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4ZM “Voice of Dunedin”

The Australasian Radio WorldAugust 2, 1937 Originally published in The Australasian Radio World, August 2, 1937.

The Rise and Fall of Radio Avon

A radio documentary about Christchurch’s first private station Radio Avon, created as a 700-level major project by Richard Holstein, a student at the New Zealand…

Doggo Days

December 31st, 2005 The changing of the guard at the Wellington Transmission Centre took place every day at 7 a.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m….

Shaky Raoul Island

March 21st, 2006 “Raoul’s calling you and he sounds worried!” said the radio technician at Makara Radio when I answered the orderwire. On learning of…

Radio Fifeshire Nelson – Early Documents

We recently unearthed a collection of documents relating to the short-term broadcast of Radio Fifeshire, Nelson, New Zealand, over the summer of 1982/83. These have…

Lure of the Trail – Programme 13 – Urewera Country

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…

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…

History of the Bell Radio-Tv Corp Ltd in New Zealand

Bell Radio-Television Corporation Ltd. Of the New Zealand manufacturers who came into existence after the end of the Second World War the Bell Radio-Television Corporation…

1ZB Radio Theatre: the Art Deco years

Chris BourkeAudio Culture – The noisy library of New Zealand music28 Feb 2020 It was where seven worlds could collide, from big bands to punk….

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…

Coronavirus: MediaWorks asks all staff to take pay cuts ahead of ‘fight for survival’

Matt Burrows MediaWorks has asked all its staff to take pay cuts after the coronavirus pandemic triggered a drastic decline in advertising revenue that’s left…

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.

New Zealand Broadcasting Press Clippings Scrapbook “A” 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…

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…

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…

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