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Category: Polynesia

AFRS “Stateside USA” on KIBS Canton Island

From a CD donated to us in 2012 by Glenn Carpenter, enjoy this episode of AFRS “Stateside USA – 15 Minutes of Home Town Highlights”, broadcast on KIBS Canton Island

Radio With Pictures from Radio Manukena, Easter Island

Enjoy rare audio recordings and photo gallery from Radio Manukena on Easter Island

Gary Cooper on KIBS Canton Island 1953

In 1953 Gary Cooper was returning to the US after filming the movie Return to Paradise on location in Samoa. During his stop-over in Canton Island, Cooper was interviewed by the local radio station, KIBS, for their feature “The Traveller Talks”.

The Easter Island Story

Easter Island is a rugged and fascinating island way out in the South Pacific Ocean. It has been isolated and lonely, and it is an island full of intriguing history and custom…

Radio Polynesia Ltd, Samoa – Station Promos from c2005

Station Promos Radio Polynesia Ltd operates a network of radio stations based in Apia, Samoa. From a CD donated to us c2005, enjoy this selection…

Pacific Airwaves

Named after the British explorer James Cook, who is said to have “discovered” the islands in the 1700s, the Cook Islands is an archipelago scattered…

Broadcasting Corporation of Niue Fire

Niue’s national broadcaster studios destroyed by early morning fire May 19, 2020 An early morning fire at the Broadcasting Corporation of Niue has destroyed the…

RNZI : Our International Voice on Shortwave Radio

WIRELESS WAVES TO THE WORLD Our International Voice by Bob Edlin JANUARY 24, 1990. In Auckland, the Commonwealth Games would open and Kiwis would be…

RNZI Mailbox Radio Sunshine AM & FM Niue

Today, we’re going 2,500 kilometers north of Auckland to the Savage Island, the Rock of Polynesia, or as it’s more widely known… Niue. It’s just…

The Call of the Friendly Islands

DX listeners and many other New Zealanders will be interested in these photographs of the opening of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission’s station ZCO. Station ZCO,…

Radio 2AP Samoa in 1949

WIRELESS waves have taken Samoa by storm. Radio 2AP, non-existent a year ago and established by the late Major E. Lloyd, formerly of 2YZ Napier,…

ZMAP Apia, Samoa – An Alan Roycroft Station

The Opportunity As part of the preparations for civilian air service from Fiji to the Cook Islands shortly after World War II, the Royal New…

Samoan Radio Journey

by David Ricquish We turned a corner on the Cross Island Road, and there sat a stumpy little radio tower, almost hidden in the misty…

Radio Pasifik Nauru

The Pacific’s newest radio station promises to assist USP Nauru students and their community with a blend of modern technology and traditional broadcast media. Radio…

Samoan Radio Sale Threatens Public Radio Future

It’s unusual for a public radio and TV broadcaster to be sold, but that’s what’s happening this year in Samoa. The old 2AP, more recently…

ZK1ZA Cook Islands Educational Radio

By Arthur Cushen Broadcasting to the islands of the South Pacific was introduced in various ways. In the case of the Cook Islands, it was…

Kiribati on Shortwave

This article was originally aired over Adventist World Radio’s “Wavescan” program. Copyright to the author, Adrian Peterson (Please note, the correct pronunciation for Kiribati is…

Pago Pago – The Tall Tower Tour

Photos by: David B Musick It’s not often we see some Pacific towers, but you’ll enjoy this series of photos taken recently at Pago Pago,…

WVUV Radio Romance

by Homer L. Willess I am honored by your request about how and when I built and operated WVUV before it had a “call sign”….

Cruisin’ with the Cows at Radio Norfolk

By David Ricquish It’s ‘drivetime’ on Radio Norfolk, and down the road at the Burnt Pine shopping center, there’s a potential traffic jam when wandering…

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