Geographic Collection – Micronesia

  • 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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  • 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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  • KEAD Wake 1490 AM Treasure Island

    KEAD Wake 1490 AM Treasure Island

    WAKE ISLAND AIRFIELD, Alaska -- In a tale straight from an adventure book, personnel stationed at Wake Island Airfield in the mid-Pacific recently stumbled upon a vinyl record collection with an estimated value between $90,000 and $250,000.

    The 611th Air Support Group’s Detachment 1 is now making a comprehensive effort to preserve the nearly 9,000 vintage vinyl records and ship them to their rightful owner, the American Forces Radio and Television Network in Alexandria, Va., according to Master Sgt. Jean-Guy Fleury, infrastructure superintendent, who took over the project from the former Detachment 1 commander, Maj. Aaron Wilt...

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  • The KYOI Story

    The KYOI Story

    By Calvin Melen In the Beginning The idea for a pop / rock station on Shortwave first appeared in early 1980. At the time there was an upsurge of popularity in shortwave listening amongst teenage Japanese, brought about partly by the availability of …
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  • SuperRock KYOI Saipan

    SuperRock KYOI Saipan

    The Concept Listener confirmation card issued by KYOI Saipan. © Paul Ormandy Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation. KYOI, located on Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands was a commercial shortwave station, on air 24 hours a day, broadcasting …
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  • Kiribati on Shortwave

    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 not like it is spelled. The correct pronunciation …
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  • Canton Island in the Phoenix Islands Group, WXLE Radio 1385

    Canton Island in the Phoenix Islands Group, WXLE Radio 1385

    By David Ricquish The Phoenix Group of Islands Reception confirmation letter sent to US listener. 1973. (Bruce Portzer Collection) Far out in the Central Pacific, the Phoenix Islands lie in the sun, calm lagoons protected from the sea by a series of …
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    55 Years of Army Radio on Kwajalein

    By Eugene Sims Glen Wenter, WXLG station manager in front of the Altec control board. c.1953. (Radio Heritage Foundation Collection) Most of us remember the hilarious routines of actor Robin Williams in the movie Good Morning Vietnam. The monologue …
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  • Christmas Island Radio

    Christmas Island Radio

    This article was originally prepared for Alpha Broadcast Services International © and reappears on radiodx.com thanks to permission from the author. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. This material is …
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  • Marshall Islands On The Air

    Marshall Islands On The Air

    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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  • WXLG – The Kwaj Lodge

    WXLG – The Kwaj Lodge

    This article was originally published in the Kwajalein Hourglass, August 29, 2000. Copyright to Kwajalein Hourglass. Permission to use is under request with publisher. For the moment, it forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights …
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  • Superock – KYOI

    Superock – KYOI

    The Concept KYOI, located on Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands was a commercial shortwave station, on air 24 hours a day, broadcasting “Contemporary Hits” rock music directed at the Japanese market. Superock KYOI was first heard …
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