Chris Hartnett (Grassmouth) – NZ Content Producer & Breakfast Co-host

Written by on January 22, 2021

The first time Chris ever stepped in the BASE FM studio was to hand-deliver a bacon and egg pie to Breakfast Host at the time, Tommy Flowers, who had put out an urgent call over the airwaves for sustenance on one dusty breakfast morning. That’s community spirit right there.

Twelve years later and Chris (aka Grassmouth) has finally elevated to breakfast host status, after DJing many various slots and styles over the years. With selections that span a wide range of eras and areas, he is always searching for that common link that forms a coherent musical journey. Now he is honing this in on the plethora of unheard gems from artists in Aotearoa on the weekly “In the Neighbourhood Show”, having some very robust discussions along the way.

He is also connecting with our diverse communities across Auckland and giving upcoming youth their first glimpse into radio and music production as part of the BASE FM youth mentoring program. This continues nicely with his recent time in Vanuatu volunteering in water supply development.

Catch Grassmouth every Thursday morning from 7:30-10 am on “In the Neighbourhood” and throughout the week dropping in on unsuspecting DJs with some talented tamariki that are keen to take their spot!

You can find Chris on Instagram & Mixcloud!

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