24 Hour Bob Dylan-A-Thon on Radio 13


With less than a week to go before legendary, pan-generational icon Bob Dylan lands in New Zealand for his two arena shows, the countdown is on! The reviews from his Australian shows are in resounding agreement that Bob Dylan and his 5-piece band are delivering a captivating performance of his stellar songbook – an evening described by The Australian as a “career-wide retrospective from a master of his craft”.

In anticipation of his arrival, Radio 13 DJ Marty Duda will host a 24-hour Bob Dylan-a-thon, live, on the air on Thursday August 23rd. Marty is so excited about Dylan’s upcoming concerts at Auckland’s Spark Arena on Sunday 26 August, and Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena on Tuesday 28 August, that he wants to share his extensive Bob Dylan record collection with his radio audience.

The “Bob Dylan-a-thon” will begin at 6am on Thursday and finish 24 hours later. During that time Duda plans to play as much Dylan as humanly possible, without repeating anything. The programme will be available to be heard at via the live streaming tab. Listeners will be invited to call in with requests and comments. Also guests are expected to drop by to discuss their Dylan experiences (and keep Marty awake!).

Marty Duda first saw Bob Dylan perform live during his Rolling Thunder Review in 1976. Since then he has lost count as to how many times he has seen the great man perform, but of his last New Zealand concert, Marty’s review raved that it was “absolutely stunning, with Dylan singing more heartfelt and tenderly than I have ever witnessed before.” Scroll to the end to read more about Radio 13.


Tonight’s was a fantastic performance – certainly the most complete, satisfying Dylan show we’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing. With him and band on such fine form and so in tune with each other and with their set list, they would be foolish not to record this tour for a live album – 100% Rock Perth

In a career spanning six decades, Bob Dylan’s impact on popular music and culture is immeasurable. He is responsible for some of the most influential albums of all time, including The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde, and his socially and politically charged singles, ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ and ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’’, are widely considered among the most important songs in modern music. The ‘voice of a generation’ boasts an unparalleled repertoire, including timeless classics, ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, ‘Tangled Up In Blue’, ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ and ‘Girl From The North Country’.

 With a catalogue of more than 50 albums, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records globally, received 11 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for ‘Things Have Changed’ (Best Original Song), and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2012, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, and in 2016, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

 Last in New Zealand for three arena shows in 2014, Bob Dylan and his band are a commanding force on stage. To experience Bob Dylan live in concert is an opportunity to share an encounter with one of the last remaining musical legends of the modern era.

Dylan appeared to be having a blast and his piano playing was vibrant and impassioned throughout. More importantly, in contrast to some gigs over the years his vocals were clear and distinctive, raspy but full of warmth and tuneful emotion – 100% Rock Perth

Don’t miss out on what promises be a performance for the ages.


Presented by Chugg Entertainment

Sunday 26th August – Spark Arena (All Ages)

Tuesday 28th August – Horncastle Arena (All Ages)

 About Radio 13:

Radio 13 is a music blog and streaming radio station begun just a few months ago by Marty Duda and Reuben Raj. It was born out of the ashes of Marty’s previous blog,, which had been a going concern for over seven years.

Radio 13 features a diverse crew of live DJs all of whom are passionate and knowledgeable about music. In addition to Raj and Duda, other DJs include respected music journalist Graham Reid, D4 bassist English Jake, Sky TV sports commentator Tony Johnson, acclaimed vocalist and recording artist Sandy Mill along with broadcasting veterans Miss Dom, Mark Everton, Victoria Spence and John Baker.

Radio 13 is streaming 24/7 right now, so tune in!


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What people are saying

  • Hilda Fernhout - 24 months ago

    Tuned in now way across the globe in Amsterdam
    I love it...
    Bojangles now...
  • Hilda Fernhout - 24 months ago

    And can I put in a request ?
    Positively 4th street
    With the incredible piano playing by Paul Griffin
  • Hilda Fernhout - 24 months ago
    Not Positively 4th Street...
    Sooner Or Later

    I'm getting old...
  • Radio 13 - 24 months ago

    Thank you Hilda... We are so touched that you are listening to our show all the way in Amsterdam :) We will gladly play some songs for you!
  • Eduardo Monteverdi Ricardo - 24 months ago

    Listening in Havana Cuba!

    May I request a favourite song from 1966, If I Was A King from the Bob Dylan album Cutting Edge (2015) 1965-1966 The Bootleg Series Volume 12 — Disc 18?

    Can we assume all your listeners already visit the EDLIS Café online if they are interested in Bob Dylan?

    Enjoy the concerts!

    Uh, do you remember this one?
    I do. Did it go like this? I think it went like this?
    Duh duh duh duh duh.
    No, hey a weird run, I did the run, I did the run, it went like this.
    It did that in the beginning.
    It might have.
    Duh duh duh duh duh...
    No, no, no. Din din…
    That’s wicked, I… No I just didn’t want to do it...

  • Radio 13 - 24 months ago

    Hi Eduardo, it is so amazing to hear from you and your request all the way from Havana Cuba!! :)
  • Radio 13 - 24 months ago

    Hilda, thank you for sharing some tracks but unfortunately, we cannot post any links on this site for sharing of music due to legal requirements. Thank you and appreciate your understanding.
  • Hilda Fernhout - 24 months ago

    I understand...
    I hope you enjoy what I sent you though
  • Eduardo Monteverdi Ricardo - 24 months ago

    Disc 18

    1. Remember Me – (5/04/1965) Savoy Hotel, London.
    2. More And More – (5/04/1965) Savoy Hotel, London.
    3. Blues Stay Away From Me – (5/04/1965) Savoy Hotel, London.
    4. Weary Blues From Waitin’ – (5/04/1965) Savoy Hotel, London.
    5. Lost Highway – (5/04/65) Savoy Hotel, London.
    6. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – (5/04/1965) Savoy Hotel, London.
    7. Young But Daily Growing – (5/04/1965) Savoy Hotel, London.
    8. Wild Mountain Thyme – (5/04/1965) Savoy Hotel, London.
    9. I Can’t Leave Her Behind [1] – (5/13/1966) North British Station Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland.
    10. I Can’t Leave Her Behind [2] – (5/13/1966) North British Station Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland.
    11. On A Rainy Afternoon – (5/13/1966) North British Station Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland.
    12. If I Was A King [1] – (5/13/1966) North British Station Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland.
    13. If I Was A King [2] – (5/13/1966) North British Station Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland.
    14. What Kind Of Friend Is This – (5/13/1966) North British Station Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland.
    15. Positively Van Gogh [1] – (3/12/1966) Denver, Colorado Hotel Room.
    16. Positively Van Gogh [2] – (3/12/1966) Denver, Colorado Hotel Room.
    17. Positively Van Gogh [3] – (3/12/1966) Denver, Colorado Hotel Room.
    18. Don’t Tell Him, Tell Me – (3/12/1966) Denver, Colorado Hotel Room.
    19. If You Want My Love – (3/12/1966) Denver, Colorado Hotel Room.
    20. Just Like A Woman – (3/12/1966) Denver, Colorado Hotel Room.
    21. Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands – (3/12/1966) Denver, Colorado Hotel Room.
  • Ian Gallon - 24 months ago

    Arrived in Auckland yesterday from the UK for the 2 shows and to tour NZ. Having a blast so far. Perhaps I should have done the Enmore but you can't do everything. I was at Fujirock, Taipei & HK.
  • Walt - 24 months ago

    Great show...It is possible to play 'Going to Chicago'?
  • Irene Jungnickl - 24 months ago

    GREAT show!!! Thanks Marty

    can you please play: Long ago far away -

    love from Irene from Germany thanks -
  • Irene Jungnickl - 24 months ago

    THANK you very much!!!
  • Hilda Fernhout - 24 months ago

    Thank you for a great listening experience !
    I had to sleep for a few hours....
    So will you now I guess .