Friday Drive

Fridays 4PM

Presented by Gemma Purves

Gemma is relatively new to Eastside Radio and joined the drive team in late 2015, yet her association with the medium goes back to childhood, pre OH&S where she could often be found snoozing in a basinet under a desk at our national broadcaster’s old HQ in Kings Cross. Fast forward a few years she finds herself back in her hometown after over a decade working in financial media and living in London.

On Friday Drive she’ll not just fill you in on the best and perhaps underreported events happening around town but also keep you up to date on the local issues that matter and what our local councils are up to. We’ll also pay special attention to inclusive events and policy– having spent time as a carer Gemma is aware that inclusive events and venues can improve life not just for those with disabilities but their friends and families also.

The music will be slightly less experimental than her earlier graveyard time slot, but will give priority to the new, the local, and touring plus whatever earworm has infected her head over the previous week.

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Recent Episodes

Friday Drive - 04:00pm - Friday 17th March, 2017

Friday Drive - 12:00am Friday 17th March, 2017
04:04pm Ella Fitzgerald - I Got A Guy
RELEASE: Portrait of...
04:07pm Nina Simone - He Needs Me
RELEASE: Little Girl Blue
04:11pm Hauschka - Morgenrot
RELEASE: Ferndorf
04:16pm Esperanza Spalding - Radio Song
RELEASE: Radio Music Society
04:25pm Mick Hart - Don't Fall
RELEASE: Kill Yourself For Love
04:35pm Liquid Soul - What A Story
RELEASE: Liquid Soul
04:42pm Ngaiire - Diggin
RELEASE: Blastoma - LABEL: Sony Music/ Maximillion Brown
04:45pm The Jungle Band - Mood Indigo
RELEASE: The Very Best Of Duke Ellington - LABEL: Sony BMG Music Entertainment
04:52pm Baldwins - Goldbrick
04:57pm Ornette Coleman - The Jungle Is A Skyscraer
RELEASE: The Complete Science Fiction Recordings
05:23pm Domini Forster - Black Dog
RELEASE: Raven - LABEL: Creative Victoria
05:39pm Mick Hart - Nothingness
RELEASE: Upside Down in the Full Face of Optimism
05:39pm mick hart - under a vacant sky
RELEASE: under a vacant sky
06:00pm Curtis Mayfield - If I Were Only a Child Again
RELEASE: Back to the World