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Lure of the Trail – Programme 12 – Lewis Pass

In the late 1930s the New Zealand Department of Tourist and Publicity produced a series of radio programmes to encourage New Zealanders to holiday within…

Falling in Love Over the Airwaves

The couple who fell in love over the ABC’s Radio Australia more than 50 years ago Michael Vincent Dec 15 2019 They were from two…

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…

Lure of the Trail – Programme 11 – Lake Waikaremoana

NZ Department of Tourist & Publicity, 1939 In the late 1930s the New Zealand Department of Tourist and Publicity produced a series of radio programmes…

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…

Tuning in Radio Sarawak – Historic Film from 1961

The website of the Imperial War Museums contains this rare 1961 film about Radio Sarawak in Malaya. The film description reads: Information film about the…

Lure of the Trail – Programme 10 – Auckland

NZ Department of Tourist & Publicity, 1939 Posters for early air services to Auckland. Images from pinterest.com In the late 1930s the New Zealand Department…

Auntie: The Inside Story of the BBC

A four part documentary to commemorate 75 years of broadcasting history showing the BBC, Auntie as it is affectionately known, from its humble beginnings in…

CKLW and other Jingles from the Past

CKLW and other Jingles from the Past. Published by fansofjingles on YouTube.

Lure of the Trail – Programme 9 – Coromandel

NZ Department of Tourist & Publicity, 1939 In the late 1930s the New Zealand Department of Tourist and Publicity produced a series of radio programmes…

The Internet’s Impact on International Radio

Many broadcasters saved money by moving from high-power shortwave transmissions to the web. But at what cost? James CarelessRadioWorldAugust 2019 OTTAWA — During the height…

Voice of America – The Long Reach of Shortwave

‘Voice of America’ exhibition is a fascinating look at early shortwave radio By David PagelLos Angeles TimesJuly 2019 Long before cell towers started sprouting up…

Lure of the Trail – Programme 8 – Morere Hot Springs

NZ Department of Tourist & Publicity, 1939 In the late 1930s the New Zealand Department of Tourist and Publicity produced a series of radio programmes…

Lure of the Trail – Programme 6 – The Glaciers

NZ Department of Tourist & Publicity, 1939 In the late 1930s the New Zealand Department of Tourist and Publicity produced a series of radio programmes…

Song of the South Seas – The Life and Music of Bill Sevesi

Enjoy this short film on the NZ On Screen website. Bill mentions American Forces Radio via shortwave as the driving force behind his success and…

Lure of the Trail – Programme 5 – Eglinton Valley

NZ Department of Tourist & Publicity, 1939 Early Te Anau excursion posters © Pinterest In the late 1930s the New Zealand Department of Tourist and…

Lure of the Trail – Programme 4 – Westland

NZ Department of Tourist & Publicity, 1939 Early Westland tourism posters © Pinterest In the late 1930s the New Zealand Department of Tourist and Publicity…

Lure of the Trail – Programme 3 – Milford Sound

NZ Department of Tourist & Publicity, 1939 In the late 1930s the New Zealand Department of Tourist and Publicity produced a series of radio programmes…

Glory Days of Shortwave: Interval Signals and QSLs

Glory Days of Shortwave – Interval Signals and QSLsHere’s a collection of signature tunes / interval signal set to QSLs and other pictures published by…

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