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Radiothon 2019 - Friday 16 August to Sunday 25 August

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The financial support you give us during Radiothon makes up 30% of our annual income and makes sure we can continue to make the independent radio which is an essential part of a vibrant local culture and diverse media landscape.

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Luke Williams gets  Down and Out in Paradise

Monday 16th September

Luke Williams gets Down and Out in Paradise

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Monday 16th September

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Monday 16th September

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Monday 16th September

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Monday 16th September

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Go Footy

Monday 16th September

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Red Wall Music Festival

Monday 16th September

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Reality Bytes: Perth Artifactory 10th Birthday

Monday 16th September

Reality Bytes: Perth Artifactory 10th Birthday

Marking the Perth Artifactory’s 10th birthday. Our friend, and tech expert, LEMMING from the Perth Artifactory, […]

Good News with Teri Campbell

Monday 16th September

Good News with Teri Campbell

“Good news is rare these days, and every glittering ounce of it should be cherished and […]

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This Week's Featured Music

Listen to the feature albums and our selection of the best new tracks Listen in Jukebox

RTRFM Feature

The Return by Sampa The Great

Local Feature

Concrete by The Community Chest

RTRFM Sound Selection

Our favourite 14 new tracks

FML

Lee Scott x Jam Baxter

Love the Sun

Salami Rose Joe Louis

Drown

Chastity Belt

EMBR

Dis Vybe

Live at RTRFM

Wednesday 11th September

Slightly Odway: Belle Harvey V Ralway Bell

“Ben and I always seem to be a bit neck and neck with songwriting – the […]

Wednesday 4th September

Slightly Odway: Otiuh V John Butler Trio

“Very nostalgic song for me – we wanted to do something that wasn’t a true rap […]

Wednesday 28th August

Slightly Odway: Post Depression Makeout Session V Miraud

“We just really like what the guys are doing, we like that it’s a recording project […]

Thursday 22nd August

Slightly Odway: The Antihistamines V Your Girl Pho

For Radiothon 2019 we went different and asked some local musicians to form a supergroup for Slightly […]

Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business: Planning your way out of a business slump

Monday 16th September

Taking Care of Business: Planning your way out of a business slump

Small business slumps are common and sometimes a donna dive is what you need. Catpaz spoke […]

Taking Care of Business: Small Business Friendly Local Government Initiatives

Wednesday 7th August

Taking Care of Business: Small Business Friendly Local Government Initiatives

Lauren Westcott from the SBDC speaks to Catpaz about the way in which local councils are […]

Taking Care of Business: Top Renovation Mistakes

Friday 2nd August

Taking Care of Business: Top Renovation Mistakes

When it comes to renovations there is lots of  DIY advice and other information out there. […]

PREMIERE: KNOE

Monday 16th September

PREMIERE: KNOE

Perth rapper KNOE asks all the unsparing questions in his latest EP Reasons. Inspired by the dusty vinyl crackle […]

Thank The Lord For The Anxiety Whores

Friday 13th September

Thank The Lord For The Anxiety Whores

Anxiety Whores join David Redding on Burn The Airwaves to debut their first album; Thank The […]

AA Matheson Premieres ‘Whats In A Name’

Friday 13th September

AA Matheson Premieres ‘Whats In A Name’

AA Matheson drops into the studio for Out To Lunch to deliver a live performance of […]

Viola Dana: Kathy Potter

Friday 13th September

Viola Dana: Kathy Potter

Kathy Potter, composer and violinist with Perth ensemble Viola Dana, chats with Emily Green about their […]

The Land That Time Forgot

The Land That Time Forgot: Bordello

Tuesday 10th September

The Land That Time Forgot: Bordello

It’s time again for Ross Chisholm to join Breakfast and take us on a musical journey […]

The Land That Time Forgot: The Spinsters

Tuesday 3rd September

The Land That Time Forgot: The Spinsters

As we jump back into the time machine mad music scientist Ross Chisholm guides us through the […]

The Land That Time Forgot – Colonial Banquet and Bonehouse

Tuesday 27th August

The Land That Time Forgot – Colonial Banquet and Bonehouse

Once again Ross Chisholm has returned to Breakfast with Taylah guide us on a musical education […]

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  • As well as our feature albums, be sure to check out our weekly Sound Selection for the hottest new and forthcoming tunes.

This week's featured artists are @ponderers/ @bananagun_bananagram / @tinariwen / @maxblackwakeup / @octoocta / @chazzybelt / @aamatheson_ / @darrencrossband / @salamirosejoelouis / @embr_dnb / @tinfoilfronts x @jambaxtersmb / @kimletgordon / Senate / @angelolsenmusic
  • This week's local feature album is Concrete from The Community Chest.

A decade since the foundations were laid for @commchest band as a solo project of Turnstyle frontman Adem K, the project has since become a fully-fledged band and have followed up their 2015 EP Make Your Decisions Now And Live With It Forever with their new EP Concrete. Concrete sees the band take a slightly more subdued, exploratory and intriguing approach to their take on indie-rock meets synth-pop, as they lyrically explore themes of history, travel, fear and joy. Across the EP's five tracks, the band utilise spacious arrangements to give all elements room to breathe, with catchy analogue synth-leads meeting big guitar hooks and sing-a-long inducing choruses, resulting in a snappy, catchy listen from start to finish.
  • This week's RTRFM feature album is The Return from @sampa_the_great.

Born in Zambia and spending her formative years between there and Botswana, Sampa the Great found herself in Sydney in her early 20s, quickly meeting like-minded musos at weekly hip-hop and jazz nights, an influence that very quickly led her to releasing early singles of conscious hip-hop meets spirited neo-soul sounds, culminating in the Australian Music Prize-winning Birds and the Bee9 mixtape in 2017 - a release that left us wondering just how much greater she can get, and she's back with her epic debut album, The Return, to show us. Her new album is the result of four years of both personal and musical soul-searching, as she returned home to Zambia for inspiration, which shines through both in the album's lyrical themes of self-identity and diaspora, while elements from African kwaito music shines through, amongst the album's production combining boom-bap hip-hop, soul and R&B. At the end of the day, the main focus is Sampa's incredible rapping, which spans multiple languages, and is always smooth, commanding, clever and profound. On The Return, Sampa the Great has solidified her position as one of the country (and world's) most exciting MCs, with a record that is always looking forward, while remaining rooted in the cultures, people and sounds that shaped her.
  • This Friday September 20, RTRFM 92.1 will disrupt our regular programming to join the millions of people across the globe taking urgent action for our planet.

Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. This is not business as usual.

RTRFM 92.1 is participating in the Global Climate Strike action in the best way possible, with a special live broadcast from the Perth Cultural Centre (outside PICA). Breakfast presenter Taylah Strano will be interviewing arts and cultural workers fighting for climate action ahead of the rally. You can join us outside PICA from 10am before we march as one towards Forrest Place.

We invite everyone to participate in this global action calling on governments and corporations to take immediate and long lasting action on climate change.

If you can not make it to the strike, stay tuned to the Sound Alternative.

From 11am until 2pm we will hear from artists, activists and Global Climate Strikers as we discuss how we can change the future for our young people.
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