Dear Leader turns DJ

  • Media
  • September 29, 2011
  • StopPress Team
Dear Leader turns DJ

In an apparent first for New Zealand, Prime Minister John Key will be hosting a one-hour radio show this Friday, 30th September from 2pm on RadioLIVE, and he'll be chatting with a few special guests, including Sir Richard Branson and our other Dear Leader Richie McCaw.

“This has been done in the UK and US but not, to the best of my knowledge, in New Zealand," says general manager of RadioLIVE Jana Rangooni. "We hope to make this an annual event for whoever is the Prime Minister at the time.”

RadioLIVE listeners will have the opportunity to talk to John Key directly, sharing what’s on their minds, and putting questions to the Prime Minister via phone and

Given the sizable government loan offered to MediaWorks to delay payment on its radio frequencies, Key's comments about not electioneering during the RWC, his now-remedied stoush with Radio New Zealand and the recent hubbub over phone hacking in the UK, it's an interesting decision by Key. And one that will no doubt bring with it questions about the level of media independence in New Zealand.

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