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Month: August 2007

4ZR Roma – The Maranoa Broadcasting Company

4ZR Roma, owned by the Maranoa Broadcasting Co. Ltd. and situated in the wealthy Maranoa District provides both extensive entertainment and an excellent information service….

New Zealand Radio Dial 1978 Commentary

Celebrating over 75 Years of Popular Kiwi RadioThe NZ Radio Dial 1978‘Generation X born to the sound of Popular Kiwi Radio’ As the first Generation…

Art of Radio New Zealand 1978 ©

At the end of the 1970’s, almost 40 separate radio stations with different programs broadcast in New Zealand. We’ve chosen some examples of artwork from half of these to give you an idea of how the early private stations and the state broadcaster chose to portray themselves to their increasingly youthful audience.

KSBK 880AM Radio, Naha, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands

By Bill Conine During the first decade of the American occupation of the Ryukyu Islands, the English speaking population listened to the familiar sounds of…

2ZB Wellington 1120 AM

In April 1937, 2ZB began broadcasting to Wellington using a modern 1kW transmitter on 1120kc. To celebrate, here are some images from deep in our…

Vietnam Village Radio

By Dennis List I first visited Vietnam in early 1997, working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on an aid project to help modernize radio there….

Nelson’s Radio Fifeshire

Nelson’s Radio Fifeshire Back in 1982 two people by the names of Kevin Ihaia and Digby Lawley lodged an application with the Broadcasting Tribunal to…

Bits and Pieces By Gran of 1ZB Auckland

Nancy M Donne, better known to thousands of 1ZB listeners as ‘Gran’ – The ZB Radio Personality – released a book in the late 1930’s…

AFRS Jungle Net News

A reprint of: Jungle Network NewsArmed Forces Radio SectionInformation & Education SectionUnited States Army Forces In The Far East Vol. I, 29 November 1944, No.5…

3BO – The Bendigo Station

Station 3BO Bendigo commenced operation on 4th June, 1931, and transmits on a wave length of 309 Metres, 970 K/C ‘s. Serving a wealthy area…

Short Term Kiwi Radio Memories

Short Term Kiwi Radio Memories No, it’s not what happens to people who over indulge during the holiday season! Rather, the New Zealand broadcasting regulations…

Western Australia Broadcasters 6IX-6MD-6WB

This trio of stations is operated by W.A. Broadcasters Ltd., and constitutes the Western Australian end of the Major Broadcasting Network. One basic programme is…

4TO Townsville, North Queensland

Station 4TO Townsville commenced operation on 5th October, 1931. It transmits on a wave-length of 384 Metres 780 K/C’s. The Station serves a wealthy and…

Radio Power Plays 1975-81 Melbourne, Sydney & Wellington

By David Ricquish Three individual stations set up during this time carved out very special niches for themselves. Each began as a brave attempt to…

AFRS Jungle Network

Imagine thick jungle, incessant rain, tropical heat, the continual roar of aircraft engines taking off and landing from hastily carved out runways, and the hustle…

4CA Cairns

4CA Cairns – “At the Top of Australia” The Cairns Station is the most northerly on the Australian Coast. It is owned and operated by…

2CK Cessnock “The Voice of the Coalfields”

2CK is owned by Coalfields Broadcasting Coy. Pty. Ltd., constituted from a diversity of interests from the commercial and industrial community of the Coalfields and…

Tokyo Rose Broadcasts

by James Wood Major Cousens had become friendly with Iva Togura, a Japanese-American girl, who, stranded and unable to return to California, had found some…

Mainstreet Radio – Onehunga

Mainstreet Radio goes silent By Heather McCracken – Central Leader No one knows when adverts stopped playing on Onehunga Mall. And retailers can’t agree if…

GuruFM – Kerikeri

New radio station a guru of music With Kerikeri’s growth, more young people are settling in the area. Among them is Rob Fussell whose new…

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