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Radio Hauraki 40th Anniversary Broadcast

2006 marked the 40th anniversary of the launch of Radio Hauraki, then a pirate station broadcasting from the waters of the Hauraki Gulf, near Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand. In November of 2006 the modern-day land-based Radio Hauraki in Auckland aired an 8 hour “special” to mark the anniversary.

Feedback on “4AT Atherton” Story

Our feature “4AT Atherton”, on the history of that Queensland, Australia, station generated some interesting email correspondence that Al Kirton of Radio 4KZ, and Radio Heritage Foundation supporter, forwarded on to us. We think it is worth sharing.

93KHJ, American Samoa

With a population of just 3,600, Pago Pago in American Samoa is one of the world’s smaller capital cities (writes Nyasha Oliver). Despite its size, radio station 93KHJ’s general manager and co-owner Joey Cummings is proud to call the city home.

70 Years of 2ZA

2ZA ‘The Voice of the Manawatu’ broadcasting from Palmerston North in 1938. An ambitious social history exhibition was mounted by the regional museum Te Manawa to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the local radio station that had such an impact on community life.

New Zealand MW & FM Audio

Some interesting audio clips from the collection of David Miller, including the openings of Radio Hauraki on land and on FM.

New additions to our QSL Gallery

We have recently added some new items to the QSL Gallery on our website: The Hazel Edwards (nee Nicholls) Collection of QSLs from the 1930s….

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…

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…

Massive Aruba

In the south of the Caribbean, just north of Venezuela, sits the tiny island of Aruba (population: 110,000). Together with the nearby islands of Curaçao and Sint Maarten, it makes up the Dutch Caribbean, which falls within the jurisdiction of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. But despite its links to Europe, Aruba still has a distinct Caribbean culture and nowhere is this more evident than the town of San Nicolas.

Making Waves – Coast FM Tasmania

Wynyard on the coast of Tasmania is a picturesque and quiet place to put down roots (writes Nyasha Oliver). “We don’t even have any traffic…

Radio Heritage Foundation provides mirror of the Shortwave Radio Audio Archive

The Radio Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce it is now providing a backup mirror of this fascinating audio archive site run by Thomas Witherspoon….

New museum to recognize Warsaw radio station that was second biggest in the world

In memory of what was once the second tallest radio transmission station in the world, scientists are looking to set up a museum to commemorate its history.

75 Years of 7LA Launceston

On the 13th of December 2005 radio station 7LA in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, celebrated 75 years of broadcasting.

Western Australian Telecommunications History

We recently came across this web page which has some interesting snippets regarding the history of broadcasting in Western Australia: https://oldaustraliantelephones.weebly.com/misc-wa-telecomms-history.html#f This is part of…

Searching Soldat Henri Lisiewicz

Anita Druskovic writes to us from Germany: I’m from Germany and I search my Grandpa. I have not many Informations of him. Only a few…

South Australian Radio Memories

Enjoy these two CDs from our archives looking back at radio in South Australia in the 1950s…

Palau Wave Radio

Located in a remote corner of Micronesia, deep in the western Pacific, Palau is an archipelago of more than 300 coral and volcanic rock islands, and a nation teeming with culture and history. “It’s a pristine paradise,” says Salvador “Sadoi” Tellames, who owns and manages radio station Palau Wave Radio.

VOUS St John’s, Newfoundland

Long Lost Radio History Images: LLRI #50 – VOUS – AFRS in Canada.

During the Second World War the United States set up its Fort Pepperrell base on the shores of Quidi Vidi Lake…

Warren Fahey Presents Yesterday’s Australia

A Collection of Early Australian Radio & Musical Hall Nostalgia This collection of CDs was donated to the Radio Heritage Foundation by Warren Fahey. Click…

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