Stefan Clist

Written by on April 19, 2018

All of us at Waiheke Radio were very sad to hear that station DJ Stefan Clist has passed away. Stefan presented a show that was unique not only to Waiheke Radio but also the country, and possibly the world, Sails Whales and Whiskey. With his encyclopaedic knowledge of folk music and sea shanties Stefan promised to play “the greatest hits of the 1800s”.

It was Stefan’s show that attracted the attention of a NZ Herald reviewer leading to a 2015 story titled “Is the best local radio station found on Waiheke Island?”


Stefan was also an incredible musician, singing and playing multiple instruments in local folk groups Grainneog and The Royal Fortune. A folklorist as well, Stefan loved to share the stories and histories of the songs he shared. You can hear that on these two Waiheke Radio recordings of The Royal Fortune at Waiheke Library.

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