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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.

Morne Zeelie's Top 30 albums
  • AC/DC - Back In Black
  • Audioslave - Out Of Exile
  • Battery9 – Strop
  • Bob Marley - Exodus
  • Dave Matthews Band – Crash
  • David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
  • Dead can Dance - Serpents Egg
  • Dio – Dream Evil
  • Edie Brickell – Shooting Rubberbands At The Stars
  • Iron Maiden – 7th Son Of The 7th Son
  • Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
  • Joe Satriani – Joe Satriani
  • Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy
  • Led Zeppelin – IV
  • LKJ – Tings and Times
  • Metallica – Black Album
  • Metallica – Master of Puppets
  • Nirvana - Nevermind
  • Pearl Jam – Ten
  • Peter Gabriel – So
  • Pink Floyd - Animals
  • Pink Floyd – The Final Cut
  • Police The – Zenyatta Mondatta
  • Radiohead - OK Computer
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers - One Hot Minute
  • Shriekback - Big Night Music
  • Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
  • Soundgarden - Superunknown
  • Sting - Soul Cages
  • Springbok Nude Girls – Afterlifesatisfaction
  • Tool – Ζnima

Morne Zeelie

I was born in Benoni, raised on the East Rand, and grew up to the sounds of Queen, Michael Jackson and David Bowie. (Not quite the norm for Afrikaans primary-school kids at the time) My first 7-single "I want to break free - Queen” 1984.

I matriculated at Heidelberg Volkskool, and as a high school teen, listened to legendary Chris Prior's "Priority Feature" on the then 'Radio 5'.

Chris Prior, Phil Wright and the likes of Leon Economides spurred a deeper interest in music, and so the rest of my taste for rock developed as a matter of course.

After high school, I started Fine Art studies and was introduced to a good friend and music mentor - studio drummer, Peter Auret. Peter further expanded my taste for music on a general, practical, as well as a theoretical level. Jazz and fusion became part of my generally rock dominated CD shelf.

I joined Peter's band 'Jungle Train' as their percussionist. The band was invited for interviews at various radio stations, one of which was to be the station where I landed his first on-air job as a presenter.

10 years on in radio, I currently hold the 19h00 - 23h00 weekday show on Jacaranda 94.2.

I am a fulltime artist, (dayjob).

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