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: “THE FAREWELL”, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Chinese-American film The Farewell tells what initially seems like a predictable story of a family trying to cope with a loved-one’s terminal illness but infuses this with refreshing and often very moving honesty. In a wonderfully unaffected performance, Awkwafina, stars as Billi, a 30-year-old Chinese-American woman struggling to survive financially and succeed professionally in New York. Frequent phone chats with

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Film review: “IT: CHAPTER 2”, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Chapter 1 of the big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It – the story of a gang of bullied teen nerds who battle the evil clown Pennywise in the town of Derry – was hailed by fan’s of King’s novel and was universally seen as a vast improvement on the clunky 1990 mini-series. While not terrifying, it had some effective

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 20th September 2019

Here on ‘Built For Speed’ we like to discuss the full spectrum of cinema and it would be hard to find two more aesthetically different films than ‘Downton Abbey’ and the IMAX Aussie crocodile doc ‘Wild Top End 3D’.  This Friday we’ll let you know if these films are worth your time.  We’ll also have many fine tunes for you with new Aussie

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’, Friday 13th September 2019

It’s Friday the 13th, just the time to talk horror movies and this week ‘Built For Speed’ reviews the big horror release ‘It: Chapter 2’. On a slightly different note we also review family drama ‘Farewell’.  The ‘Built For Speed’ crew checked out US band Greta Van Fleet at the Forum last week and we’ll tell you all about that

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Film review: ‘AMAZING GRACE’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

In 1972, at the pinnacle if her career, Aretha Franklin chose to record an album of the gospel music she had sung as a young girl in church with her father. Rather than turn to the recording studio, Aretha decided to record it in a church with a congregation as the audience. That venue was the New Temple Missionary Baptist

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