Double J started broadcasting at noon EST today, with live performances from Kate Miller-Heidke and Paul Dempsey leading into de facto station public face Myf Warhurst announcing the full roster of shows, presenters and music, to whit:
11am-3pm Weekdays: Join Myf Warhurst each weekday for new releases, interviews with artists, great moments from the archives and of course – a music quiz!
8-10pm Mondays: Talented singer-songwriter Emma Swift brings you Revelator, a show dedicated to sourcing bittersweet melodies and lonesome lyrics from folk, alt-country, Americana, roots, rockabilly and folk rock.
8-10pm Tuesdays: Melbourne music fanatic Tim Shiel takes you to a slightly weirder place with Something More. Whether it’s from obscure, established or brand new artists, expect to hear lots of interesting new sounds.
8-10pm Wednesdays: Karen Leng has been an influential broadcaster for nearly 30 years, hosting a long-running show on 3RRR, a triple j host in the 90s and a pivotal role on ABC TV’s Recovery. Covering post rock, punk & pop, ambient and acoustic sounds, she shares her vast music knowledge on The Beat Eclectic.
8-10pm Thursdays: From August we bring back one of triple j’s most popular and revered programs, The J Files, this time with an innovative and digitally collaborative approach to artist specials.
6–8pm Saturdays: Melbourne soul act The Bamboos’ Lance Ferguson joins the dots between indie, hip hop, soul and pop, as he presents Sky High to soundtrack your Saturday night.
9am–12pm Saturdays: Champion of Australian music and triple j fave, Caz Tran plays you great new tunes, plus some of the best interviews and live music recordings from the triple j archives.
3–5pm Sundays: Your favourite musicians take over for a month for Artist in Residence. Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens) kicks off the series this Sunday, followed by The Cat Empire, Adalita & Kevin Mitchell, Henry Rollins and Iggy Pop.
The first track aired on the freshly branded digital station was, much to our delight, Get Ready For Love by Nick Cave And the Bad Seeds. You can find Double J here – except that, at the time of writing, the site appears to have crashed.