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: TOLKIEN by Nick Gardener from ‘Built for Speed’

Tolkien is the literate, sophisticated but occasionally lacklustre biopic of The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit author JRR Tolkien. Directed by Finn, Dome Karukoski (The Grump) the film sees Tolkien as a young officer (Nicholas Hoult) in the hell of the trenches in First World War France. Wounded and delirious he recalls his early life in which he

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Film review: MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

I’ve never been a big INXS fan, I thought apart from ‘Don’t change’ and the rawer sounding early work, too much of their music was bland white funk. Still, that doesn’t mean that a documentary about INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence won’t be fascinating, even to a non-fan. Written and directed by Richard Lowenstein, the documentary Mystify: Michael Hutchence pulls

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

Even in rock’s most outrageously extravagant and theatrical period, early to mid-70’s glam, Elton John managed to stand out. This was due to a combination of raw musical talent, remarkable drive, gleefully absurdist showmanship and his ability – along with lyricist Bernie Taupin – to write enduring radio-friendly hits. Only some of these qualities shine through in the engaging but

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’ Friday 19th July 2019

It’s 50 years since the moon landing and this week on ‘Built For Speed’ we try to fit as many moon themed tunes into one show as we possibly can – there are plenty of good ones.  We’ll also take a look at moon shot documentary ‘Apollo 11’. Departing from the moon, we’ll review the hyper-real CGI remake of ‘The

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’ Friday 12th July 2019

This Friday on ‘Built For Speed’ we take a look at teen rites of passage comedy ‘Book Smart’ and buddy cop farce ‘Stuber’. We’ll also have a feast of fine tunes for you with new Aussie indie tracks, alternative music from across the decades, classic rock and a few songs with favourite guitar solos.  Don’t forget our comprehensive round-up of music

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