November 12 this year marks, to the day, 30 years since Michael Hunter started on air. The show itself has been going even longer, and was first broadcast a few days after the station began in December 1979 (see here for audio of that very first show).
But Nov 12 1985 saw Michael Hunter’s first appearance, and so the show has continued through 3 station moves, major changes in music distribution and formats, and a few decades! Altogether a good reason to invite acts in to play and/or chat for the 30th anniversary. In fact, so many acts that it will need to be spread over two shows, November 12 and 19.
Subject to change and possible addition, but at the time of writing, the artistes coming in will be…
COURTNEY ROBB / TODD SIBBIN / BEN HOOPER (Goldstein) / MARY WEBB / BRENTON MANSER / SIMON BASEY (The Timbers) / THE FIDDLE CHICKS / KELLY MENHENNETT / LOREN KATE / JIM LESSES (original show host)
CAL WILLIAMS JR / DAVID ROBINSON / PETER TILBROOK (Masters Apprentices) / DUNCAN KILBURN (Psychedelic Furs) / STEVE PEDERSON & MAX SAVAGE
In addition, various interstate and overseas acts will be recording congratulatory messages and in one case, writing some music especially for the occasion! Might keep that as a surprise… 🙂
You can join in by listening 9-11pm, November 12 and 19 on Three D Radio – 93.7FM in Adelaide or via www.threedradio.com online. Thanks for listening however long you have been.