A selection of radio recordings for your enjoyment

2ZM Wellington New Zealand, 1980s

An opportunity to hear some relics of what was a fabulous time for popular radio in NZ. Radio 2ZM 1161kHz AM 1983. Originally uploaded to archive.org by raymondallan.


3ZM Christchurch 1323 kHz Jingle


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Bird Calls on Shortwave Radio

Bird Call identification signals from five different shortwave stations, and a little about the bird that is featured in the sign on routine, as well as about the station itself. 

AFRTS AFN Kodiak Alaska – Rare Audio from 1967

Part of an episode of The Steve Phillips Show from 1967, recorded in the studios of “The Mighty 8-90”, AFRTS Adak, dedicated to the staff/listeners of AFRTS Shemya.

Introducing the Bayerischer Rundfunk

In 1991 German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk published this interesting booklet that was sent out to listeners along with QSL cards and stickers. At the time they broadcast on 6085 kHz in the 49 metre shortwave band and were heard world-wide.

Remember Atlantic 252? The story of the station that was the sound of the 90s

For a while no car ride was complete without hearing it. Atlantic 252 – on longwave – was a 90s Manchester radio stalwart, even though it was based in Ireland.

NZ Radio Audio Samples

A few audio recordings that were donated to us in the past, mostly for use in the documentaries that we produced for airing on RNZI’s Mailbox programme

Listen to Radio Heritage Foundation features aired on RNZI Mailbox

RNZI Mailbox: Radio Heritage Foundation Documentaries

During 2004-2014 the Radio Heritage Foundation produced a series of audio documentaries that aired on Radio New Zealand International’s (now rebranded as RNZ Pacific) “Mailbox”…

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