Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The All New Diff'rent Strokes

The wait is ova, Rihanna style.

Diff'rent Strokes pilots their all new format tonight: prepare for a camp and geek collision of all things media!

"A change is as good as a holiday! It was time for us to refine the focus of the show," says Jade who has been co-hosting the show with Dave for over two and a half years now.

"A media focused show makes sense because both Jade and I both work in the media. It's our opportunity to marry our interests in magazine publishing, podcasting and music and give you guys our signature Diff'rent Strokes take on those topics," Dave explains.

Our new episodes will feature all new segments on :
- Music
- Podcasts
- Magazines
- Online/Blogs
- TV
- and more...

"We're excited about new opportunities for interviews and more in-depth discussions about what we're passionate about. I mean, it could only mean more pop music rants from David Lim!" says Jade.

In our pilot episode tonight...


Dave talks about the interesting hybrid magazine/album booklet package found in Mariah Carey's new album, Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel. This luxurious 34-page mini Elle magazine dedicated to all things Mimi is the first of its kind... could it signal a new lucrative partnership between the magazine publishers and record companies?


Jade reviews the new Tegan & Sara album, Sainthood and reflects on famous sibling bands. Hanson, anyone?


Jade presents an introduction to one of her favourite podcasts - Planet Money. Even if you're not an economics guru, you'll fall in love with their witty anecdotes and pop culture references. Check out Planet Money's podcasts here.

Tune in to an all new Diff'rent Strokes tonight!
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Forget What You've Heard

Speculation has been rife all week about the possible changes to Diff'rent Strokes radio. With less than four hours until show time - and still no official word from the show's representatives... Jade and Dave take a moment now to separate fact from fiction.

1. Jade has done a Cheryl Cole, taking a break from the group project to focus on her own solo career. The Podcraft becomes a runaway success this week with 239,000 downloads and new subscribers - much like Cole's debut single, 'Fight For This Love'. [FICTION]

2. Dave is putting together new segment intros for an all new Diff'rent Strokes. [FACT]

3. They've had a significant line up change overnight, and both Jade and Dave were replaced with younger, hotter presenters: Nat and @bui. Much like the Sugababes' rotating roster, all auditions and recruitment were top secret missions done by management without them knowing. [FICTION]

4. There will be more of Dave's pop music references on the show [FACT].

Tune in tonight to hear Jade and Dave pilot an all new format of Diff'rent Strokes...
10-11pm on JOY 94.9FM
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Change Is Coming...

to Diff'rent Strokes with Jade and Dave.

All shall be revealed soon.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Shoe Swap: From Dag to Drag

Jade and Dave is playing dress up tonight - and we've taken it to the extreme from 'dag to drag'.

The center-part is oh-so Leonardo DiCaprio circa 'Titanic'

Style queen Dave pulls them pants up high and channels his daggiest style. He talks about being 'fashionably unaware'as a dag and distinguishes it from geek-fashion.

Britney, is that you?

Meanwhile, Ms Jade gets a taste of drag queen culture. She's donned a long, blonde wig and put on make up for the first time in her life... and lives to tell. The socially awkward self-confessed geek experiences glams up tonight as she picks her drag number. Disco classics, anyone?

Join in on the shit and giggles tonight!

Diff'rent Strokes with Jade and Dave
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Shoe Swap: Ambitions & Internships

Our Diff'rent Strokes duo is one ambitious pair! Tonight Dave and Jade chat about a career outside (or behind) radio and their journey to the top.

(Don't be like Ryan the Intern at The Office)

Dave wants a career in magazine editing and pop music while Jade has ambitions in radio and online media. Tune in tonight to hear them share their internship and volunteer experience and offer tips for anyone keen to get started in the industry.

They'll be talking about the benefits of volunteering and how to get the most out of your internship... and of course, asking for references.

Diff'rent Strokes with Jade and Dave
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Shoe Swap: Dealing With In-Laws

It's time for Jade and Dave to meet the parents! Both Diff'rent Strokes presenters talk about their experiences meeting their partner's parents.

Everything from awkward conversation starters to the freaking out about first impressions - we'll figure out how to keep it cool and collected in front of the in-laws.

Also on the show tonight: Dave speaks to UK British pop sensation, Little Boots about her obsession with Tetris and who's her favourite Spice Girl.

Click here to read the full interview transcript.
Download the interview podcast here.

Diff'rent Strokes with Jade and Dave
Wed 10-11pm on JOY 94.9FM
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