NZBC Radio Recordings from the 1960s


1960s NZBC TV caption.
Picture courtesy Lonely Geek.

A selection of radio-related features broadcast on the NZBC’s “4ZB Network” in the 1960s & early 1970s.

These recordings come from an un-attributed CD in our archives, so details are sketchy.

1970s logo for The 4ZB Radio Network

4XD – 40 Years of Broadcasting

A look at New Zealand’s longest running private radio station, Radio Dunedin 4XD.

Modern Radio Dunedin 4XD logo.
Image: Radio Dunedin website
D. G. ‘Toots’ Mitchell (far left), is shown here with other members of the station in the 1940s. They are Ian Little (at the microphone), Ron Ferguson, Harry Dale, John McIlroy and ‘Snow’ Annison.
Photo: Te Ara

Tribute to D.G. “Toots” Mitchell

A tribute to D. G. ‘Toots’ Mitchell, the founding father of Dunedin radio station 4ZD. Mitchell had been among the enthusiasts of the Otago Radio Association who, in 1922, set up the first radio station in New Zealand. The station was one of only two that were not bought up by the state in the mid-1930s. At that time it changed its name to 4XD and is still broadcasting today.

The Wonderful Writing Machine

A feature looking at the history of the typewriter.

Olympia SG-1 Typewriter c1960.
Photo: The Typewriter Museum
“Aunt Daisy” © Radio Heritage Foundation

Tribute to “Aunt Daisy”

A brief tribute to New Zealand radio presenter Maud Ruby Basham MBE, usually known as Daisy Basham, but remembered best by her broadcast name of “Aunt Daisy”, broadcast after her death in 1963.

Opening of Broadcasting House

A short item on the opening of the NZBC’s Broadcasting House in Bowen Street, Wellington, New Zealand, in 1963.

Broadasting House, Wellington, shortly after completion in 1963.
Photo: National Library

Recollections in Sound

James Hartstonge, broadcaster since 1932 and former Director-General of Radio New Zealand, shares memories from various early New Zealand broadcasting personalities.

Broadcasting Plus 50

An NZBC Spectrum Documentary presented by Jack Perkins looking back at 50 years of broadcasting in New Zealand.

Jack Perkins at his retirement function at RNZ House, Wellington, 21 August 2015. Photo: RNZ

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