Built for Speed

Program: Built for Speed
Broadcast time: Every Friday night 8pm – 10pm
Presenters: Nick, CJ and Jimbo.

Are you a fan of rock, both alternative and classic?

Want to know whether that cinematic blockbuster or art house flick you’ve heard about is worth your time and your hard-earned cash?

Looking for some questionable comedy and pop-cultural commentary?

Then you need to listen to Built for Speed on 88.3 Southern FM.

Built for Speed presenters CJ, Jimbo and Nick have been blasting the Southern suburbs with their favourite music and totally unbiased film reviews every Friday night at 8pm for nearly 16 years.

Whether it’s established bands or music virtually no-one’s heard about, we’ll bring it you if we think it’s any good.  We’re proud to say we were one of the first shows playing artists like Wilco, The Vines and MGMT.

Our film tastes are equally eclectic so if you’re a fan of extreme action, sci-fi, genteel period dramas or some strange combination of these we’ll let you know what’s worth seeing.

We also have the occasional guest drop by and in the past have enjoyed a chat with Mick Molloy, actor Tony Martin, film industry insiders and numerous up-coming bands.

Unlike most programs on the commercial stations we take song requests and every so often tantalise our learned audience with CJ’s rock quiz. So tune in this Friday and gorge yourself on the pop-cultural triple cheese burger that is “Built for Speed”.

Posts for Built for Speed:

Film review ‘ETERNALS’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

As we emerge from the lockdown bunker we might be thinking we’re entering a brave new world but just to prove little has changed, there’s a Marvel film waiting for us, namely Eternals.  The advanced word was that Eternals was the worst reviewed film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) so far.  Given that the Marvel films have mostly been fast

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 19th November 2021

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we take a look at low-budget drama ‘Blue Bayou’ from director/ star Justin Chon, co-starring Alicia Vikander.  There’ll also be a feast of fine music with new Aussie and overseas tracks as well as indie and classic rock favourites from across the decades. Check out ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 8-10pm on 88.3 Southern FM.

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Film review: ‘NO TIME TO DIE’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die had promised to appear so many times we were starting to wonder whether it actually existed.  Of course, Covid was largely blame for its absence but thankfully, with cinemas now open, it’s finally with us and it was definitely worth the wait.  No Time to Die is the final Bond film

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Film review: ‘THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The Many Saints of Newark is writer/ producer David Chase’s eagerly anticipated feature-length prequel to one of the most lauded TV series in history, The Sopranos.  While the show’s contemporary The Wire was about sociology, The Sopranos was about psychology, its central motif was the therapy that mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) underwent with psychiatrist Dr Melfi (Lorraine Bracco). 

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What’s on ‘Built For speed’ Friday 15th October 2021

Tonight on ‘Built For Speed’ we’ll take a look at the confronting documentary ‘A Fire Inside’ which explores the impact of the 2019 bushfires.  We’ll also take a brief look at some of the films that came out over the last few months and are now accessible on cinema ‘at home’ services.  There’ll be a feast of fine music with

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