Kathryn Ryan and the team at Nine to Noon started back earlier this week after the long summer break. This week, I spoke breathlessly about the big summer movies including Nebraska, The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle – and also took a moment to talk up The Pa Boys which opens on Waitangi Day.
Followers of the Twitter feed (and “friends” on Facebook) will have been alerted to the fact that I am the new regular film reviewer on Radio New Zealand National’s Nine to Noon programme, hosted for many years by the estimable Kathryn Ryan. I’ve been a fill-in on that show – and several others – for a few years now and I was thrilled when I got the call asking me to get my boots on and start warming up for a place in the first team.
Appearances are fortnightly and I can’t promise that regular Cinematica listeners won’t hear the occasional bit of repeated material. I’m only human, after all. For those that haven’t heard the slot before, here is the item from October 10.
I’ll be back in the studio on Thursday to talk about Captain Phillips and Beyond the Edge 3D – on air from about 11.50am.
I just got in from a blustery journey to Radio New Zealand to appear on (what we used to call) the Concert Programme to talk about this year’s Film Festival. Concert FM has an excellent daily magazine show called Upbeat, hosted by Eva Radich, and I suspect this is the first time that Merle Haggard has been played on that earnest station.[audio:http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/upbt/upbt-20110712–1242-dan_slevin-048.mp3|titles=Dan Slevin reviews films showing at this year’s NZ International Film Festival. (14?13?)]
For radio nerds like me this was a very enjoyable visit. The Concert FM booth is just like the old ZM one I worked at in the late 80s, very manual, faders and CD players, etc. The Nine to Noon booth at Radio New Zealand National is for voice only and Kathryn Ryan has an operator in another room pushing all the playback buttons. I want the Concert studio in my own home. Swoon.