7:07 Sonic Tonic - Radio

Are you turning on, tuning in or dropping out?

1950s-era crystal radio set. The antenna wire has a clip to attach to a metal object and improve reception.

1950s-era crystal radio set. The antenna wire has a clip to attach to a metal object and improve reception. Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Joe Haupt

7:10 Element of the Week - Radium

To mark 2019 as the year of the Periodic Table, RNZ Nights has teamed up with the MacDiarmid Institute to bring you Element of The Week.

Tonight, Jonathan Falconer. MacDiarmid Institute Researcher and University of Otago Postdoctoral Fellow introduces us to the element Radium and the reason for tonight's sonic tonic dedicated to Radio.

8:05 Killjoy

Episode 13, of KILLJOY, our true-crime satire podcast. Well Amy is still missing but Ezra is on the case.  Caring for your staff is what it’s all about … isn’t it?   But how can he help her if he can’t talk to her.

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Photo: RNZ/Laura Robinson

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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RNZ Pacific's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.

8:30 Friday Night Live

For Friday Night Live we are joined by LA based NZ born folk troubadour Andrew Keoghan in concert at The Kings Arms in 2015.

Andrew Keoghan

Andrew Keoghan Photo: Supplied

9:07 Country Life 

Our weekly trip to the country.

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Photo: RNZ/Sally Round

10:17 Lately

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Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.

11:07 The Mixtape

This week, Jaz Coleman is best known as the frontman for the band Killing Joke, but he's been a classical composer and conductor for almost as long. He's also a part-time resident of New Zealand, co-founding York St Studios and producing albums for Shihad, Emma Paki and Hiniwehi Mohi during his time here. 

Jaz Coleman

Jaz Coleman Photo: supplied

His latest album Magna Invocatio features classical compositions of Killing Joke songs, performed by the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Jaz speaks with Tony Stamp and plays some of the songs that have meant the most to him.