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Art of Radio New Zealand 1978 ©

At the end of the 1970’s, almost 40 separate radio stations with different programs broadcast in New Zealand. We’ve chosen some examples of artwork from half of these to give you an idea of how the early private stations and the state broadcaster chose to portray themselves to their increasingly youthful audience.

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…

Bits and Pieces By Gran of 1ZB Auckland

Nancy M Donne, better known to thousands of 1ZB listeners as ‘Gran’ – The ZB Radio Personality – released a book in the late 1930’s…

Nelson’s Radio Fifeshire

Nelson’s Radio Fifeshire Back in 1982 two people by the names of Kevin Ihaia and Digby Lawley lodged an application with the Broadcasting Tribunal to…

Short Term Kiwi Radio Memories

Short Term Kiwi Radio Memories No, it’s not what happens to people who over indulge during the holiday season! Rather, the New Zealand broadcasting regulations…

Radio Power Plays 1975-81 Melbourne, Sydney & Wellington

By David Ricquish Three individual stations set up during this time carved out very special niches for themselves. Each began as a brave attempt to…

Mainstreet Radio – Onehunga

Mainstreet Radio goes silent By Heather McCracken – Central Leader No one knows when adverts stopped playing on Onehunga Mall. And retailers can’t agree if…

GuruFM – Kerikeri

New radio station a guru of music With Kerikeri’s growth, more young people are settling in the area. Among them is Rob Fussell whose new…

Ross FM – Palmerston North

Making Waves By Judith Lacy, Tribune Learning broadcasting skills isn’t just a theoretical exercise for Ross Intermediate School students on Friday the Palmerston North school…

The Paddle – Palmerston North

Beat Generation By Sam Baker – Tribune The Paddle no, it isn’t a canoe or swim club but a community-based radio station which has just…

Splat FM – Whangaparoa School

Kid DJs start with a Splat Splat FM is a local radio station with a difference. Like other stations, it plays a selection of modern…

Today FM – Dargaville

Celebrating over 75 Years of Popular Kiwi Radio Music to the ears of mature radio listeners Brent and Alison Robertson enjoy the music being played…

The Base FM – Te Aroha

Sounds from The Base soon to reach Te Aroha homes By Jeremy Smith, Piako Post As Ken Knight discusses his newest ambition, he is clearly…

Quartz Hill Collection

In the first of a new series, the Quartz Hill Collection, amateur radio stations from around the world that have worked ZL6QH feature in the…

Marton Country Music Radio

Yeeha! Marton’s a real country town now! Colin Rowatt Marton has long claimed to be the Rangitikei town that offers “the best of rural life”….

Making Waves in Waipu

Teen making Waves By: Brigid Lynch – The Northern Advocate – 17.06.2006 At the tender age of 19, Ashley Worthy has his own caravan, cat,…

Get into the Groove 107.7 FM

Celebrating over 75 Years of Popular Kiwi Radio JAZZ junkies are raving about a local radio station called Groove FM. They’re listening in the morning…

From Hawkes Bay to Replay Radio (Forty-Four Years in Radio)

From Hawkes Bay to Replay Radio By David Lindsay I’m not at all sure what got me interested in radio. As a schoolboy I remember…

Voice of Samoa Christchurch

Voice of Samoa celebrates Christchurch milestone Caroline King The Samoan community will celebrate a milestone tomorrow with a party to mark the first birthday of…

A Tale of Three Cities

A Tale of Three Cities By David Ricquish On July 1 1932, the NZ Radio Record published the first issue of a helpful guide to…