Monday, June 27, 2016

ROCKNA, Michael Bugeja's weekly radio show on Radio 101 will be celebrating its 6th Anniversary with a live concert that will be held on Friday, July 8 at Dar Ċentrali in Pieta'. The concert will feature performances from newcomers Decline The Fall,...

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Michael Bugeja’s iconic radio show, ROCKNA, is celebrating its sixth anniversary with a triple-bill event. Ramona Depares finds out more.

How was the idea for Rockna born?

The idea for the show is actually connected to the weekly music pages I had been...

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

On May 30, 2016, instead of my usual Monday night edition of the Fuzzbox rock show, Radio 101 broadcast a special edition dedicated to the memory of DJ Lito, a former Fuzzbox presenter who had died tragically the previous day.  Lito started his radio...

Sunday, November 29, 2015

It's actually hard to believe that 18 years have passed since Teatru Unplugged unveiled its first edition on an unsuspecting Maltese audience back in 1998. But pass they did, during which time, dozens of bands and artists, both local and foreign, hav...

Monday, August 10, 2015

One month on from our 5th Anniversary special edition, here's a little video clip summing up the ROCKNA event in a nutshell. Once again, huge thanks to Radio 101, Hard Rock Cafe', Chris Mallia, Adolf Vella, Lito, Noel Mifsud, the four bands who playe...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Radio show ROCKNA, hosted by DJ Michael Bugeja, celebrated its fifth anniversary with a four-bill line-up and a live broadcast from Hard Rock Malta at the Valletta Waterfront. The event was introduced by Radio 101 station manager Charles Saliba, who...

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Popular weekly radio show ROCKNA, which airs every Friday evening on Radio 101, recently broadcast its 250th edition, making it quite possibly the longest-running show of its kind on the Maltese airwaves. As of last month the show, hosted by DJ, musi...

Friday, January 9, 2015

The results of the first ROCKNA listeners' polls were announced during the first 2015 edition of the weekly radio show on Friday, January 5. The polls were divided into four categories, namely Best Band, Best Album, Best Song and Best Music Videos. V...

Saturday, November 29, 2014

With just a few weeks to go until the end of 2014 and the annual appointment with the end-of-year special edition of ROCKNA drawing closer, I thought it would make sense to ask which bands, albums, videos and tunes from the local scene our audience...

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Local songwriting duo Mistura will be launching its first album, U d-Dinja Tkompli Ddur, during the October 10 edition of the ROCKNA radio show. The weekly Friday night show, hosted by Michael Bugeja and broadcast nationwide on Radio 101, is now in i...

Monday, July 7, 2014

My friend Colin Fitz from SWAG asked me to pick 10 essential albums, which is certainly a tasking exercise given the list of my must-have/must-listen albums is far longer than that. With much effort I finally managed to come up with the following lis...

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Weekly radio show ROCKNA, which is broadcast every Friday on Radio 101, will be celebrating its 200th edition with a special show on June 20. Focusing entirely on the music scene in Malta, the show was first broadcast on July 9, 2010 and is hosted by...

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