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Lure of the Trail – Programme 1 – National Park

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 7 – Christchurch

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 Weird World of FM Subcarrier Broadcasting

Video killed the Radio Star…. but once upon a time, there was the fascinating realm of private subscription FM subcarrier radio!! Join Team FranLab!!!! Become…

Now The Philips Film

In 1931 The electronics company Philips gave the Dutch film-maker Joris Ivens the assignment for an advertising film with sound. The sound film was a…

Listening with Lizzie – British Commonwealth on the Air 1952-53

Celebrating the Diamond JubileeQueen Elizabeth II 1952-2012 Princess Elizabeth was on holiday visiting Kenya in central Africa when news broke that her father, King George…

Blue Hawaii, Elvis and Hawaiian Radio in 1961

In 1961, Hawaii was into its second year as the 50th state of the union, the state wide population was estimated at around 642,000 from…

Undercover Radio

By Bill Hester A teenage boy in Hibbing was older than me then, and grew up a thousand miles from my home, but he could…

2ZA Radio Golden Years Reinvented on Stage

2ZA ‘The Voice of the Manawatu’ began broadcasting from Palmerston North in 1938. An ambitious social history exhibition was mounted by the regional museum Te…

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…

Macquarie Metro Vintage Radio Ads 1986

On October 3 1986, Australian media magazine ‘Ad News’ ran an unusual double page spread color advert for the Macquarie Metro radio network. Unusual, because…

Keeping the past for the future – Library of American Broadcasting

By Martin Hadlow When the LAB’s Curator, Chuck Howell, brought out the first box of QSLs for me to thumb through, I knew that I…

HCJB Quito Celebrates 75th Anniversary #1

On December 25 2006, the world famous radio station HCJB in Quito, Ecuador, celebrates 75 years of broadcasting to Latin America and the world. We’ve…

Meg McSpeerin’s 2CH Women’s League

The 2CH Women’s League was formed by Amalgamated Wireless (Aust/Asia) Limited on Station 2CH in July 1935. The objective is to give the home women…

Collecting Classic Radios

by Kevin Poulter Radio changed the world. This electronic marvel bought drama, news and music into millions of lounge rooms and made stars superstars. People…

Thomas Alva Edison

This article was originally material for a broadcast of “Wavescan” via Adventist World Radio and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All…

Hidden Meanings Behind American Call Signs

This article was originally aired over Adventist World Radio’s “Wavescan” program and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to…

Radio Stations For Children & Young People

This article was originally aired over Adventist World Radio’s “Wavescan” program and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to…

A Passion With A Purpose

The Prisoner of War Message Service 1951-1952 By Frank Glen As the post Second World War era lengthened into 1950 barely sufficient time had passed…

The Forgotten All-Night Shift

This article first appeared on LARadio.com and thanks to the author we can now present it here. Author: Jim Hilliker (November 21, 2002) Jim Hilliker…

Marconi’s Birthday

This article was originally material for a broadcast of “Wavescan” via Adventist World Radio and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All…