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Category: New Zealand Radio

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…

Bits and Pieces By Gran of 1ZB Auckland

Nancy M Donne, better known to thousands of 1ZB listeners as ‘Gran’ – The ZB Radio Personality – released a book in the late 1930’s…

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.

New Zealand Radio Dial 1978 Commentary

Celebrating over 75 Years of Popular Kiwi RadioThe NZ Radio Dial 1978‘Generation X born to the sound of Popular Kiwi Radio’ As the first Generation…

Short Term Kiwi Radio Memories

Short Term Kiwi Radio Memories No, it’s not what happens to people who over indulge during the holiday season! Rather, the New Zealand broadcasting regulations…

Mainstreet Radio – Onehunga

Mainstreet Radio goes silent By Heather McCracken – Central Leader No one knows when adverts stopped playing on Onehunga Mall. And retailers can’t agree if…

GuruFM – Kerikeri

New radio station a guru of music With Kerikeri’s growth, more young people are settling in the area. Among them is Rob Fussell whose new…

The New Zealand Radio Dial 1930-31

by David Ricquish 1931 Was Highlight Year The year 1931 was a highlight year for early radio broadcasting in New Zealand. Less than a decade…

Ross FM – Palmerston North

Making Waves By Judith Lacy, Tribune Learning broadcasting skills isn’t just a theoretical exercise for Ross Intermediate School students on Friday the Palmerston North school…

The Paddle – Palmerston North

Beat Generation By Sam Baker – Tribune The Paddle no, it isn’t a canoe or swim club but a community-based radio station which has just…

Splat FM – Whangaparoa School

Kid DJs start with a Splat Splat FM is a local radio station with a difference. Like other stations, it plays a selection of modern…

Today FM – Dargaville

Celebrating over 75 Years of Popular Kiwi Radio Music to the ears of mature radio listeners Brent and Alison Robertson enjoy the music being played…

The Base FM – Te Aroha

Sounds from The Base soon to reach Te Aroha homes By Jeremy Smith, Piako Post As Ken Knight discusses his newest ambition, he is clearly…

Pirate Radio Hauraki 40 Years On: Image Gallery

Hauraki QSL Brian Withers sends in a nice item of memorabilia – one of the early audience listener cards sent from the station to confirm…

Pirate Radio Hauraki 40 Years On: Events

‘Pirate’ Radio Hauraki 40th Anniv Newsletter08 November 2006 1. New Hauraki competition announced end of November 2. Former Hauraki DJ’s on air on November 10…

Pirate Radio Hauraki 40 Years On

On Sunday, December 4th 1966, pirate Radio Hauraki began broadcasting from aboard the Tiri in international waters in the Hauraki Gulf. This was the first…