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Contact FM Marks 30 Years On Air

Student station marks anniversary with night of performances from bands tied to the station’s history
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This weekend (Oct. 24), University of Waikato station Contact FM will celebrate three decades on air with a special concert featuring bands the Hamilton, New Zealand-based station has worked with over the years.

Participating in the gig is the original 1996 lineup of alt-rockers Trucker, Pumice and The Shrugs. Reforming for the night is early '90s suburban jazz band Hand of Glory, and also performing is former Sneaky Feelings frontman Matthew Bannister.

The event is being held at Diggers Back Bar in Hamilton.

Contact FM describes itself "as the sticky gum at the bottom of the shoe at The University of Waikato. We have had many incarnations over the years, but we still remain faithfully stuck to your soul."

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