Geographic Collection – Pacific

  • Samoa’s Radio 2AP Redevelopment Project

    Samoa’s Radio 2AP Redevelopment Project

    Enjoy this YouTube video from Australia’s ABC on the redevelopment project at 2AP: https://youtu.be/5WHsaRbEQ74 Samoa’s newly rebuilt Radio 2AP transmitter is already broadcasting essential information to citizens across the island nation. …
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  • ZM

    4ZM “Voice of Dunedin”

    The Australasian Radio WorldAugust 2, 1937 Originally published in The Australasian Radio World, August 2, 1937.…
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  • The Rise and Fall of Radio Avon

    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 Broadcasting School, Christchurch Polytechnic. Narrated by Nikki Reece. Includes …
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  • Doggo Days

    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. On Saturdays and Sundays the afternoon shift commenced at 3 p.m. and, on Sundays, the morning and evening shifts …
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  • NBC Morobe – The Forgotten Kundu

    NBC Morobe – The Forgotten Kundu

    COMMENTARY: By Sylvester Gawi in Lae I grew up in the 90’s listening to NBC Radio – Radio Kundu – which was informative and always reaching out to the mass population of Papua New Guinea who can afford a transistor radio. From entertaining …
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  • Office of War Information – Central Pacific Operations

    Office of War Information – Central Pacific Operations

    A Photo Essay This photo essay booklet from the estate of John C Seehaas has been the source of material for several articles on our website (see below). We’ve now converted the original booklet to a web-browsable document for your enjoyment. …
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  • JJ

    2JJ 40th

    Double J : 2JJ 1540 AM : 40 Years – Holger Brockman Jan 18, 2015By Adrian Zorec on YouTube The audio here highlights the first hour of the official 2JJ broadcast from 1975 with a recent interview with the first voice on 2JJ AM which was Holger …
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  • Shaky Raoul Island

    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 the recent eruption at Raoul Island and the successful evacuation of 5 of the 6 Department of …
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  • Radio Fifeshire Nelson – Early Documents

    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 now been scanned and are available here: An Introduction to Private Radio in Nelson …
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  • Lure of the Trail – Programme 13 – Urewera Country

    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 New Zealand rather than travelling overseas. This series, entitled “Lure of the Trail”, was …
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  • KZOO Radio Celebrates 50 Years of Radio Broadcasting in Hawaii

    KZOO Radio Celebrates 50 Years of Radio Broadcasting in Hawaii

    Looking To The Next 50 Years By David FuruyaPresident and Owner of KZOO RadioJanuary 15, 2014 KZOO Radio is proud to celebrate 50 years of radio broadcasting in Hawaii, and now our main focus is on the future and evolving so that KZOO is around …
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  • Rare QSL from WSZD Ponape

    Rare QSL from WSZD Ponape

    PONAPE Eastern Caroline Islands WSZD – March 1967 Radio Station WSZD was a government owned broadcaster serving Ponape in the US Trust Territory of the Pacific. It broadcast on a frequency of 1450kc with an initial power of 1kW. This photo is …
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  • KUAM Isla 63 AM Guam Ceases Broadcasting

    KUAM Isla 63 AM Guam Ceases Broadcasting

    CHamoru radio trailblazer Isla 63 AM to cease broadcasting on May 1 Monday, April 20th 2020, 12:23 PM ChSTBy KUAM News KUAM Isla 63 AM will cease broadcasting on the radio on May 1,  according to KUAM Communications.   For over 66 …
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  • Lure of the Trail – Programme 12 – Lewis Pass

    Lure of the Trail – Programme 12 – Lewis Pass

    Lewis Pass Canvas Art Print, Linelle Stacey. prints.co.nz 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 New Zealand rather than travelling …
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  • New Buildings for KJQR & WSZO in 1969

    New Buildings for KJQR & WSZO in 1969

    Two Trust Territory Radio Stations Locally Designed Construction of two new radio stations in the Trust Territory will begin early this year. They are scheduled for completion in April, 1969. The stations are KJQR, located on Navy Hill in Saipan, …
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  • Broadcasting Corporation of Niue Fire

    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 studios inside the building. A radio announcer who arrived at the office for her early …
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  • Radio Vanuatu Celebrates Golden Jubilee

    Radio Vanuatu Celebrates Golden Jubilee

    Port Vila, August 3, 2016 The Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC) is celebrating its 50 years of broadcasting in the then New Hebrides, and today the Republic of Vanuatu. Some of the former surviving staff of Radio Vanuatu posing …
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  • LM

    4LM Mount Isa – Queensland, Australia

    The growing Northwest Queensland mining town of Mount Isa had by 1958 a population approaching 15,000 but radio reception was virtually non existent. The nearest stations in the medium frequency band were 4QL and 4LG at Longreach, 350 miles away. …
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  • History Preserved AWA Broadcast 500W Transmitter Model P5 Serial Number 1

    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 by Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Limited for more than a decade starting in mid-1961. Many of this …
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  • History of the Bell Radio-Tv Corp Ltd in New Zealand

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

    Bell Radio-Television Corporation Ltd. Colt – the radio that made Bell Of the New Zealand manufacturers who came into existence after the end of the Second World War the Bell Radio-Television Corporation became, and remained the largest and …
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