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Off The Record – 19 September 2020

Chris Frantz of Talking Heads talks about his memoir, Remain In Love.


Off The Record – 12 September 2020

Guests today: Van Walker. Vika & Linda and Michael Gudinski


Off The Record – 5 September 2020

An episode of Off The Record on 5 September 2020

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Off The Record – 29 August 2020

Patron of the program Joe Camilleri appears and gifts us an exclusive song. Shane O'Mara and friends provide some special tracks.


Off The Record – 22 August 2020

Shane O'Mara & Friends provide some very special recordings. We are also joined by Billy Pinnell and Anne McCue in Nashville. Michael Gudinski makes an amazing donation.


Off The Record – 15 August 2020

An episode of Off The Record on 15 August 2020

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Off The Record – 8 August 2020

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings talk about All The Good Times and the archival Boots 2 collections.

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Off The Record – 1 August 2020

An episode of Off The Record on 1 August 2020


Off The Record – 25 July 2020

Stuart Coupe talks about his new Paul Kelly bio. UK Folk legend Shirley Collins discusses her new album.


Off The Record – 18 July 2020

Gary Louris of The Jayhawks discusses the group's latest album, XOXO. Nashville-based Becca Mancari talks about her new album.

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About this program

'More old-fashioned than ever before.' John Cooper Clarke 2007

'The older I get, the better I was!' Van Dyke Parks

A music program featuring a weekly special with news, interviews, reviews and regular local and overseas correspondents including Billy Pinnell.

Off The Record won the InPress Writers' Poll for Best Radio Program in Melbourne for 2011 and 2005 and was runner-up for 2006 and 2008!! Off The Record also won the PPCA Award for Excellence In Music Programming at the 2005 National Conference of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia for a Ry Cooder interview special about his album Chavez Ravine. The program was also a finalist in the category in 2012. A weekly one hour version of the program is broadcast on the satellite network of the CBAA to more than 45 stations across Australia.

Brian is the Founding & Editor of Rhythms Magazine (which he founded in 1992). You can visit the magazine at rhythms.com.au and read about what Brian is up to outside Triple R.

EMAIL BRIAN: brianwise@aol.com


Each April/May there is an Off The Record trip to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. What could be better than travelling to the world's best music festival and enjoying music with like-minded people? The 2019 tour to Jazz Fest is BOOKED OUT. If you wish to go on the 2020 tour please email your interest: brianwise@aol.com

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