The Local Gig has been giving airplay to local bands for over two years. As well as celebrating its recent 100 show milestone, the 94.1FM program has recently been extended to two hours. Tappa caught up with show co-host Stewart Fairhurst for a chat about his passion for local music and what we can expect from the program moving forward.
How does a local artist go about getting on your radio show, and tell us a bit about it?
It’s very easy. All they have to do is send MP3s and a bio to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.941fm.com.au, click on the Local Gig tab & follow the prompts.
Of all the artists you have played on your show of the last few years, who are the ones that really stand out, or fulfilled the reason why you did the show in the first place?
There are a lot of amazing artists on the GC but I can’t really say any particular artists as we are unbiased towards the music and because we play a lot of different genres. I will say though, it is fantastic to see Amy Shark doing so well. I’ve known Amy for ten years through the shop and I’ve seen her go from strength to strength so we are very happy for Amy.
Anything new you are looking to bring into the show, and do you do live content as well?
We don’t do live content at the moment but you never know what might happen down the track. Even though we’ve done over 100 shows now, in the radio business we are still very young so we just have to take it one day at a time.
If you want to check out the latest local music, tune into Stewey and Karen on Tuesday nights 7.00-9.00pm on 94.1 FM. If you are a local band and want to hear yourselves on the radio then email your tracks to Stewart and Karen.