SunoRadio Paul Ballard Auckland Born a Kiwi but raised in the UK, Suno was brought up on a sultry diet of John Peel, Hip-hop and his Mother’s Motown collection. Buying and spinning since the heady-housey days of 1988 – he has a wide taste for all things suitably nod-worthy; from deep disco basslines, afrobeat and assorted bass-driven antics. Since returning to NZ in 2002 he has continued to follow his (somewhat) expensive passion for good music; with long-running shows on Wellington’s Radio Active; spreading sunshine at the Cuba Street Carnival and setting up Wellington’s long running 'Sundried' summer garden sessions. Since the move to Auckland in 2007 he headed straight to BaseFM and has more recently been one half of the genre-juggernaut that was the 'Smashey & Nicey' show. He also set up the successful 'Jam' and 'Pickle' events nationwide with his long-time cohort AWDJ. He is now back with a solo show 'The Third Ear' on Saturday afternoons. Sporting the B-sides with regular guests, ranting and records.