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Category: The 1970s

Opening Broadcasts of 4ZJ & 3XG

In 2010 Oamaru DXer Peter Grenfell donated these two recordings of “opening broadcasts” to us. The first is of 4ZJ, a short-term station broadcasting for the 1978 Scout Jamboree in Oamaru, the second being the start of full-time broadcasting from Radio Rhema in Christchurch. The quality of these recordings is less than perfect, but they are both interesting events.

ABC Radio Darwin 8DR on Shortwave

After Cyclone Tracy devasted the Northern Territory city of Darwin in Australia, authorities turned to shortwave radio to help coordinate the mass evacuation of the city.

Rare Kiwi MW/AM DX Audio Clips from the 1970s

Listen to some rare mediumwave DX audio clips recorded in New Zealand during the 1970s.

AFTN Taiwan Audio Clip

Until 1979 Armed Forces Radio had a station in Taiwan called Armed Forces Taiwan Network (AFTN). In earlier years AFTN was known as Armed Forces…

History Preserved AWA Broadcast 500W Transmitter Model P5 Serial Number 1

The AWA BTM-P5 was a 500 Watt broadcast transmitter manufactured in Australia in the 1960s. The P5, and its big brother the BTM-2J, were produced…

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…

Sunshine Coast Memories

Musical memories on the Sunshine Coast Backward GlanceSunshine Coast CouncilMay 2017 On the Near North Coast during the late 1950s and early 1960s, a shift…

AFRTS Archive: Roger Carroll – 1979

Roger Carroll and Los Angeles radio were the same thing. From 1948-58 at KABC and 1959-79 at Gene Autry’s KMPC. “KMPC was one of the…

Australian Radio Advertising Bureau: Instant Ideas No. 4

Travel back in time to the Australian mediumwave band in the early 1970s with the commercials from these 7″ sampler records produced by the Australian…

An Aussie DJ on Iceland Radio

By Bruce Carty After spending Christmas and New Year in London at 23 years of age, I visited Heathrow airport in 1973, purely for something…

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…

Radio Stories From Papua New Guinea

This article forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. This material…

Rebel Radio In Espiritu Santo

(Note: this article was first prepared in March 1981 for publication in the New Zealand DX Times, but was not published at the time. It…

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