Kim Hill broadcasts from CPIT

Kim Hill broadcasts from CPIT

CPIT’s Liam Ryan was live on the line-up when (RNZN) left Wellington for the day to broadcast from CPIT’s New Zealand Broadcasting School last Saturday.

The musician, producer and educationalist talked to interviewer Kim Hill about music, growing up in Christchurch, leaving in 1979 and his return a few months ago to take up the role of Performing Arts Manager at CPIT's Department of Creative Industries.

It was an amicable chat with the award winning interviewer who has interviewed thousands of people (from Nelson Mandela to Monica Lewinsky) during her nine year stint as RNZN’s Nine to Noon host. Hill began hosting the Saturday Morning show in 2002 and shows no signs of slowing down. The programme was NZ Radio Awards winner 2011, 2012, 2013 for Best Daily or Weekly Series (one hour or more duration) and Hill herself won the International Radio Personality of the Year (Association for International Broadcasting) last year.

Alexa Cook and Kim Hill

New Zealand Broadcasting School journalism student Alexa Cook got to meet one of the country's most experienced interviewees when Kim Hill broadcast her New Zealand National programme from CPIT's facilities on Saturday morning. Photo credit: Henry Williams.

Accustomed to covering a huge range of topics, Hill clearly enjoyed the 25 minute discussion as Ryan shared stories of touring, performing and writing music in New Zealand and overseas.

Ryan continues to work with the Sou’Westers, The Lizard Kings, the reformed Narcs, his recording label Torch Music, the Tauranga Jazz Festival and why CPIT’s Jazz School and the National Academy NASDA are contributing to the cultural heart of the city. “I wouldn’t change a thing but I would like to think that everything we’re involved in here as part of these programmes might have a part in reshaping this city – that’s really why I’m here.”

NZBS Journalism student Alexa Cook was happy to assist the production. The Press editor Joanna Norris, crime writer Paul Cleave, Jessica Halliday from the Festival of Transitional Architecture, musician Delany Davidson and Juliet Arnott from Rekindle were among the local artists and transitional entrepreneurs who were interviewed by Hill on the day.


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