Lifetime listener, first time radio producer Yadana Saw’s love of student radio began as a long distance affair requiring many car trips into the rural outskirts of Whangarei to catch a very faint bFM signal.
Yadana has been an announcer on Christchurch’s RDU, Radio Active and VBC in Wellington. While delving into RDU’s thirty year history as the station’s researcher, Yadana was inspired to make A History of Student Radio
She is constantly surprised that talking to people and listening to music can be a legitimate form of work and hopes that no one will tell her otherwise.
Content by Yadana
Auckland City Limits 2018 review
Grace Jones and Beck turned up (albeit late) and delivered, but was the crowd spoilt with too much choice?
No stranger to crazy
i.e. crazy on her brand of annoying and surprising musical performance.
Lord Echo on trying to produce the perfect the record
Elusive Wellington producer Lord Echo invites RNZ Music's Yadana Saw into his home studio for a first listen of his new album.
‘We're basically a boy band’: a Q+A with Auckland outfit Leisure
Leisure’s Jaden Parkes and Josh Fountain have finally found the freedom to make music the way they want.
DJ Spell: One last spin
Yadana Saw meets with the battle DJ ahead of his last New Zealand and World DMC contests.
Broods: 'We wanted to give people something to remember'
Broods' Georgia Nott on how she stays grounded and sane in what has been a whirlwind year for the Nelson siblings.
Live session: Drax Project
Drax Project drop into Blue Barn Studios to perform some favourites from their new EP.
Interview: EL VY
The National frontman Matt Berninger is back with a new side project and an album that serves as musical homage to his youth.
Super Mario meets musical robots
A Victoria University PhD student has built a robotic orchestra that plays the Super Mario Brothers theme and sound effects in real-time game-play.
Interview: Fur Patrol
It's been six years since Fur Patrol last took the stage. They explain what brought them back for a one-off gig.
Interview: Kirsten Te Rito
Kirsten Te Rito chats to Yadana Saw about her latest album Āiotanga and the process of bilingual songwriting.
The secret life of musical injuries
Music isn’t often associated with life-threatening danger but the passion to play your best can have some unexpected consequences.
Celebrating 'A Movement'
Yadana Saw heads to Wainuiomata for Camp A Movement, one of many ways A Low Hum's Blink is celebrating his new book release.
The secret life of music therapists
Music 101's Yadana Saw meets some of our best music therapists and the people they work with.
A history of student radio: Episode four
Listen to the final episode of Music 101's journey through 45 years of student radio in New Zealand.
A history of student radio: Episode three
Student radio's value skyrocketed in the '90s as advertisers clambered for the youth dollar. But the stations refuse to sell out.
A history of student radio: Episode two
Listen as broadcasters who would go on to become household names recall their youthful antics in student radio.
A history of student radio: Episode one
Hear from some of the characters who broke rules, records, and radio transmitters in part one of the history of student radio in New Zealand.