Nights for Friday 20 February 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:30 pm AK79 Live (Part One of Two)

Over two nights in November (2008), Auckland's Monte Cristo Room played host to shows that reconvened the key participants of the late 1970s local punk rock scene.

This independent, gut level short haired rock and roll was first documented on the defining compilation AK79, a record that has taken on a life of its own over the last three decades to become an internationally-known snapshot of New Zealand in 1979 - all the more astounding considering the youthful scene that spawned it represented merely a tiny subset of local popular culture.

So when The Terrorways, Proud Scum, Spelling Mistakes, Scavengers and the X-Features came together thirty years down the track, it was a bringing together of their historical import with the high-powered rock and roll fun that had earned this music a place in history in the first instance.
Over two episodes, 'AK79 Live' documents what happened on those two nights, and illustrates how the events of a pop subculture of the late 70s continues to impact on both the participants and the course of local popular culture itself.

8 pm News & Weather

8:10 How Tough Is Tough?

Mr Mouse (Billy Wilson), creator, of the Tough Guy Challenge - reputed to be the world's ultimate endurance test - described as "uniquely fear-ridden" test of both body and spirit.

8:30 DNA Files

8:50 Conundrum:

The answer and the winner's chosen song.

9 pm News & Weather

9:06 Country Life:

Rural news & features.

10 pm News & Weather

10:17 Late Edition:

A review of the leading news from Morning Report, Nine to Noon, Afternoons and Checkpoint. Also hear the latest news from around the Pacific on Radio New Zealand International's Dateline Pacific.

11 pm News & Weather

11:06 The 2008 NZ Country Music Awards (RNZ)