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Author: Radio Heritage Foundation

Dan Greenall Collection on Archive.org

Dan has begun setting up some of his QSL galleries on the internet archive, Archive.org, in order to help preserve radio history. We’re happy to provide these links to some of his work.

Sugarloaf: Inside the concrete eyrie high above Christchurch in the Port Hills

Published on the Stuff website in 2018, this story takes an interesting look at the Sugarloaf transmitter site located on the Port Hills above Christchurch, New Zealand.

WKBW Radio Sounders and Station IDs

WKBW Radio at 1520kHz was at one time, one of the best rock and roll stations in the USA. At night it’s broadcast signal could be heard up and down the Eastern seaboard, and even in parts of Europe including the middle of the Atlantic.

ABC Transcription Tapes for Latin America?

Enrique Klapp, from Los Angeles, writes to us: Dear Sirs, When I was a youngster in Chile, in the Seventies, radio stations in Latin America…

Building Bethany – VOA’s First High-Power International Broadcast Station

Many thanks to the National VOA Museum of Broadcasting for posting the following video on their YouTube channel:

Celebrating Marconi

An event at the Marconi Museum inside the Vatican on Saturday celebrates 150 years since the birth of the man who set up Vatican Radio. Present, alongside the Prefect and directors of the Dicastery for Communications, were also Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, and Guglielmo Marconi’s grandson.

Radio Hauraki co-founder David Gapes has died

One of the founders of New Zealand’s pirate radio station and then commercial radio station Radio Hauraki, David Gapes, has died.

Palmerston North radio station powered by John Ward turns 25

For the last 25 years John Ward has shared his love of classical music through his radio station The Gramophone Room.

NZ On Screen: The Radio Collection

Timed to celebrate World Radio Day, NZ On Screen launches a new collection that highlights the impact, achievements (and some shock-jock antics) of the radio industry in Aotearoa.

100 Years of Radio in Africa

Radio is thriving across Africa. Exact figures are difficult to come by because audience research differs across countries. But studies estimate radio listenership to be between 60% and 80% of the continent’s 1.4 billion population.

Radio, someone still loves you

On August 1, 1981, video killed the radio star. Or so new wave band, The Buggles, yelled to the world the day MTV was launched in New York, USA. In Fiji, families gathered around the radio together for at least a decade more. Some still do.

Pacific-Asian Log (PAL Guide) January 2024 Update

Bruce Portzer’s Pacific-Asian Log (PAL Guide) has been updated to the January 2024 edition. You can download a PDF copy here: or search the database…

How a community radio station is spearheading education for the poor in Maharashtra

Vishwas Radio 90.8 is taking school education to the doorsteps of underprivileged students on the other side of digital divide, with no home internet access.

Radio Luxembourg, the station that changed our world

In collaboration with various partners and using digital media, the Centre for Contemporary and Digital History announced its newest research project on Radio Luxembourg.

Alan Sanders on 5DN Adelaide?

Anne Larkins writes to us: Alan Sanders was my grandfather. I would be very interested to actually hear his voice as he passed away before…

100 years of radio in South Africa – and still going strong

Monday, 18 December 2023 marks 100 years since radio was introduced in South Africa, with the first experimental broadcast going out from Railway Headquarters in Johannesburg on 18 December 1923.

Dmitry Mezin Collection: QSL Gallery

From his now closed dxsignal.ru hobby website Dmitry Mezin has made available an off-line version of his “QSL Gallery” archive. With his permission, we are…

PNG’s NGI Region Gets a Boost with New 10kW MW Transmitter

A 10kw MW transmitter for the NGI region was officially commissioned at the Kurakakaul Transmitter Farm, East New Britain Province by Minister for ICT, Hon. Timothy Masiu, and ENB Governor Hon. Michael Marum.

PNG’s NBC Celebrates 50 Years of Broadcasting Excellence

The National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) of Papua New Guinea kicked off its 50th Anniversary celebrations today with a vibrant city-wide float, showcasing the corporation’s rich history and commitment to serving the nation. The celebrations, themed “One Voice, One NBC, One Future,” will continue for five days, culminating in spectacular fireworks display and dinner at Ela Beach.

Remembering Radio Pioneers 100 Years On

One hundred years ago Gisborne became the home of one New Zealand’s first radio broadcasting stations. Station 2YM was started by three Gisborne amateur radio operators — Percy Stevens, Ivan O’Meara and Bob Patty. They obtained one of the first broadcasting licences on October 27, 1923.