Ever since its inception in 1966, Radio Hauraki has led the way in radio, consistently breaking new ground. The pioneering spirit continues as Matt Heath and Jeremy Wells from the award-winning Radio Hauraki Breakfast show introduce a festive twist with the release of a limited-edition Christmas podcast exclusively on vinyl.
Fans will be able to get their hands on the vinyl from tomorrow.
The Matt & Jerry Podcast, with a monthly average of more than 200,000 downloads, has solidified itself as one of New Zealand’s favourite and funniest podcasts. In collaboration with Holiday Records, New Zealand’s leading vinyl pressing plant, this limited-edition Christmas podcast is set to become a collector’s item, just in time for the holiday season.
Matt Heath expresses his excitement about this unique venture. “We’ve come so far with our award-winning radio podcast that we’ve now gone full circle and ended up back at the beginning of the audio innovation journey.
Podcasts are an effective, digitally connected way to get your message out to millions of people around the world…that’s why we’re releasing ours on limited edition vinyl. Releasing a podcast exclusively on vinyl is so silly, it’s brilliant. Let’s just hope it sells out so we can keep our jobs!” he says.
Joel Woods, Co-Founder & Director of Holiday Records, shares his enthusiasm for the project. “We’re really excited to work with Radio Hauraki behind the scenes to create something truly unique which we believe is a New Zealand first – a podcast on vinyl and unsurprisingly it sounds as fresh as can be! We’ve had the pleasure of working with radio legends and all-round good dudes Matt Heath and Jeremy Wells on this project and have really enjoyed turning their (somewhat crazy) idea into a reality. It has no doubt been the strangest record we’ve pressed, but by far the funniest. And the fact that you can only hear the audio on vinyl is truly rare,” he says.
The limited-edition Christmas Podcast on vinyl will be available for purchase starting 24 November, exclusively at theacc.co.nz/shop. To secure a copy, interested buyers can also text VINYL to 3483 for a direct link.