RNZ's flagship music show Music 101 has been the home of great new music for over a decade, continuously evolving to reflect music trends and audience interests.
Over the years, the show has benefited from many passionate music people hosting and reporting on music from Aotearoa and abroad.
Alex Behan presented his final episode on Saturday 22 December.
RNZ thanks Alex for his great contribution to the show, his professionalism and for being the public face of our passion for music, especially that from Aotearoa.
Alex’s colleagues and fans wish him all the very best for his next adventures and are naturally sad to see him go for now.
Check out Alex’s farewell Music 101 show.
I'm very sad to hear this. Alex has his heart in this job. https://t.co/k1ncoaGrmD— Russell Brown (@publicaddress) December 11, 2018
Yes, he truly gives a damn. And the programme has wonderfully reflected that care.— John Campbell (@JohnJCampbell) December 11, 2018
You took us on a journey of discovery each week. You will be sadly missed and I thank you for your commitment to music and infectious passion.— Lorraine Barry (@Lorraine_Barry) December 11, 2018
Fa'afetai lava @BehanAlex - thank you for giving a platform to all our awesome Pacific and Maori musicians out there doing amazing stuff. Go well Alex— Moera TuilaepaTaylor (@Mtuilaepataylor) December 12, 2018
RNZ recently appointed a new Music Content Director – Willy Macalister (previously Content Director at dance music station George FM) – who starts with us in February.
The new appointment will facilitate a re-focusing and extension of RNZ’s music coverage, allowing it to better engage with new and current audiences.
In the lead-up to the new appointment, some vacancies within RNZ Music have not been filled, with the view to allowing Willy to plan the next step in our evolution.
Music 101 and the RNZ Music team will continue to bring you great songs and stories about the music we love.