Listen to RDU 98.5 FM on your iPhone or iPod Touch

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Listen to RDU 98.5 FM on your iPhone or iPod Touch with the
SHOUTcast Radio App, available free from the at the iTunes
App Store.

To download the app directly from iTunes, click on this link.

Once the program has been installed just type ‘Christrchurch’
into the search box and RDU 98.5 FM will pop up. You can then
make RDU your favourite which means you won’t have to seach
again. Choice!

FREE!! HQ RDU Streaming Online on UC Campus

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Hey there,

Due to the amazing and generous efforts of Matt Stewart from UCSA‘s CompSoc RDU 98.5 FM can now be streamed online almost anyway on the University of Canterbury campus. Pretty much anyone who has a computer with access to the UC computer network, both physically plugged in and via WiFi, can listen to a high quality audio feed and with no cost to your Uni data account.

There are a few ways to access this, with the easiest way being to type rdu:985 into your internet browser and then click on ‘Listen’, then click ‘OK’ and this will open the audio stream in your default audio player.

Or simply click here

This stream has been tested with the following audio players:
iTunes
Songbird
VLC Media Player
Winamp
Windows Media Player

Although with Windows Media Player you will need to follow this procedure:
Click on >File >Open URL…
and then enter this: http://rdu:985

If you have any feedback on this service please either email myself –  benet (at) rdu.org.nz or Matt – matt (at) mattls (dot) com

Cheers,
Dr Hitchcock

Special ‘Ghost’ podcast for free download!!

Here is the tracklisting…
Ghost – The Road to Somewhere
Ghost – Way U Feel
Ghost – Frozen in Time feat Verb T
Ghost – Alive
Ghost – Daze
Ghost – Sall Good feat Finale
Ghost – Remember
Ghost – Elevate remix (DJ IQ feat Jehst)
Ghost – Basic Instinct feat Abstract Rude
Ghost – Exactly remix feat Verb T and Asaviour
Ghost – Its All Love
Invisible Inc – The Keys of Life
Ghost new shit for 2010

Don’t forget his 2nd album ‘Freedom of Thought’ is available from all good music stores now!
Peace,
:: Dr H

So you want your music played on RDU!?!

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RDU 98.5 FM has been a strong supporter of Christchurch music for over 30 years and is airing more local music than ever before.

Christchurch choons get played on RDUs New Zealand music shows The Sheep Technique (rock/guitar/pop) and The Green Room (dance/electronic); Nu Noyzzzze – a new Christchurch music feature on RDU Drive; anyone of our many specialist shows and throughout the weekdays and early morning on the general RDU playlist.

Some tips for music submissions:

None of these are hard and fast rules but if you take on these pointers you’re more likely to get your music on the airwaves.

  • Length: Being a radio station we do like songs that are “radio” length, roughly around 3 minutes. If your song this length and it gets on RDU it is likely to be played more often. Longer songs e.g. dance/electronic tracks, burn much faster i.e. people get sick of them quicker.
  • Format: The current format that we prefer is 320k MP3s. We still like getting vinyl/records and CDs but for ease of use it’s hard to beat 320k MP3s. It’s also recommended that you submit a 1 page PDF that includes a link to an official web site, MySpace address or any other publicly accessible social network profile page. These can be sent to benet@rdu.org.nz
  • How many songs should I submit at once? I recommend submitting 2-3 songs at a time. 2-3 songs per submission gives the Programme/Music Director a bit to choose from and gives your sound a better showcase. If you send through an entire album usually no more than 2 songs off that album are likely to be playlisted.
  • Have a good listen to RDU and see how your music might fit into what we do. Is there a band or musician that gets played on RDU that your sound is similar to? Is there a show that your music might sound good on? If so, this is worth mentioning when you submit your choons. If not, tell us why you should be getting played on RDU!
  • The Personal Touch / Standing Out From the Crowd: When we get music addressed to “Dear Programme / Music Director” or an old Programme Director it usually gets put at the bottom of the pile and you don’t want your music there. RDU receives around 50 CDs and 20 MP3s a week, if you’ve made an effort to find out who is potentially putting your songs on the radio you’re more likely to get heard. Making your submission something special always helps, e.g. hand written notes, nicely decorated, easy to read and honestly written bios. And now I’m not encouraging bribes but in the past we’ve received submissions which included Instant Kiwis, Lollipops and a bottle of beer wrapped in the album cover art. Now I know that it should be “all about the music” but from all the releases we’ve had through RDU in the last year I can tell you exactly what releases came with the above mentioned extras. Try something creative, fun and different!
  • Where do I submit my music to? To submit your music visit RDU.org.nz, find where it says “Want your music played on RDU 98.5 FM?” and follow the simple instructions J

Mad props to NZ On Air for all their support!

For more information please contact:
Benet Hitchcock, Programme / Music Director, RDU 98.5 FM
benet@rdu.org.nz
– 03 364 2983 ext. 4
PO Box 31-244, Christchurch 8444, New Zealand.

THIS IS NOT THE CHRISTCHURCH SOUND VOL.3 – Dubstep

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NZ MUSIC MONTH, RDU98.5 AND JAGERMEISTER IS PROUD TO PRESENT

THIS IS NOT THE CHRISTCHURCH SOUND VOL.3 THE DUBSTEP EDITION

A CHRISTCHURCH PRODUCED CD – DUE FOR RELEASE 22ND MAY 2009!

Here at RDU we are proud supporters of NZ Music – not just in the month of May, but all through the year…. Our commitment to the local music scene has seen RDU produce 2 previous incarnations of ‘This Is Not The Christchurch Sound’. The first of these was brought together by local Indie & Electro scene elder Dr Hitchcock and last years compilation CD was made up of local Drum ‘n Bass and was compiled by local heavyweights Urban Notion. 2009 see’s RDU looking to another burgeoning scene as we bring ‘This Is Not The Christchurch Sound Vol 3’ the Dubstep edition.  RDU sees NZ Music Month as the perfect time for us to release this CD to the wider community, to give birth to our new compilation while the people of NZ are celebrating NZ Music (just like Tupac) all eyez on us…

THIS IS NOT THE CHRISTCHURCH SOUND VOL 3 – THE DUBSTEP EDITION
MIXED BY J-RED AND L-QUE FEATURING: JOINT FORCES, TRUTH, DUTTY RANKS, L QUE AND J RED, RQ, ILWRATH, RUDIMENTORY BWOYS, CHOP DOG AND GROUCH

A few words from James Meharry, Director of RDU98.5FM about the Christchurch produced CD.

What is the concept around “This is Not The Christchurch Sound” series?
The concept was to continue to platform the excessively top skillz of our local heads – and this time it’s one for the subbass culturalists – DUBSTEP.

Where do you see RDU placed within Bass Music culture?
I guess with this being the first compilation produced of Dubstep in Christchurch, we should put ourselves somewhere near the centre – alongside all the heads who put out every week or month to ensure we get the greatest selections right on our doorstep.

RELEASE PARTY 10PM UPSTAIRS AT THE BEDFORD ON FRIDAY MAY 22ND.
$10 DOOR SALES ONLY OR $5 FOR RDUNITED MEMBERS.
FEATURING L QUE, J RED, TRUTH, JOINT FORCES AND DUTTY RANKS

Special thanks to Jagermeister and Christchurch City Creative Communities NZ Christchurch is continuing to win the race with hot new musical talent, don’t get left behind.

For more info go to http://www.rdu.org.nz – Phone: 03 3642983 – Email: simone@rdu.org.nz

New RDU T-Shirts for ’09

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For the first time in what seems like years (because it probably is years) RDU 98.5 FM has T-Shirts for sale! This is one of the first of a line of vintage RDU T-Shirts and comes in both mens and womens styles. they’re the most comfortable t-shirt ever! 100% cotton, these Hanes Authentic Tagless T-Shirt are preshrunk, durable and guaranteed. These bad boys sell for $16.99 US + postage which means you can get them delivered to your door in NZ for just under $40 NZ (depending on what the exchange rate is doing).

So to get your very own RDU Radio U Punk 09 T-Shirt visit: http://www.cafepress.com/rdu985fm

Peace,
Dr H

RDU Streaming Online – Update


Just pop this link (http://81.171.50.130:9040/listen.pls) into your internet browser and RDU will start playing in your default audio player, this currently works with Winamp, iTunes, and VLC. To listen via your browser, visit http://www.starlifter.tv and hit play on the little grey player at the top right just under the Swamp City Skull logo (it even pops out!!!) We are currently working on a solution to actually play through your browser at RDU.org.nz. NOTE: The ListenLive button at the top of the RDU site does not currently work.

:: Dr Hitchcock