentines Day 

The Spelling Mistakes - Feel So Good 

Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet 

Liam Finn - Second Chance 

Darcy Clay - Jolene 

Doris Troy - Just one look

Mazzy Star - Fade Into You

Iggy Pop- Loves Missing 

The Ink Spots - I Don't Want to set the World on Fire


Salmonella Dub - Love Your Ways 

Chris Isaac - Wicked Game

Arcade Fire - Put Your Money on Me 

Cut off Your Hands - Live For Eachother 

Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights

Voom - B Your Boy 

John Prine - In Spite of Ourselves 

Connan - Im the man that can find you

Lorde- Perfect Places

Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivers, I'm Yours 

Spell Spell Spell ft Troy Kingi - Break My Heart 

The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue