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Apna 990AM Auckland – Four Years on the Airwaves

By JUSTIN LATIF – Western Leader Morning radio jockey Shaiyaz Mohammed doesn’t mind getting up at 4.30am to do the job he loves. The Apna…

A Reception That Was Different

From The N.Z. Radio Record and Electric Home Journal, May 16, 1930 When His Excellency, the Governor-General, spoke in Wellington Town Hall on the occasion…

Hospital Radio Timaru Celebrates 20 Years

Hospital Radio Timaru By BETHANY MARETT – The Timaru Herald Hosptal Radio celebrated 20 years yesterday with the biggest crowd yet to its annual gathering….

Southside FM – From Chris’ Garage to the Airwaves

By IMOGEN NEALE – Manukau Courier When Papatoetoe man Chris Bennett didn’t like what he heard on the radio he decided to do something about…

White Elephant Ready to Rock

Radio station set up after tragedy A youth radio station and a police liaison group have been set up since the Edgeware Road tragedy. A…

Hear the Lights 88.1 FM

Programmer’s lights flash to the music The Press – 01.01.2009 Santa will have no trouble finding one Christchurch house this Christmas — 6000 lights flashing…

Access Manawatu 999AM: 10 Years On Air

Access Manawatu 999AM 10 Years On Air Manawatu Standard Ten years on, and this radio station team hasn’t let anything get it down. Supporters of…

Kiwi Amateurs 12-92 On Air – Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?

Interviewed by Geoff Taylor – Waikato Times Cecil James and Brendan Farrell share something unique: they are the oldest and youngest ham radio operators in…

One Christian Radio set to rock the airwaves

Taranaki Daily News James Cope is bringing his faith to New Plymouth airwaves. The Ohio native and the Taranaki Christian Media Trust began broadcasts from…

Blue Skies FM – Central community radio goes off air

The Southland Times Alexandra’s only independently owned radio station is going off air. Blue Skies FM will have its final broadcast on Tuesday and become…

Howick Village Radio – Voice of the People

Howick Village Radio Eastern Courier Eastern residents have a local voice thanks to the launch of a new radio station. Howick Village Radio officially launched…

Reef Radio: Golden Oldies on Air

Central Leader Eric Allen is using his love and knowledge of music to give back to his local community. After becoming fed up with the…

Students GO FM in Titirangi

Students airing their radio skills A talented group of budding young DJs are living their dream by hosting a radio station. GO FM, which features…

Forgettable Unforgettable?

Fight to tune in Playing music from the 1940s to 1970s is a labour of love for the volunteers running the Unforgettable Music Society senior…

Helping Rebuild Christchurch 3ZB Building 1937-2012

The original 3ZB transmitter and studio building has survived both the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes unharmed and is now ready to celebrate it’s 75th anniversary…

Kiwi Radio Legend – Ambrose Reeves Harris

Kiwi Radio Legend – Ambrose Reeves Harris I recently met with Winstone Harris in Christchurch and we spent several hours chatting about his fathers pioneering…

88.1 FM Mangere Town Centre Live

Mangere views go on air It’s time to wake up in your own neighbourhood, Mangere, with the first radio station exclusively about the suburb. The…

Nelson’s Radio Fifeshire

Nelson’s Radio Fifeshire Back in 1982 two people by the names of Kevin Ihaia and Digby Lawley lodged an application with the Broadcasting Tribunal to…

2ZB Wellington 1120 AM

In April 1937, 2ZB began broadcasting to Wellington using a modern 1kW transmitter on 1120kc. To celebrate, here are some images from deep in our…

Art of Radio New Zealand 1978 ©

At the end of the 1970’s, almost 40 separate radio stations with different programs broadcast in New Zealand. We’ve chosen some examples of artwork from half of these to give you an idea of how the early private stations and the state broadcaster chose to portray themselves to their increasingly youthful audience.