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Many of us remember the time when we cast our eyes on our first vinyl record, perhaps during a visit to a small record store in Flinders St Melbourne or Oxford St, Sydney or a number of other cities in Australia and New Zealand.

The atmosphere was electric, buzzing with infectious enthusiasm and a passion for the music.

Central Station Records was not just a record label or a record store, it was an institution that was a driving force in creating Australia’s thriving dance music scene….in more ways than one.

Unbeknownst to them, in 1968 the Federal Government had passed a law that made it illegal to import music, books and videos. This hindered local record stores and businesses struggling to find a place in an industry controlled by powerful record companies who refused to invest in electronic dance music…until Central Station Records took the fight all the way to Parliament and faced “Goliath” head on.

On this week’s show Jo and Morgan tell their story on the 40th year since it all began. This is the story of MUSIC WARS.

We hope you can join us for our very special presentation on this week’s show.


About the author: Tim


Tim has over 17 years experience working in both community and commercial radio. He’s also released a mixed EDM compilation, produced a flash mob for marriage equality, JOY’s marriage equality show 'YES FACTOR' as well as numerous parties and events in Melbourne and Sydney.

Tim is a producer, co-host, imagery and podcast editor of Hide & Seek @ 10PM Wednesday nights on JOY discussing queer men’s sex

Tim is a producer, host, imagery and podcast editor of Beatz on JOY presenting the latest in Trance and Hard Dance sounds @ 11PM on Saturday nights

Tim also DJs a little bit on the side and butchering / practicing the Spanish language whenever he has the chance.


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