In My Day
It’s all about the memories and music with Bruce Russell every Saturday night!
Join Bruce as he explores what life was like back in your heyday. The mystery of callers and the magic of music from the 70s, 80s and 90s has captured the heart of listeners from all generations, right across New Zealand. Listen from 6pm-12pm each Saturday to rediscover what Stayin’ Alive was like back when we were all getting Physical, and Livin’ on a Prayer.
Bruce started in the broadcasting business writing commercials. During that time he began doing some announcing and was posted to various community stations, doing every shift under the sun. While in Timaru he switched into the programming side of things and later did a management stint at a small station in the central North Island.
Bruce later moved to Auckland, and was offered an overnight shift, took to it like a duck to water, and has been there ever since. Bruce also reads news at weekends. He is often asked when he sleeps…his reply: Rust never sleeps, and neither does Russell!
Caller of the Night: Louise's favourite Kellogg's cereal toy
This week on In My Day, Bruce Russell reminisced about cereal box toys – from Kellogg's kangaroos to Walt Disney cards. LISTEN ABOVE Join Bruce Russell for In My...
Caller of the Night: Mark's misheard lyrics
This week on In My Day, Bruce Russell reminisced about mondegreen - specifically lyrics that listeners had misheard. Mark has several songs that had lyrics different...
Caller of the Night: John's White Christmas in Rangiora
Bruce Russell explores callers White Christmas experiences - John recalls Christmas day in Rangiora and a charming snowfall that has remained a fond memory over...
Caller of the Night: Lorraine calls Bruce following her evening bath
This week on In My Day, Bruce Russell recalls stories of the Queen and Lorraine called to share her own memories of Her Majesty. LISTEN ABOVE Join Bruce Russell...
Music Feature: Sir John Rowles on his only Christmas song
This week on In My Day, Bruce Russell interviewed Sir John Rowles. Sir John is a kiwi musical icon of the 60's and 70's, who has had top 40 hits in Great Britain,...
Caller of the Night: Keith winds back the clock
In My Day's Caller of the Night was Keith, who shared a few fond memories. LISTEN ABOVE
Caller of the Night: Bruce reunites with an old workmate
When working in Timaru, Bruce played a character beloved by children. Esther, an old workmate called up to reminisce about this. LISTEN ABOVE Join Bruce Russell...
Caller of the Night: Rebecca worked as a sheep sperm counter
This week on In My Day, Bruce Russell asked callers to remember their oddest job. Hundreds contributed with the crazy, the unique, and the unusual. Rebecca told...
Caller of the Night: Joan tried boogie-boarding for the first time at 70
To remember Tom Morey, the inventor of the boogie-board who passed away this week, Bruce Russell recalled boogie-boarding memories with callers on In My Day. Joan...
Caller of the Night: Emily recalled Grahame Thorne's perm
This week listeners celebrated Cliff Richard who turned 81 on Thursday, chatted about Telethon in light of the Vaxathon today, and remembered the array of hair do's...
Caller of the Night: Alan failed his duties as a best man
Among other things, In My Day this week was all about dentures. Alan shared a story that occured during his friends bachelor party. LISTEN ABOVE Join Bruce Russell...
Caller of the Night: Jan lived behind the movie theatre screen
On In My Day this week, Bruce Russell invited callers to remember their trips to the picture theatre. Jan talks about her time living behind the screen, watching...
Caller of the Night: Gloria was thrust upon Ringo Starrs' bonnet
On 25th June 1964, the Beatles were in the middle of their nationwide tour of New Zealand. On In My Day this week, Bruce Russell invited callers to remember how...
Caller of the Night: Judy introduced Bruce to a furry friend
This week callers remembered state housing, housework you had to do before modern technology was invented, and the likes of Rawleighs, Bon Brush, makeup, Avon, and...
Caller of the Night: Warwick posted a hedgehog
This week callers reminisced with Bruce Russell about their earliest childhood memories. Warwick was two years old when he decided to put a hedgehog through the...
Caller of the Night: Anna remembers the delivery people
This week was part two of the Kiwiana night on In My Day, where we celebrated all things Kiwi. Anna had a very early memory of the various delivery people who supplied...
Caller of the Night: Patricia celebrated a massive milestone on air
Lockdown meant Patricia had to spend a second birthday with no family or friends, but Bruce made her day on air. LISTEN ABOVE Join Bruce Russell for In My Day 6pm-midnight...
Caller of the Night: John nearly got fired for his reaction to Elvis' death
Monday 16th May 2021 marks 44 years since the death of Elvis Presley. John remembered finding out that Elvis had died while at work. LISTEN ABOVE Join Bruce Russell...
Caller of the night: Helen's son would do anything for a piece of caramel slice
This week on In My Day, Bruce Russell chatted about the the best of baking - cakes, biscuits, slices and more. Helen revealed the piece of baking that entranced...
Caller of the Night: Barry Crump was Scott's babysitter
This week on In My Day Bruce Russell remembered the books and life of Barry Crump, alongside the music of the 70's, 80's and 90's. Scott told Bruce about the times...
Caller of the Night: The dance floor proved to be the place for Les to pick up wives
This week on In My Day listeners recalled various dances they used to attend. Les revealed the long list of wives he's been with after being partnered with them...
Caller of the night: This actually happened to Anne's hair
This week on In My Day listeners recalled hair styles, and motorbikes. Anne's pigtails faced some unfortunate challenges at Richmond Road Primary School. LISTEN...
Caller of the Night: Ron worked out how to evade the cold as a 'telegram boy'
Amongst other things this week, Bruce Russell remembered first jobs on In My Day. Ron figured out how he could work with telegrams whilst avoiding the rain and frost. LISTEN...
Caller of the Night: Peter nearly died in the Amazon rainforest
This week on In My Day, listeners were invited to partake in a hypothetical experience. As Bruce Russell explains, a highly rare melon thought to contain the 'cure'...
Caller of the Night: Walt Disney caught Bob sneaking around Disneyland construction site
This week Bruce Russell celebrated everything Disney - the man, the motion pictures, the music and more. Bob was just a young chap when Disneyland was being built....