18 May 2019

Murray Cammick and Chris Bourke - Rip It Up meets digital age

From Saturday Morning, 9:04 am on 18 May 2019

This week the first 100 issues of local music magazine Rip It Up went live in digitised form at the National Library's Papers Past website. It's the first time Papers Past has digitised a contemporary, popular magazine.

The issues come from the magazine's first eight years, 1977-1985, when it was edited and published by Murray Cammick.

The magazine was sold by Cammick in 1994 for $1, but he remained with the publication until 1998. It then had a variety of owners and editors until its demise in 2015.

From 1986 to 1988 Cammick employed Chris Bourke as the editor, while he concentrated on publishing.

Cammick, now a DJ and writer, and Bourke, the content director of music history website AudioCulture, will join Kim to talk about how Rip It Up helped New Zealanders lose their cultural cringe.