Geographic Collection – Polynesia

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rare Audio From The 1980s: Lee Baby Simms – Last Day of Top 40 on KORL 65, Honolulu

    Rare Audio From The 1980s: Lee Baby Simms – Last Day of Top 40 on KORL 65, Honolulu

    https://youtu.be/NRIw75k1VNA In 1980, Honolulu radio station KORL 65 switched from a long period of colorful personalities playing Top 40 hits, staging outrageous stunts, and giving away cash and prizes in complex contests — to a computerized …
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  • The Pacific Ramblers Live on KTOH, Kauai, Hawaii March/April 1945

    The Pacific Ramblers Live on KTOH, Kauai, Hawaii March/April 1945

    In 1945 the band the Pacific Ramblers were entertaining listeners on radio station KTOH, located in Kauai, Hawaii. Dale Halleron wrote to us: I have a picture from inside the studio in 1945. My dad and some other guys playing music live on the air …
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  • KTOH Kauai Under Musical Attack

    KTOH Kauai Under Musical Attack

    Kauai, Hawaii, 1945 Local newspapers report that local radio station KTOH is under attack! No, the attack is not coming from the Japanese, but from local musicians… “Returning to the Army Air Base Thursday Night, the Pacific Ramblers …
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  • RNZI : Our International Voice on Shortwave Radio

    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 preparing to run, jump, swim, peddle… whatever.., in competition against athletes from around …
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  • Hawaii Public Radio Covers Islands

    Hawaii Public Radio Covers Islands

    Nautel V10 is the Perfect Solution for Oahu Mountain-Top Facility Since working in broadcasting from the mid-1960’s, I’ve installed many transmitters across the US mainland. Nautel has always been a favorite, based on my experience with …
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  • RNZI Mailbox Radio Sunshine AM & FM Niue

    RNZI Mailbox Radio Sunshine AM & FM Niue

    Flag of Niue © www.gov.nu 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. Map of Niue and its villages © www.internetniue.nu It’s just 21 …
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  • Hawaii Radio Guide

    Hawaii Radio Guide

    Hawaiian islands from a Hawaii Visitors Bureau ad in 1960© Radio Heritage Foundation Digital Collection Hawaii Public Radio uses this site overlooking Honolulu to bring HPR1 and HPR2 to many listeners© Hawaii Public Radio www.hawaiipublicradio.org …
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  • The Call of the Friendly Islands

    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, in Tonga’s capital, Nuku’alofa, was officially opened by Queen …
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  • Radio 2AP Samoa in 1949

    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, ranks as one of the achievements of the New Zealand administration in Samoa. On any of the five nights a …
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  • Blue Hawaii, Elvis and Hawaiian Radio in 1961

    Blue Hawaii, Elvis and Hawaiian Radio in 1961

    ‘Blue Hawaii’ was Billboard’s #1 Pop Album for 1961/62 © Wikipedia In 1961, Hawaii was into its second year as the 50th state of the union, the state wide population was estimated at around 642,000 from the US Census the previous year, and the …
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  • ZMAP Apia, Samoa – An Alan Roycroft Station

    ZMAP Apia, Samoa – An Alan Roycroft Station

    The Opportunity ZMAP was well heard in and around Apia. This typical beach scene is just to the north of the capital. © David Ricquish Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation As part of the preparations for civilian air service from Fiji to the Cook …
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  • Samoan Radio Journey

    Samoan Radio Journey

    by David Ricquish Logo used by 2AP Apia, Samoa. © Radio Heritage Foundation Collection. We turned a corner on the Cross Island Road, and there sat a stumpy little radio tower, almost hidden in the misty rain. High in the hills behind Apia, the …
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  • A Reception That Was Different

    A Reception That Was Different

    From The N.Z. Radio Record and Electric Home Journal, May 16, 1930 When His Excellency, the Governor-General, spoke in Wellington Town Hall on the occasion of the reception accorded to him, he was heard far afield in North America. Listeners in the …
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  • Radio Pasifik Nauru

    Radio Pasifik Nauru

    Staff at Radio Pasifik Nauru on air © USP 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 Pasifik Nauru, Triple 9 FM, began …
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  • Samoan Radio Sale Threatens Public Radio Future

    Samoan Radio Sale Threatens Public Radio Future

    Samoa Broadcasting Corporation logo 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 known as the SBC, is up for sale in its 60th anniversary …
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  • ZK1ZA Cook Islands Educational Radio

    ZK1ZA Cook Islands Educational Radio

    By Arthur Cushen ZK1ZC logo.© Keith Robinson Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation. Broadcasting to the islands of the South Pacific was introduced in various ways. In the case of the Cook Islands, it was an educational radio station that started …
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  • KRHO Honolulu 1944

    KRHO Honolulu 1944

    KRHO was a powerful shortwave radio station broadcasting in English and Japanese languages to the Far Eastern Pacific region in the closing stages of WWII. We continue our tour of the facilities by introducing Joseph Whitehouse, Engineering Director …
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