Radio Redwood Good Music 107.5FM

Radio Redwood, based in Christchurch, New Zealand, was established as a ‘ham’ station in 1973 by John Downey call sign ZL3TDQ

John’s radio shack- circa 1973

Radio Redwood Good Music 107.5FM is one of the many community stations around New Zealand. They have been playing ‘Good Music’ since 1997. From broadcasting out of a garden shed until 1998 to a mobile studio in 1999 and then to a makeshift garage till 2001. Finally, in 2004 their modern ‘studio five’ was born.

Radio Redwood ‘Studio Five’

Many celebs and musicians have paid a visit, including Hera Hjartardottir, Jed Parsons, Tony Williams, Pat Hannah, Marions Outlaws, Ashleigh Marie, Chris Cape, Neville Wilkins, Sandy Davis, Danny McGirr, Debbie McGirr, Terry Smith, Jade Hurley, V. J. Country, Barrossa Country, Mike Kaye, Lizzie Cook, Gary Moore, Bob Parker (mayor of Christchurch), Clayton Cosgrove MP, Kate Wilkinson MP, Ron Mark MP, Amber-Rose, Carrie Henderson and Tamati Coffey (TVNZ TV1 frontman).

Articles have been published about the station in the Christchurch Mail, Christcurch Star, Nor’west News, Older and Bolder magazine, and a display has been set up in the Northlands Mall, Christchurch.

Stingers & Idents

Enjoy these brief audio snippets from a CD donated to us by the station:

Radio Redwood website schedule from 2008

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