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The RockIt Scientist
on 1485 Radio Today

1485 Radio Today
Also on DStv
Audio Channel 70

The RockIt Scientist is a very diverse music programme that features Progressive/ Hard/ Classic Rock, Blues, Brass Rock, Latin/ African Rock, Jazz and Metal music.

As "non-commercial/ non-Top 40" music ranging from the mid sixties to the present day is featured, the intention is to cater for the more discerning music listener, with no age limits or restrictions imposed or implied. An open mind and a love of music is mandatory!

The programme, which is broadcast on 1485am Radio Today, every Friday evening between 10pm and 1am, is presented by Leon Economides, who has worked with radio greats such as Tony Sanderson (Chuckle and Chat Show on Radio 5), Chris Prior (The Priority Feature on Radio 5), Phil Wright (The Dinosaur Days on 5fm), and Rafe Lavine (Rock Classics and The Great Unknowns on Radio 5, and the original RockIt Scientists on SAfm).

Radio Today is also available nationwide on the DStv Audio Channel 70.

The RockIt Scientist went live on air on Wednesday the 31st August 2005.


The new RockIt Scientist show was first broadcast on 1485am Radio Today on Wednesday 31 August. The show will appear every Friday evening between 10pm and 1am, and will be repeated on Fridays between 10.30pm and 12.30am (NOTE THAT THE FRIDAY SHOW IS BROADCAST ONE HOUR LATER THAN PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED).

1485am Radio Today is also available nationwide on the DStv Audio Channel 70.

If you're unable to listen to the show, you'll now be able to see the playlists, read up on a bit of news, new releases, see upcoming gigs, recommendations, etc, etc, via the brand new RockIt Scientist website, which has just been launched.

Very professionally put together by Brian Currin, the website invites you, on the "Contact" page, to have your say about the show or about music in general!

Your name might even be on, or appear in time, on the "Thanks" page!

The weekly playlists should be posted by Friday of every week.

If you'd like to have your Top 30 Albums of all time posted on the site, please send us the list, together with a bit about yourself, on the "Contact" page. If you have your own website, preferably music related, but not strictly so, let us have those details and we'll post that on the site too.

If you're a member of a (South African) band and would like us to mention upcoming gigs, snippets of news or new releases, please let us have those details.

Info on foreign bands, mail order companies, music stores, etc, would be welcome too!

Rock will never die!

The RockIt Scientist

All the news is archived in the News Archive
  • Tuesday 13th Sept: CD launch at "Die Boer", Durbanville. Jack Hammer performing live.
  • Wed 14th: Jack Hammer live @ Bohemian , Stellenbosch
  • Thursday 15th: Jack Hammer @ Dorpstreet Theatre
  • Fri 16th: Jack Hammer @ Berties Mooring, Gordons Bay
  • Sat 17th: Jack Hammer @ Melkbosskerm, Melkbosstrand
  • Sun 18th: Jack Hammer @ Acoustic Café, Muizenberg
  • Sat 24th: Castle Lager Weekend Of Rock at Blue Moon, Nelspruit
  • Fri 30th: Café Barcelona

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