Nights for Friday 6 December 2013
7:06 Sonic Tonic
8:06 On The Spot - Thomas Petschner
Impromptu thoughts, perspectives and opinions on either the little or big things of life.
In this programme – one of a four-part series on the different parts of the orchestra – Karl Steven explores the secret world of the brass family and talks to some of New Zealand's shiniest brass players about their instruments. Join us as we delve into the history of trumpets, trombones, horns, and tubas and their kin, explore Tutankhamun's burial chamber, and learn about musical military signals, as well as listening to a truckload of brazen and beautiful brassy music.
9:06 Country Life
Rural news and features.
10:17 Late Edition
11:06 The Day John Lennon Died
On December 8, 1980, musician John Lennon was shot and killed outside of his apartment building in New York City by a deluded fan. Producer Paul Ingles asked various people to recall how they heard the news and what John Lennon's music meant to them. The program also includes excerpts from an interview John and Yoko Ono gave the morning of the day he died in 1980.
Find out more about The Day John Lennon Died radio programme on the PRX website.