About Our New Look

Welcome to the new-look web interface of the Radio Heritage Foundation. This site builds upon, and enhances, our long-standing website www.radioheritage.net. Here are a few quick tuning tips for this new interface:

  • Our previous interface will remain available indefinitely as a historical record both as the original standalone www.radioheritage.net, and embedded within this new interface at https://www.radioheritage.com/radioheritage-net/
  • In due course most new content will be posted only here.
  • You’ll find nearly 900 posts of various types to explore including all content on www.radioheritage.net, extra historical content, thought lost, from when our website was hosted as part of radiodx.com, the website of the NZ Radio DX League (this content can be found in the Radio Heritage Collection), plus additional bonus content added by our Webmaster during installation & testing.
  • Find your way around using:
    • The “Menus” at the top of every page.
    • The “Latest Posts” ticker just below the menus.
    • The “Features Stories” image block at the top of the home page.
    • The “Search” option – look for the magnifying glass to the right of the menus.
    • The various “Sections of Interest” blocks on home page.
    • The listings of All Our Stories, sorted in various fashions: A-Z, by date, as a scrolling timeline or archived by month.
    • Our “Geographic Collection” – explore stories from around the world using our interactive maps.
  • Our Radio Guides have been reformatted to match the new look.
  • The new interface should work better on a wider range of devices, and uses secure encryption.
  • Visitors can now comment and add their own thoughts & memories to the site. Registering is optional. Initially all comments will be moderated.
  • If you would like to contribute to the new site, perhaps contributing a regular column, or editing one of the sections, we’d like to hear from you. Knowing WordPress would be a bonus.
  • We expect glitches and errors initially. We’d appreciate feedback to our Webmaster on any problems or errors you discover.

Now explore and enjoy the radio stories! If you like what you find, please consider making a donation. All our work is done by unpaid volunteers, with resources funded by sponsorship and donations.

A Warm Pacific Welcome
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Welcome! Here, you’ll find features, pictures, personalities, commercial art, radio station guides, audio and more connecting popular culture, nostalgia and radio heritage across the Pacific and beyond.

The most popular series are Long Lost Australian Radio Stars, AFRS Armed Forces Radio Memories, Pacific USA, and Island Radio Pacific Style. There’s the latest news from the Kiwi radio scene here, as are the Pacific Asia Listener (PAL) Guide, the Australian Radio Guide and the New Zealand Radio Guide.

Use the category menus to find what you want. The Search button easily helps locate anything on the site. Genealogy, old friends, social history, people, places, good books, memories and more. You can access everything on this site for free.

We’re a registered non-profit funded entirely by donations and operating fulltime since 2004. Volunteers are always welcome to help with projects, most of which are on-line and can be done from anywhere in the world. Your donations keep this site free and help us protect more radio heritage.

How old is old to us? If it happened whilst you read this, it’s already in the past and now part of our heritage. Comments about this site? Email us. Contributions of features, images and audio welcomed.

Again, a warm Pacific welcome. We hope you find what you’re looking for, will share the site with your friends, and will come back often.

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