Archive

Category: Island Radio Pacific Style

Samoa’s Radio 2AP Redevelopment Project

Enjoy this YouTube video from Australia’s ABC on the redevelopment project at 2AP: Samoa’s newly rebuilt Radio 2AP transmitter is already broadcasting essential information to…

Radio Vanuatu Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Port Vila, August 3, 2016 The Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC) is celebrating its 50 years of broadcasting in the then New Hebrides, and…

Celebrating 30 Years of Broadcasting in the Pacific

The 24th of January 2020 marked the 30-year anniversary of RNZ Pacific, formerly called RNZ International. On 24 January 1990, Radio New Zealand International beamed…

RNZI Mailbox Radio Sunshine AM & FM Niue

Today, we’re going 2,500 kilometers north of Auckland to the Savage Island, the Rock of Polynesia, or as it’s more widely known… Niue. It’s just…

RNZI Mailbox Urban Pacific Radio Noumea

Hello, I’m David Ricquish in the Wellington studios of Radio New Zealand International and today we continue our look at the changing Pacific… and in…

RNZI Mailbox Urban Pacific Radio Suva

Hello, I’m David Ricquish in the Wellington studios of Radio New Zealand International and today we’re going to have a look at the changing Pacific… and in particular at how it’s becoming increasingly more urbanized… and how radio today is much less laid back than you might imagine.

The Call of the Friendly Islands

DX listeners and many other New Zealanders will be interested in these photographs of the opening of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission’s station ZCO. Station ZCO,…

CRST 104FM Tanna Island, Vanuatu

Snow White and the Seven DJs Melanie Arnost Once upon a time there was a radio station on Tanna Island, Vanuatu. It was without broadcasters,…

Papua New Guinea Radio is so much more

David Ricquish One of the most fascinating countries for international shortwave radio listeners continues to be Papua New Guinea… a large archipelago of islands to…

ZMAP Apia, Samoa – An Alan Roycroft Station

The Opportunity As part of the preparations for civilian air service from Fiji to the Cook Islands shortly after World War II, the Royal New…

The KYOI Story

By Calvin Melen In the Beginning The idea for a pop / rock station on Shortwave first appeared in early 1980. At the time there…

Samoan Radio Journey

by David Ricquish We turned a corner on the Cross Island Road, and there sat a stumpy little radio tower, almost hidden in the misty…

Radio Pasifik Nauru

The Pacific’s newest radio station promises to assist USP Nauru students and their community with a blend of modern technology and traditional broadcast media. Radio…

Samoan Radio Sale Threatens Public Radio Future

It’s unusual for a public radio and TV broadcaster to be sold, but that’s what’s happening this year in Samoa. The old 2AP, more recently…

ZK1ZA Cook Islands Educational Radio

By Arthur Cushen Broadcasting to the islands of the South Pacific was introduced in various ways. In the case of the Cook Islands, it was…

ANZAC Day 2007 Radio Salute

During World War 2, Australia sent a number of mobile radio stations overseas to broadcast to troops, mainly in the South West Pacific, and also…

Australian WWII Pacific Radio – Diggers on Air

Australian forces in the SW Pacific and Japan were served by a number of stations during and immediately after WWII. The little known Australian Army…

Pago Pago – The Tall Tower Tour

Photos by: David B Musick It’s not often we see some Pacific towers, but you’ll enjoy this series of photos taken recently at Pago Pago,…

Christmas Island Radio

by Ron Ehrke Radio comes to Christmas Island To people living in the developed economies of the world, information is shared in ways which were…

Radio Tokelau

By Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wellington, New Zealand FM radio has ended the dependence of Tokelau people on word of mouth for their local news…

Font Resize