Category: Kiwi Radio Hall of Fame

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.

Centre renamed in honour of advocate

A community centre in Invercargill for people with visual disabilities has been renamed to honour the advocacy of a passionate Southland man. He was also called “the world’s only professional DX-er [DX-ing is the hobby of receiving and identifying distant radio or television signals],” after he asked the stations for which he had already been doing monitoring if he could be put on their payroll as a regular staff member.

Kiwi Radio Hall of Fame: Doreen Kelso

Doreen – queen of radio talkback CHRISTOPHER MOOR Forty years ago, the seemingly unflappable Doreen ruled Wellington airwaves on weekday afternoons with her listener-friendly Person…

Kiwi Radio Hall of Fame: Geoff Sinclair 1932-2011

Talkback star Geoff Sinclair dies MICHAEL FIELD Geoff Sinclair, one of the original giants of talkback radio, has died, aged 79. The former school teacher…

Kiwi Radio Hall of Fame: Paddy O’Donnell

Renowned radio veteran Paddy O’Donnell dies KAY BLUNDELL One of New Zealand’s best-known broadcasters and colourful radio personalities has died. Paddy O’Donnell, 65, had a…