Radio Station Studios Through the Years

A photograhic journey through the evolution of the radio station studio.

1920

WWJ Detroit. Michigan, USA

Fred Lathrop in the studio of WWJ in 1920.

1930

JQAK Manchuria

JQAK studios, October 1930. © Radio Heritage Foundation Collections

1939

The Art Deco “Broadcasting House” studios in Auckland, New Zealand

Photos: Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections

1945

WVTI Cebu City, Philippines

A typical American wartime studio during WWII.

1946

2CH Sydney, Australia

2CH Sydney studios & auditorium. © Ray Crawford Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation

1954

Fiji Broadcasting Commission, Suva, Fiji

Senior Technician Bill McMillan works a bank of Magnecorders in the main control room of the new Broadcasting House, Fiji Broadcasting Commission, Suva, Fiji in 1954.

1955

2YZ Napier, New Zealand

2YZ Napier c1955 (David Lindsay Collection)

1960s

WDBO Orlando, Florida, USA

Bill Taylor at WDBO Orlando. Photo courtesy Tom Taylor.

1971

WXLE Canton Island

WXLE studio console. 1971. (Larry Girard Collection)

1976

Radio Rhema, New Zealand

At the mike in the mobile studio is ex-Radio Hauraki DJ Rick Holder. Radio Rhema now operates almost 100 AM & FM transmitters across New Zealand. © The Press, Radio Heritage Foundation Collection

1970s/80s

Keith Richardson recording studio.

Recording studio of well-known New Zealand DJ Keith Richardson – exact date & location unknown.
© Keith Richardson Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation

1989

Radio New Zealand International, Wellington, New Zealand.

RNZI studio & staff in 1989. Mark Nicholls Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation.

1990

Te Upoko o Te Ika, Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington’s Maori station Te Upoko o Te Ika in 1990. Mark Nicholls Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation

2012

NewstalkZB, Christchurch, New Zealand

Host Mike Yardley in the Christchurch studio of NewstalkZB.

2015

Fresh 92.7 FM of Adelaide, Australia.

Staff during a fund-raising campaign for a new transmitter. Nautel Memorable Radio Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation

2022

New Zealand’s Today FM talk-back network Studio B

Today FM Studio B. Photos courtesy Brin Rudkin, MediaWorks New Zealand

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