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A history of student radio: Episode three

Friday 16th January 2015

Radio New Zealand's Music 101 presents a four-part journey through 45 years of student radio in New Zealand - the stars and bands who got their breaks, the politics, the music, the piracy and the No. 8 wire mentality.

Radio One's Bald Breakfast. Image courtesy of Richard Wain.

Student radio stations tap into the youth market to generate advertising revenue; the alternative becomes mainstream; and we hear about some of the non-musical exploits of student radio, including dubious news gathering practises, the art of making a student radio advertisement, and 95Bfm’s “Dad's Tips”.

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