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Return to Guadeloupe

We return to the French island of Guadeloupe which is shaped like the wings of a butterfly that is flying towards the northwest.  That island is located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, and we examine the early communication radio scene and their almost three quarter century of mediumwave radio history.

Tasmanian Whales Stranded Again, and Four Mediumwave Stations

We present another story of two more mediumwave stations on the island of Tasmania; two double commercial stations (7UV & 7AD and 7DY & 7SD) in country areas to the north of the island.

Hurricane Fiona and the Early Shortwave Scene on Guadeloupe

Adrian Peterson takes a look at Guadeloupe, in the Caribbean, and its early radio history.

Radio Revolution

In 2006 Citylife paid a visit to the contrasting faces of radio, the hugely popular Morning Crew at ZM and the niche carved out by World FM in Tawa and Massey University’s Munt FM.

The Saga of Radio Antwerpen

During the 1920s and 1930s, a multitude of small radio broadcasting stations (some formal though most were informal), took to the air throughout Belgium, rather like what was happening in many other countries throughout the world.  The stations in Belgium were installed in private homes, business locations, church buildings, and even out in the fields; wherever was convenient. 

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Radio ZJV Suva

Foundations of Radio Fiji by Len Usher and Hugh Leonard The first Fiji Broadcasting Commission was appointed in June 1953, as assumed control of broadcasting…

Samoa’s Radio 2AP Redevelopment Project

Enjoy this YouTube video from Australia’s ABC on the redevelopment project at 2AP: Samoa’s newly rebuilt Radio 2AP transmitter is already broadcasting essential information to…

ZMAP Apia, Samoa – An Alan Roycroft Station

The Opportunity As part of the preparations for civilian air service from Fiji to the Cook Islands shortly after World War II, the Royal New…

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CQ CQ CQ Seeking Information

Lynne Lowan from FEN Sendai

Nobuo Sato recently wrote to us: I take the liberty of writing this e-mail in the hopes that you could help me find the ex-announcer…

Mark Slater aircheck

Mark Slater (formerly of 2CA) emailed us: I’m Mark Slater on air from 1974-77 and I’m looking for an aircheck of me…nothing. We valued tape…

Rose Lee from Quirindi

Leonie McGregor emailed us: Hi, My Great Great Grandmother was Rose Lee from Quirindi. It is my understanding from mum that she was the first…

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  • Laurie Allen 1996
    by Thom on February 7, 2023 at 13:22

     Haven't had the chance to present Laurie Allen yet. These are great. Laurie's another Minnesotan, like Jim Pewter and Ira Cook she was a LA radio star. KIIS, […]

  • Gene Price 1978
    by Thom on February 6, 2023 at 22:20

     Whoever came up with the phrase Country Gentleman must have known Gene Price.  It's classy.  It's silly and it's wonderful radio.Gene Price - 1978More Gene […]

  • Swingin' Years 1961
    by Thom on February 6, 2023 at 22:16

     Chuck Cecil did the Swingin' Years for a long long time.  In the late 1950s he started the show at KFI and eventually brought it over to AFRTS.  A quarter […]