The Mosen Explosion!

He’s Everywhere, He’s Everywhere!

Now He’s Right Here on The Bell!

It’s a show that has been loved by many people for years. Every week they look forward to the chat, the laughter, the fun and the music. Now experience it all for yourself as the mosen Explosion erupts on to the airwaves every Sunday at 7 PM UK, 2 PM Eastern, right here on The Bell!

The Show

Presented from Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, from studios at Mosen Towers, the Mosen Explosion is four hours of radio that’s full of fun, spontaneity, listener interaction and the very best music ever made. Jonathan tries to make the show like the ones he enjoyed listening to as a kid, with plenty of jingles, use of funny little audio snippets and a fast pace. Special features include:

  • The Banana Report, where the Mosen kids get let loose on the air and say who knows what;
  • Today in history, often with a few little observations thrown in;
  • And regular visits to the world of the bizarre with the wacky news bulletins sprinkled throughout the show.

But mostly, Jonathan will spend his time playing a huge variety of great music. If he has it, he’ll play it, no matter what the genre or when it was made. Much of what he plays is driven by you, and that’s the way he likes it. If you’re a new listener, he’ll induct you as a friend of the show by exploding you. Yes, this is one place where being exploded is actually a good thing!

The host

Jonathan says:

I’ve been involved with radio from a very early age, having begun being heard by radio listeners in my home town of Auckland, New Zealand, from the age of four. I always wanted to work in broadcasting, so while I was still at high school, I established a licensed radio station at the school for the blind, to demonstrate that blindness was no barrier to working in broadcasting. We funded the whole thing with advertising, and I made many useful radio contacts through inviting them out for a look and to guest host a show. During and after completion of my degrees in History and Political Science, I worked on a number of commercial radio stations both in broadcasting, and administration. When it was time to start a family however, the crazy deregulated radio market at the time in New Zealand, where stations were regularly changing owners and formats, was no stable place to be. So I’ve worked in other fields
such as Government relations and information technology. While on the Government relations track, I went back to University to complete a Master’s degree
in Public Policy. Radio, though, is my first love. I’ve run a number of low power community FM stations, some of which streamed on the Internet, and founded
ACB Radio in 1999, which I directed for 4 years. I’ve stood for Parliament twice but the people were too sensible to elect me, been the Chairman of the
Board of New Zealand’s blindness agency and the President of our blindness consumer organisation (but of course not at the same time), and am a registered
hypnotherapist. I love a wide range of music but am a fanatical Beatles fan and collector. I enjoy public speaking, politics from around the world, radio drama but not Twitter drama, good food and wine, cricket, stimulating conversation, and spending time with my beautiful partner Bonnie and four children, two girls and two boys.

Getting in Touch

If you’d like to contact Jonathan during the show for a mention, request or even to be exploded it couldn’t be easier! Simply Email, or tweet @JonathanMosen using the #MosenOnAir hash tag.

Make your Sunday a more fun day by tuning to the Mosen Explosion, every Sunday at 2 PM Eastern, 7 PM UK, right here on The Bell!

Jonathan in his Studio