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Category: New Zealand Radio

It will take more than a lockdown to stop Radio Active broadcasts

Tom Hunt Radio Active was ready when lockdown hit but nobody could prepare for the pet dog almost stopping transmission. The Wellington radio station has…

Covid-19: Lockdown won’t stop East FM playing the hits

By PJ TAYLOR Lockdown for the prevention of Covid-19 spreading has not deterred East Auckland’s community radio station from broadcasting. East FM is continuously transmitting…

Gone by lunchtime: The spirited life and sudden demise of Radio Sport

Dana Johannsen Talking about it still gives Jason Pine goosebumps. The veteran broadcaster, who up until Monday was the host of Radio Sport’s nine to…

NZ Herald owner confirms closure of Radio Sport

Tom Pullar-Strecker Media company NZME has closed its Radio Sport radio station with immediate effect. The company is believed to be in talks with staff about significant…

Coronavirus: Manawatū radio stations keeping on air during lockdown

The coronavirus lockdown is pushing small radio stations to come up with creative ways to stay on air and keep communities informed.

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…

New Zealand Broadcasting Press Clippings Scrapbook 1990 – 1991

The late Mark Nicholls kept a series of scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine clippings relating to the broadcasting scene in New Zealand. These books provide…

Shortwave Penpals

Timaru and German penpals still click after more than 50 years Al Williams – Jan 13 2020 Penpals John Watson and Rainer Bradtke have met…

Te Aroha Sleep Radio 2019

A Te Aroha radio station is sending more than 40,000 people worldwide to sleep Sharnae Hope Almost all of John Watson’s audience nods off to…

Self Help are Cheaper! Cheaper! Cheaper! – Classic NZ Supermarket Commercials from the 1960s

If you were growing up in New Zealand in the 1960s, and listened to any commercial radio at all, chances are you will remember the…

MAF’s Metric Moments : 14 Tales for Radio by Bill White

The lighter side of farm metrics with MAF’s Bill White. In 1972 New Zealand was changing to using the metric system of measurements. To aid…

Windsor North pupils take to the airwaves

September 12, 2019 PUPILS from Windsor North School Radio Station hosted their first special guest on their show this week. Three pupils from the radio…

Island Base FM to gain 100% independence and expand into international Music Hub

August 26, 2019 Island Base FM is expanding officially into an EVENTS & PRODUCTION company and RECORDING studio while separating itself from the 87.5FM frequency…

BFM – The Pirates

By Russell BrownAudioCultureThe noisy library of New Zealand music28 Aug 2016 The story of Radio B’s pirate broadcasts in the 1970s has been all but…

3WKA – 92.1 FM – Chatham Islands

11 December 1991 3WKA – 92.1 FM – Chatham Islands – 11 December 1991Broadcast as Radio Weka in Waitangi on The Chatham Islands, now off…

The Māori radio stations that play dance music and hip-hop

Glenn McConnell The bright green building sticks out in the middle of Auckland’s Ponsonby Rd. At all hours of the day, everyday, DJs are drawn…

KAOS 88.2 Blenheim

Rocker blasts music for whole town to hear MATT BROWNAug 31 2018 From a spare bedroom in small-town New Zealand, a tiny independent rock radio…

Pirate Radio Hauraki 40 Years On: Merchandise

Pirate Radio Hauraki Merchandise Gift Offer *** No Longer Available *** Be in fast to get one of these special Radio Hauraki combo packages… The…

Pirate Radio Hauraki 40 Years On: Pirate CD

Fantastic ‘Pirate’ Radio Hauraki Memorabilia *** No Longer Available *** ‘A Fresh Pacific Wind’ Radio Hauraki 1966-1970 CD “We made lots of friends.We made lots…

Happy Days Radio, Palmerston

New broadcast venture By Bill CampbellOtago Daily TimesMay 2017 Veteran broadcaster Lawrence McCraw is about to launch his fifth private radio station. The Palmerston-based station,…