Music With A Message – Why Pop Matters

A few weeks back I was interviewed on another Newstalk ZB show, Total Recall, about pop songs that have a message and a conscience. As someone who loves popular music and the possibilities of the format (including when it’s being highly socially charged) this is one of my favourite topics. In the clip below (approximately…

Newstalk ZB’s ‘The Two’ Soar To Their Highest Ever Ratings

The first lot of New Zealand radio ratings for 2016 were released a few days ago and we are thrilled and very thankful to say that Newtalk ZB’s The Two is not only still the nation’s number one show on a Sunday evening, but has increased its audience share. There’s a bit of an in-joke…

So Long Frank Lloyd Pam! – Pam Corkery Leaves The Two

Not the finest headline, but it has a decent ring to it. On a flight to LA a couple of weeks ago I was in a bit of daze thinking about the sudden departure of my dear friend and co-host Pam Corkery from radio for a return to politics. I’d found out midday Friday that…

Farewell To My Favourite Newstalk ZB Caller

Just a quick word to say farewell to my all time favourite Newstalk ZB caller, Bob Williams. Bob passed away earlier today, losing a battle he’d fought with cancer over several years. I’ve only been in talk radio for 2 years, having spent the first dozen years of my broadcasting career in music radio. In…

Newstalk ZB’s “The Two” Stay #1 In Radio Ratings

Pam, Tim & a corrugated iron shepherd. UPDATED APRIL 15, 2013*. On behalf of Pam Corkery and myself, we want to say a huge thank you for continuing to listen to our show and being part of something so special to both of us. The latest radio ratings came out on Friday (they come out…