Geographic Collection – Melanesia

  • 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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  • 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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  • Falling in Love Over the Airwaves

    Falling in Love Over the Airwaves

    The couple who fell in love over the ABC’s Radio Australia more than 50 years ago Michael Vincent Dec 15 2019 Anita and Humphrey Chang married after falling in love with each others’ letters, read out on Radio Australia. They were from …
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  • WSSO 670 Voice of Bougainville 1944 QSL

    WSSO 670 Voice of Bougainville 1944 QSL

    James Stewart has sent us this photo of a QSL flyer from WSSO in 1944 and writes: In going through some of my Dad’s papers, I was reminded of his wartime service. About all I know about it was that he reached the rank of Tech Sergeant by the …
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  • RNZI Mailbox Urban Pacific Radio Noumea

    RNZI Mailbox Urban Pacific Radio Noumea

    Hello, I’m David Ricquish in the Wellington studios of Radio New Zealand International and today we continue our look at the changing Pacific… and in particular at how it’s becoming increasingly more urbanized… and how …
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  • RNZI Mailbox Urban Pacific Radio Suva

    RNZI Mailbox Urban Pacific Radio Suva

    Hello, I'm David Ricquish in the Wellington studios of Radio New Zealand International and today we're going to have a look at the changing Pacific... and in particular at how it's becoming increasingly more urbanized... and how radio today is much less laid back than you might imagine.
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  • CRST 104FM Tanna Island, Vanuatu

    CRST 104FM Tanna Island, Vanuatu

    Snow White and the Seven DJs Melanie Arnost Once upon a time there was a radio station on Tanna Island, Vanuatu. It was without broadcasters, music, programs or funds. The only inhabitants of the station were old equipment and a lot of dust. So it …
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  • Papua New Guinea Radio is so much more

    Papua New Guinea Radio is so much more

    David Ricquish One of the most fascinating countries for international shortwave radio listeners continues to be Papua New Guinea… a large archipelago of islands to the immediate north of Australia… mainly because it has some twenty locally …
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    9PA Port Moresby WWII ABC – AFRS Radio

    By Adrian Peterson For a period of around two years during the Pacific War, there was no radio broadcasting station on the air in Port Moresby. However, when the American forces flooded into the South Pacific in support of the war effort, there was …
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  • The Mosquito Network Part 3 – AFRS Mosquito Bites

    The Mosquito Network Part 3 – AFRS Mosquito Bites

    American Military Radio in the Solomon Islands During WWII By Martin Hadlow © 2006 Expansion And Contraction As AES-Guadalcanal continued to develop, it was joined by other new stations in The Mosquito Network. On April 3, 1944, AES-Munda (New …
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  • The Mosquito Network Part 1 – AFRS Guadalcanal

    The Mosquito Network Part 1 – AFRS Guadalcanal

    American Military Radio in the Solomon Islands During WWII By Martin Hadlow © 2006 Baghdad To Bougainville “The American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) provides Stateside radio and television programming, ‘a touch of home,’ to …
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  • The Mosquito Network Part 2 – AFRS Radio City

    The Mosquito Network Part 2 – AFRS Radio City

    American Military Radio in the Solomon Islands During WWII By Martin Hadlow © 2006 “RADIO CITY” In The Tropics Once ashore, Captain Spencer Allen was relieved to find that Army engineers and Signal Corpsmen had constructed a studio building …
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  • The Pioneer Radio Voice of New Guinea, AFRS-2 and WVTB Nadzab

    The Pioneer Radio Voice of New Guinea, AFRS-2 and WVTB Nadzab

    WVTB New Guinea 1944 John G Dietrich, Radio Stations AFRS-2 and WVTB New Guinea 1944 © John G Dietrich Collection, courtesy Ruth Dietrich, Radio Heritage Foundation. By John G Dietrich The radio section of Special Services Division of United States …
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  • WVTB Olympic Baseball – Christmas 1944

    WVTB Olympic Baseball – Christmas 1944

    “One of the announcers was driving down the road the other day, and stopped to pick up some hitch-hikers. One of them was a flight sergeant on a transport plane. He saw the ‘WVTB’ on the front of the jeep and told quite a story. It …
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  • Early Radio in Fiji

    Early Radio in Fiji

    This article was originally material for a broadcast of “Wavescan” via Adventist World Radio and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. This …
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  • Mosquito Network In Fiji

    Mosquito Network In Fiji

    This article was originally material for a broadcast of “Wavescan” via Adventist World Radio and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. This …
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  • Fiji on Shortwave

    Fiji on Shortwave

    This article was originally material for a broadcast of “Wavescan” via Adventist World Radio and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. This …
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  • Fiji Foundations Part III

    Fiji Foundations Part III

    This article was originally material for a broadcast of “Wavescan” via Adventist World Radio and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. This …
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    9PA Port Moresby

    This article now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. This material is licenced on a nonexclusive basis to the South Pacific DX Resource hosted on …
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  • WVUS Noumea & A Dog Called Satchmo

    WVUS Noumea & A Dog Called Satchmo

    This article forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. This material is licenced on a non-exclusive basis to South Pacific DX Resource hosted on radiodx.com for a …
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