Woman’s Day is on the hunt for New Zealand’s hottest radio hunk

New Zealand’s most popular women’s magazine has launched a nationwide search, asking readers to nominate some of the hottest men behind those voices listeners have grown to love.

Editor-in-Chief Sido Kitchin says, “Forget the old adage ‘a face for radio’. There are some gorgeous men we adore behind the radio mics, from Kaitaia to Bluff, and they’re about to get some special attention from fans. It doesn’t matter whether listeners are into young pop DJs, shock jocks, silver foxes or thinking-women’s crumpets of the industry, we want nominations! No doubt there will be differing opinions on what makes someone hunk-worthy – it’s up for interpretation, and I anticipate widespread debate, sabotage and skulduggery in our hunt.”

Readers need to head to nowtolove.co.nz/radiohunks and name their pick for New Zealand’s Hottest Radio Hunk. It gets better – five lucky readers will win $100 in cold, hard cash just for nominating!

Woman’s Day will be announcing the top 10 Radio Hunks finalists on August 14 in the magazine, on our Woman’s Day Facebook page and on nowtolove.co.nz. The magazine will then put the call out for finalist voting, which will determine New Zealand’s Hottest Radio Hunk.

Nominations close on August 9, voting closes August 30 and the winner will be announced September 4.

Jono and Ben to swap jobs with Duncan Garner


RadioLIVE Drive host Duncan Garner has set a challenge to Jono and Ben from The Rock’s Drive Home to step-up to the mic and try talk radio. The boys have accepted the dare, but counter-offered Duncan, insisting he swaps and covers their Rock Drive Home show. The swap will be next Thursday, July 7.

No strangers to the big stories of the day, Jono and Ben are feeling pretty confident they will manage: “We are looking forward to talk radio and think we’ll cope. Jono looks like an older Murray Deaker so we are half way there.”

In preparation, Jono and Ben say they will be spending the next week forming some strong opinions. “The politicians better be shaking in their boots, we may prank call Judith Collins. Who knows what we will get up to in an hour?”

The pair are more concerned about how their show will be. “We don’t feel entirely comfortable leaving our high-brow drive time radio show to some low-rent inexperienced broadcaster like Duncan Garner.”

However, Duncan is feeling relaxed about the challenge and looking forward to putting his feet up between songs. “I’m ready to come up with five rock anthems and five girls that used to be my girlfriends in the 80s. I just hope my listeners know if the lads start raving, they can join me and my favourite tunes on The Rock – and I’ll be back in the RadioLIVE hot-seat from 4pm,” he says.

The radio mashup will have the Drive hosts Jono and Ben on RadioLIVE, while Duncan Garner is on The Rock, from 3pm to 4pm, Thursday 7 July, 2016.

TV Stars Have Own Saturday Morning Radio Show on The Hits

The Hits - Toni & Sam
Much loved kiwi stars, Toni Street and Sam Wallace, will be the hosts of a new entertainment radio show on The Hits. The show, titled “Toni and Sam”, will air nationwide from 8am-10am every Saturday, beginning 2 April.

The new show aims to entertain, excite and engage kiwis by supporting the community, weighing in on the big stories and allowing our audience to get to know Toni and Sam in a relaxed and fun way.

Street, well known from TVNZs Seven Sharp and Breakfast and Wallace, who currently hosts the weather on Breakfast, will still continue with their roles and are excited for the challenges a new radio show will bring. “Both Sam and I are really looking forward to starting our Saturday morning show,” says Street. “We’re keen to get stuck into it and have some fun.”

Wallace thinks the public will be surprised at the different side of their personalities they will bring as hosts. “We can’t wait to get on air and just be ourselves and bring New Zealand along for the ride. It will be like catching up with a friend every Saturday morning!”

Content Director for The Hits, Todd Campbell, believes the duo will be a great addition to The Hits team. ‘We are thrilled to add another offering to the already stellar line up on The Hits, and I know Toni and Sam are going to build a great relationship with listeners all over the country.”

Toni and Sam will go to air Saturday 2 April. Visit www.thehits.co.nz/toni-and-sam/ for more information, and follow them on Facebook to keep up to date.

Awkward ZB: Host and director not quite getting along…live on air

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AUDIO: BBC Radio 4 delivers again…this time it’s a strong Welsh accent


I heard this in the middle of the night last night and thought I’d share it with you.

What an accent!

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AUDIO: BBC host gets awkward after mention of DRUGS by Debbie Harry

Listen as the host on BBC Radio 4 gets uncomfortable when Debbie Harry and Chris Stein mention DRUGS!

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