In 2002 Mai FM was celebrating it’s tenth anniversary, and this piece from Marae documents just how far the radio station had come, and how they celebrated. In its 10 years Mai FM had become Auckland’s “number one radio station”, leading in many key demographics. The station celebrated the anniversary with a concert at Auckland’s St James Theatre, featuring hip hop stalwart DJ Sir-Vere, and Katchafire, who had just signed to the station’s record label and were yet to release their debut album. The piece is in te reo, but many of the interviews are in English.
I think the best part about it was if you go back to 1992 there's a lot of people saying that Mai FM will never be around in 10 years. Not only are we around, we're number one radio station now.– Nik Brown, producer of Mai FM's breakfast show
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