Geographic Collection – Polynesia

Samoa’s Radio 2AP Redevelopment Project

Enjoy this YouTube video from Australia’s ABC on the redevelopment project at 2AP: Samoa’s newly rebuilt Radio 2AP transmitter is already broadcasting essential information to…

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…

WVUS New Caledonia

Mosquito Network in the French Pacific Some Contemporary Recollections by David Ricquish In May 1943, a station was heard in New Zealand, identifying itself with…

Radio in Samoa

5ZA-ZMAP-2AP in Apia by Dr Adrian Peterson It was very early in the wireless era that a spark gap Morse Code station was established at…

This is WVUV…

WVUV Radio in American Samoa by Bill Reiker After a 35 year broadcast career in the U.S., I took some time off in 1989 to…

Radio ZJV Suva

Foundations of Radio Fiji by Len Usher and Hugh Leonard The first Fiji Broadcasting Commission was appointed in June 1953, as assumed control of broadcasting…

The Call Of The Friendly Isles

This article was originally material for a broadcast of “Wavescan” via Adventist World Radio and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All…

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