7:06 Sonic Tonic

8 pm News and Weather

8:06 On The Spot

Impromptu thoughts, perspectives and opinions on either the little or big things of life – tonight's guest is... Richard Pamatatau.

8:25 The Black Seeds Live at The Powerstation

The popular capital band is captured in fine form at The Powerstation in Auckland during the Dust and Dirt album release tour. Tracks include: 'Frostbite', 'Cool Me Down', 'Heavy Mono E', 'Cracks In Our Crown' and 'Turn It Around'.

9 pm News and Weather

9:06 Country Life

Rural news and features.

10 pm News and 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 and Weather

11:06 1977 - The Year Punk Broke

Few years in music history have seen more dramatic changes in attitude and sound than 1977. 1977’s punk explosion energised young musicians, scandalized their parents, and changed the music industry forever. In 1977, punk rock went from an underground fringe movement to a full-blown mass culture phenomenon.

This programme explores punk’s development in both New York and London, touching on landmark bands and albums along the way. Punk journalist Ira Robbins takes listeners through New York’s CBGB’s, where bands like Television, The Ramones, and The Talking Heads formed punk’s first organized scene.

Later music writer Jon Savage remembers London’s “punk explosion” and the historic single that got the Sex Pistols banned across the British media. Finally, Jim and Greg share some of their favorite tracks from 1977 by bands including Wire, The Adverts, and The Voidoids. (Sound Opinions)

See the PRX website for this programme