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:

What’s on ‘Built For Speed’ Friday 16th November 2018

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we take a look at two of the more provocative films currently in our cinemas: Mike Moore’s latest documentary ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ and Joel Edgerton’s drama ‘Boy Erased’.  There’ll be a feast of fine music with new Aussie releases, classic rock including tracks celebrating their 30th, 40th and 50th anniversaries and indie rock from across the

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’ Friday 9th November 2018

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we take a look at gung-ho war drama ‘Hunter Killer’ which stars Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman.  On a slightly different note we review confronting family drama ‘Beautiful Boy’ which stars Steve Carell and up and coming star Timothee Chalamet.   We’ll also hear some of the fine songs that appear on the film’s soundtrack. There’s also

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Film review: ‘BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Bad Times at the El Royale is an entrancingly stylish and inventive, if at times slow-moving and slightly fractured, mystery thriller and homage to film noir. The plot is a spoiler minefield for reviewers so only a little of this film’s twisted and tangled story can be revealed. Set in 1969, the film sees four disparate and suspicious characters: ageing

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Film review: ‘BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

It’s a daunting task for anyone to make a film about Queen and Freddie Mercury. First, they have to contend with a gigantic worldwide fan base’s massive expectations and trepidation about the way the band will be portrayed. Secondly, there was no one like Freddie Mercury before or since and capturing his unique qualities is a monumental challenge for an

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’ Friday 2nd November 2018

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we review the long-awaited Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. We’ll also have a selection of tunes from Freddy and boys as well new Aussie tracks, classic and indie rock from across the globe.  We’ll also take a look at the Tarantino-esque noir of ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’.  There’s plenty of film festival action in

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