Month: December 2021

Early Hawke’s Bay radio days in Napier and Hastings

In order to try to keep the Hastings people happy, some broadcasts were made by 2ZC Twin City Radio on 1280AM in this building. Although it was a Napier-based station and branded Twin-City Radio, and Hawke’s Bay, being what it is – Hastings still wanted their own radio station. They got their wish in 1977 when Apple Radio 2ZK began broadcasting on 730AM.

Radio Lapa55 – Rio de Janeiro

To start telling you the history of this radio, it is first necessary to tell you where this particular streaming station is located. Radio Lapa55, is located in the Selina Lapa Rio hotel, in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The Selina is a youth-oriented hotel, combining different styles of accommodation with modern design…

A Warm Pacific Welcome

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.

New Zealand Broadcasting Press Clippings Scrapbook 1994-1996

The late Mark Nicholls kept a series of scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine clippings relating to the broadcasting scene in New Zealand. These books provide an interesting look back at NZ broadcasting at the time.

Pacific-Asian Log (PAL) November 2021 Update

Bruce Portzer’s Pacific-Asian Log (PAL) Guide has been updated to the November 2021 edition. You can download a PDF copy here: or search the database…