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 ‘CRAZY RICH ASIANS’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The preposterous title of the hit rom-com Crazy Rich Asians suggests a crass race comedy of the kind not seen since TV shows of the 1970’s but thankfully that’s not the case. While this adaptation of the highly successful Kevin Kwan novels indulges a few clumsy stereotypes it’s really an extravagant take on an old-fashioned romantic fantasy with interestingly non-western

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Film review ‘Book Club’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Befitting its innocuous title, Book Club, the directorial debut for Walk in the Woods writer Bill Holderman, is a wafer thin but amiable senior citizen rom-com. The film would probably evaporate if not for its wonderful all-star cast which features Dianne Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen as well as Craig T. Nelson, Richard Dreyfus, Ed Begley Jr

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’ Friday 21st September 2018

Apparently, there’s a footy game on tonight.  Too bad everyone will be glued to the radio and ‘Built For Speed’ this Friday night.  We have a feast of music this week with a look at some of Wilco’s finest tracks, favourite indie pop of the last 20 years, some skull crunching heavy tunes, new Aussie tracks and much more.  On

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 7th September 2018

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we let you know whether the latest ‘Conjuring’ horror movie spin-off, ‘The Nun’ will have you quaking in fear or snoozing.  We also take a look at ‘Now Sound: Melbourne’s Listening’ a documentary about the contemporary Melbourne music scene.  There’ll be a feast of fine music with a tribute to the late Freddie Mercury

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Film review: ‘BLACKkKLANSMAN’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Spike Lee emerged as a maverick auteur in the 1980’s with films like Do the Right Thing which explored provocative topics usually associated with racial politics in America. He’s been quiet for a few years, at least in terms of high profile feature films but with BlacKkKlansman he makes a powerful return, confronting Trump’s America within the guise of a

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