The Morning Sound

Start the day with Nik Brown.

We’re all about serving up the greatest music ever made, including the Morning Sound Lost & Found at 5.45am and Milestones in Rock at 6am & 7am.

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LISTEN: Nik Brown interviews Icehouse co-founder, Iva Davies ahead of their NZ show

Listen to part 1 where Iva Davies talked about being classically trained in oboe, buying his first electric guitar and forming Flowers.

19/11/2019

LISTEN: Nik Brown chats to the Statesmen of NZ Rock and Roll, Dave and Peter from Th' Dudes

Missed out on this morning's interview? Listen to the full version here including bits that were not aired on the radio.

11/11/2019

LISTEN: Nik Brown interviews Simple Minds' frontman, Jim Kerr ahead of their NZ tour

Missed out on this morning's interview? Listen to the full version here including bits that were not aired on the radio.

08/11/2019

LISTEN: U2's Adam Clayton rung Nik Brown for a chat

U2's bassist, Adam Clayton joins Nik Brown on the Morning Sound for a chat. Listen to the full interview here.

06/11/2019

Mike Chunn talks to Nik Brown about coping with agoraphobia and drugs

"Instead of living an iconic life, it became an ironic life," the ex-Split Enz bassist described.

03/10/2019

Nik Brown shares personal story related to Tom Petty and his friend Tom Davidson

Be the first to hear this true Kiwi story.

02/10/2019

Nik Brown met Tom Petty in 1992 at an unlikely radio event

He was lucky to meet the music legend decades ago in Los Angeles.

28/09/2019

Th' Dudes to be inducted in NZ Music Hall of Fame, Nik Brown chats to Peter Urlich

Th' Dudes will be receiving the 2019 Legacy Award at this year's Vodafone NZ Music Awards.

29/08/2019

Jimmy Barnes talks about his new single, "Shutting Down Your Town"

The song is is a nod to the hardworking and struggling families in Elizabeth city. "I want them to know," Barnes says.

23/05/2019

90-year-old Western Springs speedway granted lease extension

Read what Nik has to say about this.

15/03/2019

Nik Brown chats to Diesel about how it all started for his music career

Diesel will be performing at Red Hot Summer Tour this February.

01/02/2019

Neil Finn tells Nik Brown his Fleetwood Mac moments

Neil Finn chats about how he got into Fleetwood Mac, his favourite tracks to play live and more.

24/01/2019

Jimmy Barnes: Red Hot Summer Tour 'is going to be a full on rock-and-roll day'

Jimmy Barnes talk about music, his experiences with on Working Class Man tour and the upcoming Red Hot Summer Tour.

01/01/2019

Did Bon Scott of AC/DC really die from alcohol poisoning? Autobiographer Jesse Fink chats to Nik Brown

Listen to Fink tell Nik Brown about what he discovered through his research for his last AC/DC book.

20/11/2018

Gene Simmons tells Nik Brown how KISS manages to stay on top for 45 years

Simmons talked about how staying off drugs and alcohol plays a huge part in the band's continuous success.

15/11/2018

Bruce Dickinson says he'd love to come back to NZ with Iron Maiden

Dickinson is currently in NZ for a one-off show to promote his new autobiography.

16/10/2018

Bruce Dickinson chats to Nik Brown on The Morning Sound

Iron Maiden frontman, Bruce Dickinson talks about his new autobiography on The Morning Sound.

16/10/2018

Joe Walsh tells Nik Brown that he was adamant to include NZ into the Eagles' World Tour

Listen to Joe Walsh telling Nik Brown about the tour, Eagles' new lineup and more.

04/10/2018

Nik Brown chats to Toto guitarist Steve Lukather on The Morning Sound

Steve Lukather joins Nik Brown to chat about his career and Toto's upcoming concert in New Zealand.

24/08/2018

Steve Kilbey co-hosts The Morning Sound with Nik Brown

Finally, a co-host who can banter with Nik Brown on The Morning Sound.

17/08/2018

Nik Brown chats with the Sugar Man, Rodriguez

Nik Brown talks to Rodriguez about how stardom was like before those long years of hiatus.

30/07/2018

The Morning Sound catches up with Sky Sport's Melodie Robinson

We caught up with Mel Robinson ahead of a weekend full of rugby.

28/07/2017

Nik & Leah chat to the winner of our trip to Twickenham to see U2

Andrew had a great time watching U2 perform live in Twickenham.

26/07/2017

Nik catches up with Craig Lloyd about CRC Speedshow 2017

We are looking forward to this year's speedshow.

21/07/2017

Antonia Prebble from Westside joins us in studio

We are looking forward to season 3 of Westside.

07/07/2017

The Morning Sound catch up with All Black, Wyatt Crockett

We caught up with Wyatt ahead of the final All Blacks vs Lions game.

07/07/2017

Nik and Leah chat to 'Tucker' a Welshman about the Lions Tour

The Lions time in NZ has nearly come to an end.

07/07/2017

Melodie Robinson fills us on a big weekend of rugby in NZ

The Morning Sound spoke to Sky Sports Melodie Robinson about the fiesta of Rugby this weekend.

16/06/2017

Scotty Stevenson fills us in on Highlanders vs Lions game in Dunedin

Nik Brown and Kim Blair caught up with Scotty Stevenson about the Lions V Highlanders game.

13/06/2017

We caught up with Tova O'Brien ahead of the UK Elections

UK correspondent Tova O'Brien fills us on the UK elections.

09/06/2017

Melodie Robinson joins us

We caught up with Sky Sport's Melodie Robinson.

09/06/2017

Scotty Stevenson joins Nik for a chat

Sky Sport Scotty Stevenson joined us on the phone to chat about Blues vs Lions game.

09/06/2017

We chat to the winner of our trip to see Roger Waters in NYC

Our lucky winner Pete had an incredible time seeing Roger Waters live in New York.

23/05/2017

Leah and Nik chat to NZ's Hayden Paddon about his co-driver

"It's a bit like a divorce."

16/05/2017

Melodie Robinson chats about the Rugby World Cup in Japan

Looks like we're in for a good one.

11/05/2017

Joseph Parker joins us ahead of this weekend's fight

Nik and Leah were joined by the awesome Joseph Parker before his upcoming fight.

05/05/2017

The Morning Sound's top 5 vinyl album covers of all time

We've been been running a poll to get the Top 5 Vinyl Album Covers of all time.

04/05/2017

The Morning Sound got to chat to comedian Phil Jupitus

The stand-up comedian lets us in on how his career really started.

01/05/2017

Alice Cooper tells us what to expect from his NZ shows

We are looking forward to his shows this October.

28/04/2017

Melodie Robinson joins us for a chat

21/04/2017

Steve Hansen catches up with The Morning Sound

We caught up with All Blacks coach, Steve Hansen.

21/04/2017

Philip Duncan fills us in on what to expect from these weather bombs

Looks like we'll all be spending the long weekend inside.

12/04/2017

The Morning Sound send some lucky winners to have dinner with Alice Cooper

"If it wasn't for wonder woman's invisible plane I wouldn't get there and back."

11/04/2017

The morning Sound talk to Melodie Robinson about everything from rugby to school camps

Super Rugby organizer SANZAAR has confirmed the southern hemisphere rugby tournament will be cut from 18 to 15 teams

10/04/2017

Nik and Leah chat to the winner of the A to Z audio package

After three weeks our A to Z of Classic Rock is complete.

Keven Mealamu and Portia Woodman join us in studio

Two of New Zealand's rugby stars joined Nik and Leah for a chat.

03/04/2017

Sky Sport's Melodie Robinson talks about Super Rugby changes

Melodie Robinson joined us in studio.

30/03/2017

50 things to do before you turn 50

A recent study has listed 50 things people should try before they turn 50.

27/03/2017

Nik and Leah chat with Kiwi Supercar driver Fabian Coulthard

Fabian Coulthard joined us to chat about the upcoming Melbourne Gran Prix.

23/03/2017

Patrick Gower talks about John Keys last day

Paddy Gower joined us on the phone on John Key's final day in Parliament.

22/03/2017