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First scheduled at times like 11pm Wednesday (30/10/1976) and Monday nights (77) when it included Red Hot Peppers, Rod Stewart, Buchman Turner Overdrive, and The Rolling Stones. 

Over the years it was hosted by Barry Jenkins (Dr. Rock), then Phil O'Brien, Karen Hay and lastly by Dick Driver,

It eventually moved to it's iconic Sunday night slot just before the Sunday horrors, it had a more alternative bent than the prime time music chart shows.


In 2017 a compilation was released celebrating the show and the music from that era:

For 12 years (1976 – 88) music TV show Radio With Pictures was the leading light for new cutting edge music in New Zealand.

With no internet and UK music mags sea freighted to us over a six week period it was the only source of up to date new music releases. Its many nationwide followers would gather in front of the TV on a Sunday evening in anticipation of what great new bands they would be discovering next.

The 36 classic tracks featured on this collection are a great reflection of the quality of post punk and new wave bands that graced our screens on a weekly basis

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Herrmann Hieb Er (Radio With Pictures Theme) – Nina Hagen
  2. Pretty In Pink – The Psychedelic Furs
  3. A Forest - The Cure
  4. Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
  5. Making Plans For Nigel – XTC
  6. Squeeze – Toy Love
  7. Totally Wired – The Fall
  8. I’m Bored – Iggy Pop
  9. Tally Ho! – The Clean
  10. (This Is Not A) Love Song – Public Image Limited
  11. Promised You A Miracle – Simple Minds
  12. Don’t Fight It Marsha, It’s Bigger Than Both Of Us – Blam Blam Blam
  13. A Song From Under The Floorboards – Magazine
  14. Ghost Town – The Specials
  15. See Me Go – The Screaming Meemees
  16. Another Girl, Another Planet – The Only Ones
  17. Saturday Night Stay At Home – The Suburban Reptiles
  18. Echo Beach – Martha And The Muffins

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