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We interrupt this broadcast to bring you a special news update about the songs you’ll be hearing on your radio over the month of June. Triple j is hitting the big 4-0 and to help stave off the impending mid-life crisis, they’ve decided to celebrate 40 years worth of music.
Starting this coming Monday, the j’s will kick off a daily homage to the music of each year, between 1975 and 2015, in completely non-chronological order. So, for instance, it could be 2011 one day, and 1982 the next.
“It’s all about the music that shaped our lives as we cover four decades of amazing stories, incredible songs, and fascinating insights in unique events both on air and online,” the broadcaster said in a statement.
So this is how it will work: every day at 10am then again and 3pm, from Monday 1st to Saturday 20th June, triple j will pick a random year and play the biggest tracks of that year, together with interviews and archival material.
“That could mean an hour of modern stars like Chet Faker, Arctic Monkeys and Florence + The Machine, classics such as Jeff Buckley, Nirvana or N.W.A., and plenty of the Aussie artists you’ve always loved, an A-Z ranging from AC/DC to You Am I and everything in between,” the station said.
And that’s not all, they’re also teasing more surprises on the horizon.
Earlier this year, triple j kicked off their 40th birthday festivities with the epic Beat The Drum concert, featuring performances by Hilltop Hoods, Daniel Johns, The Presets, Megan Washington, Hermitude, The Cat Empire and many more.