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Making Waves – Coast FM Tasmania

Wynyard on the coast of Tasmania is a picturesque and quiet place to put down roots (writes Nyasha Oliver). “We don’t even have any traffic…

75 Years of 7LA Launceston

On the 13th of December 2005 radio station 7LA in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, celebrated 75 years of broadcasting.

Western Australian Telecommunications History

We recently came across this web page which has some interesting snippets regarding the history of broadcasting in Western Australia: https://oldaustraliantelephones.weebly.com/misc-wa-telecomms-history.html#f This is part of…

South Australian Radio Memories

Enjoy these two CDs from our archives looking back at radio in South Australia in the 1950s…

Palau Wave Radio

Located in a remote corner of Micronesia, deep in the western Pacific, Palau is an archipelago of more than 300 coral and volcanic rock islands, and a nation teeming with culture and history. “It’s a pristine paradise,” says Salvador “Sadoi” Tellames, who owns and manages radio station Palau Wave Radio.

Warren Fahey Presents Yesterday’s Australia

A Collection of Early Australian Radio & Musical Hall Nostalgia This collection of CDs was donated to the Radio Heritage Foundation by Warren Fahey. Click…

The Night Watch – WXLG Kwajalein 1953

Rare audio & photos from WXLG Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands in 1953

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.

The Early Days of 2KO Newcastle

The material used in this history has come from scrapbooks and transmitter logs held by 2KO, photos and documents provided by the families of Jim Cowan, Ken Greenhalgh, Max Spitzkowsky, Harold Whyte and previous staff members Rob Cornwell, Ron, Dorothy and Len Daley, Reg and Judy Davis, Ron Hurst, Roy Nielson, Russell Thornton and Allan Whyte.

Hutt Radio 106.1FM Fundraising CD

In 2011 the Hutt Radio Trust published this fundraising CD of 18 tracks donated by independent American musicians.

NiuFM – Station Snapshot from 2004

Two short sampler CDs from NiuFM in 2004.

New Zealand Broadcasting Press Clippings Scrapbook 1992-1994

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 an interesting look back at NZ broadcasting at the time.

KNKR Kohala Radio, Hawaii

Radio waves North Kohala, a district encompassing three small towns on the volcanic coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, is well known for its rugged beaches,…

New Zealand Broadcasting Press Clippings Scrapbook 1997

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 an interesting look back at NZ broadcasting at the time.

Radio Redwood Good Music 107.5FM

Radio Redwood, based in Christchurch, New Zealand, was established as a ‘ham’ station in 1973 by John Downey call sign ZL3TDQ. Radio Redwood Good Music 107.5FM is one of the many community stations around New Zealand.

Secret Radio Talks Turn Tide on Santo Rebellion

In the months leading up to Vanuatu gaining its Independence in July 1980, a fierce anti-Independence rebellion, dubbed the ‘Coconut War’, was taking place in the country’s north on the island of Espiritu Santo. The island of Santo was under the control of anti-Independence rebels of the Nagriamel Movement and Independence supporters there were cut off from the Independence leaders based in the south in Port Vila.

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.

Return to the Radio Scene on Bougainville in the South Pacific

Wireless came to Bougainville more than 100 years ago with the installation of Australian made AWA equipment which was taken into service in January 1916 under the Australian callsign VIU. In those days, many of the closer Pacific Islands that had been annexed by the United Kingdom were administered from Australia.

Keith Richardson Studio Carts

A collection of studio cart tapes donated to us by radio DJ Keith Richardson

Raglan Community Radio 98.1 MHz

Raglan is a coastal town in New Zealand that’s famous for its surf breaks and volcanic black-sand beaches. According to Aaron Mooar, who manages Raglan’s community radio station, there’s actually a lot more to the town…

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