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The Radio Saga on Two Small Islands South of New Zealand

The South Pacific nation of New Zealand is made up of two major home islands, the North Island and the South Island, together with an estimated 600 outlier islands. South of the South Island, and on each side of the stormy Foveaux Strait, lie a dozen or more small islands, only one of which is inhabited.

The Radio Scene in the Lonely Isolated Maldive Islands: The Island of Gan

The Maldive Islands are a lonely and isolated cluster of islands that lie towards the southern end of a very long series of underwater mountains on the western side of the Indian subcontinent. This island chain stretches for 1000 miles, from the Aminidivi Islands in the extreme north to the Chagos Islands in the extreme south.

BNBS Leopoldville, Belgian Congo

Rare station id & booklet from station OTC of the Belgian National Broadcasting Service transmitting from Leopoldville in the Belgian Congo c1953

German Radio 100

It was on December 22 just last year (2020), that Germany celebrated its centenary of radio broadcasting with special radio programming to honor the occasion. Just 100 years ago, on Monday December 22, 1920, Dr. Hans Bredow and his fellow staff personnel at the Koenigswusterhausen Radio Station presented a special program of music and talks to honor the Christmas occasion.

Radio With Pictures from Radio Manukena, Easter Island

Enjoy rare audio recordings and photo gallery from Radio Manukena on Easter Island

Bahrain Radio Renovates With Lawo

Arabian Peninsula national broadcaster enters the digital world with room to grow.

St. Vincent Volcanic Eruption

Normally a paradise for tourists, a recent massive volcanic eruption on St Vincent Island in the Caribbean (on Friday April 9, 2021) produced an ash…

Japan’s only shortwave station still in business after 80 years

Standing tall and proud over an area of 1 million square meters or so, a forest of steel towers in two-tone red and white is the dominant feature under the blue sky against the backdrop of Mount Tsukubasan. This is KDDI Corp.’s Yamata Transmitting Station, the nation’s only facility broadcasting shortwave radio programs to overseas listeners.

A Visit to Super Rádio Brasil AM 940 Rio de Janeiro

Our contributor Martin Butera visits the station Super Rádio Brasil AM 940 in Rio de Janeiro.

Radio Facility in India Turned into a Jail

It was on August 5 last year (2020), that All India Radio in Almora in the northern Indian border state of Uttarakhand announced that local…

Vatican Radio Celebrates 90 Years

It was at 4:30 pm on Thursday February 12, 1931 that the new Vatican Radio was officially inaugurated under the direction of the famous radio…

Radio Malaysia Celebrates 75 Years

A recent email message from Jose Jacob VU2JOS in India alerts us to the fact that Radio Malaysia celebrated its 75th anniversary on April 1…

Radio Polynesia Ltd, Samoa – Station Promos from c2005

Station Promos Radio Polynesia Ltd operates a network of radio stations based in Apia, Samoa. From a CD donated to us c2005, enjoy this selection…

Radio Voz Missionária

Join our contributor Martin Butera as he visits the Brazilian shortwave station Radio Voz Missionária.

Mix FM 88.3 MHz Central Wellington (2003-2006)

Audio Samples from 2003-2006 Mix FM is an LPFM radio station that has broadcast to Wellington, New Zealand, for many years from a variety of…

AM Radio Auckland 1989

Recordings of Classic Hits & Aotearoa Radio, Auckland, New Zealand, made in November 1989.

Rare Kiwi MW/AM DX Audio Clips from the 1970s

Listen to some rare mediumwave DX audio clips recorded in New Zealand during the 1970s.

It’s Always Show Time at 2CH

Brochure from station 2CH, Sydney, Australia.

Unsung Heroes – D-Day and After

A Documentary by Broadcaster Keith Richardson Sixty years ago, a well-planned military operation codenamed ‘Overlord’, took place on the beaches of Normandy. It was the…

Gippsland Radio Heritage

In 2002 radio station 3BBR-FM, West Gippsland Community Radio Inc, located in Drouin, Victoria, Australia, produced two radio programs on the radio history of the…

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