Shihads Toogood joins Hauraki

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Shihads Jon Toogood

NZME’s Hauraki has announced that Jon Toogood, lead singer of the iconic New Zealand rock band Shihad, will host a weekly one-hour show.

The first episode goes to air this afternoon at 5pm NZ time, and each Saturday following that.

Toogood’s show will be branded ‘Planet of Sound’, and will showcase his music knowledge, and see him playing music that means something to him personally.

Toogood says:

“Radio has always really interested me. Ever since I was a kid listening to music on the radio and hearing presenters talk about music, it’s always struck me as a really direct and personal way to reach a lot of people at once and share the language that is music.”

“Obviously, I’m known as a rock musician, but my appreciation for music goes beyond just that genre. So when I realised Hauraki had moved beyond being just a rock station in the last couple of years, I decided this could be the right fit for my first ever radio show.”

Hauraki Content Director David RidlerHauraki Content Director, David Ridler says the team is thrilled to welcome Toogood to the on-air lineup:

“I’ve always admired Jon as a musician and songwriter, but also as a total music fanatic. Every conversation I’ve ever had with Jon about music just displays his incredible passion for the art form, but also the breadth of his music tastes. I can’t wait for the show to start!”

Jon Toogood’s Planet of Sound will air across the 16-market Radio Hauraki FM network each Saturday afternoon at 5.

Whilst the Melbourne-based Shihad are superstars in their home country of New Zealand with a list of hit songs as long as your arm, in Australia they never quite reached the same heights.

For Australian readers who may not be familiar with Shihad, have a look at one of their classic NZ hits ‘one will hear the other’ from 2008 below; and a more recent Shihad track from last year ‘think we’re so free’.






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