Every Easter, we produce 14 hours of special Easter programming for Newstalk ZB - 12 hours on Good Friday and 2 hours on Easter Sunday.
On Good Friday 2021, our team produced 12 hours of special programming for Newstalk ZB between 6am and 6pm. We broke it down into four three-hour talkback shows with a mix of tandem and solo hosts.
6-9am: Peter Wolfkamp and Tash McGill
9am-12pm: Petra Bagust
12-3pm: Sam and Julia Bloore
3-6pm: Rev Frank Ritchie and Jax van Buuren
Sprinkled throughout the programming were 60-90 second pieces of production which we had written, recorded and mixed. We also ran a virtual easter egg hunt, with clues delivered every half hour.
FEEDBACK FROM LISTENERS
"I'd like to congratulate management on this afternoon Good Friday's session. I rarely listen to Newstalk ZB and found it almost incredible that a mainstream media station should be sensitive enough to acknowledge how important Good Friday is to so many throughout the world - and has been for over 2000 years - and to to feature such good guest commentators.Congratulations to the station - and thanks to those who produced this programme of real quality and historical accuracy."
"Oh. That is so good. I am always listening, day and some of night. Special days like Easter and Christmas are so interesting. I never feel lonely because all of you are such good company. Thanks so much." MM