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 30th July 2021

‘Built For Speed’ is back this week and on the eve of MIFF we’ll be previewing some of the films on offer including music docos ‘Poly Styrene: I am a cliche’ which looks at the life of the X-Ray Spex singer/ songwriter and ‘Sisters With Transistors’ which explores the under-appreciated contribution of women to electronic music.  On a slightly different

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

With some of the ‘nature takes revenge’ horror of The Day of the Triffids, a touch of Black Mirror’s malevolent wit and a nod to Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the intriguing, at times sinister but slightly undercooked British sci-fi drama Little Joe  takes us into the lucrative but contentious world of bio-engineering and genetic modification. In an unnervingly pristine

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

You may have blissfully entertained the notion that the brain-pummelling Marvel superhero movies had ended with the encouragingly titled Avengers: Endgame.  You would, however, be wrong… so wrong.  Folks, believe it or not, there’s several lifetimes of these films yet to come.  The latest is the unremarkable Natasha Romanov spin-off Black Widow which was largely filmed in Australia. Rather than

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What’s on ‘BUILT FOR SPEED’ Friday 9th July 2021

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we’ll tell you about the creepy new British sci-fi film ‘Little Joe’.  We’ll also take a look at the new Ausssie film ‘Buckley’s Chance’ which, believe it or not, stars Bill Nighy as a grizzled Australian farmer.  There’ll be many fine tunes for you with new Aussie and overseas releases as well as indie

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Film review: ‘THE SPARK BROTHERS’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The documentary The Sparks Brothers attempts to address the enigma that is the band Sparks.  Was their music art rock, pop, new wave or electronica?  Why did lead songwriter and keyboardist Ron Mael have a toothbrush moustache reminiscent of a certain 20th century dictator?  For a band that has been around for 50 years, created at least 300 songs, had

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