Warren Smart - Kiwiana show host:


I grew up here in New Plymouth and, in the days before ID cards, Kiwi bands toured NZ pubs. Almost every week another band would pull into town and play. In these smoke filled booze barns, I first started my love of Kiwi music. Based on what I had heard and reviews, my vinyl collection began to grow. Visits to the major cities always included trawling second hand record shops. On my OE, I took 3 cassettes, Kiwi Tracks, I called them. Back home my desire to listen to new Kiwi music has continued. My tastes are eclectic, wide ranging and can be heard on Tuesday nights on the Kiwiana show. Thankfully for the listeners the microphone is turned off when I sing along.