The Back To Funk Radio Show is the longest running funk music show in Australia. Starting out on 2SER radio in 1980, Back To Funk has not only been a long-time fixture on Sydneys airwaves, but over the years fans have also been treated to rare interviews with funk heavyweights such as George Clinton (1992), Kool Bell (Kool & the Gang), Charlie Wilson (Gap Band), and in 1988 Back To Funk featured the only Australian interview with James Brown's Band. More recent guests have included Bill Curtis (Fatback Band), Fred Wesley (The JB's), Mr Scruff, Jamie Liddell, Kylie Auldist and Lance Ferguson from The Bamboos.
Back to Funk boasts a massive on-air history of 33 years. During its long history the show has made an important contribution to the Sydney Dance Music community, and was the first dance music program to appear in the 2SER Monday - Friday Afternoon timeslot. Originally named From Punk to Funk, it was John Potts who created the show for 2SER in 1980. The show was soon after renamed Back To Funk, and in the early 80's the program was inherited by Brent Clough. Soon after he was joined by Heidi Pasqual (Creative Vibes), and the show continued through the 80's, later joined by Peter Pasqual (1991), then Gordon Henderson (around 1993). Other guests and presenters have included Tim Ritchie, Miguel DeSouza and Robbie Sevellies. In 2004 the program was passed onto Meem, who continues to host the show today.
Back to Funk reaches a wide and diverse audience in Sydney, and features many styles of music. It has always represented and promoted black music styles, and was integral to the development of hip hop culture in Sydney.
Back to Funk broadcasts every Monday from 12:00 – 2:00pm. Each week Meem resurfaces old funk, soul, disco and boogie gems while also exploring a diverse range of all other related styles including Afrobeat, African, Hip Hop, Reggae, Latin, Jazz, Blues, Beats and more. Tune in every Monday afternoon for interviews, new releases, and a huge array of forgotten funky masterpieces.