Rare Kiwi MW/AM DX Audio Clips from the 1970s

From our archives, enjoy these rare mediumwave DX audio clips recorded in New Zealand during the 1970s.

These recordings come from a C60 cassette tape and a CD of DX catches donated by New Zealand DXer (and Radio Heritage Foundation Chairman) David Ricquish.


WXLE 1385 kHz Canton Island

External view of WXLE studio building, Canton Island. c.1973
© Radio Heritage Fodunation, Pete Taylor Collection

Radio Paradise 1265 kHz St Kitts

Radio Paradise QSL card. © Radio Heritage Foundation, David Ricquish Collection

KLO 1430 kHz Ogden, Utah

KLO letterhead © Radio Heritage Foundation, David Ricquish Collection

KCTA 1030 kHz Corpus Christi, Texas

KCTA letterhead © Radio Heritage Foundation, David Ricquish Collection

Listen to the original cassette tape:


KORL 650 kHz Honolulu, Hawaii

KORL 65 letterhead. © Radio Heritage Foundation – Chris Mackerell Collection

KGMB 590 kHz Honolulu, Hawaii, the “Coconut Wireless Network”

QSL card from KGMB. © Radio Heritage Foundation – David Ricquish Collection

KEX 1190 kHz Portland, Oregon

QSL card from KEX. © Radio Heritage Foundation – David Ricquish Collection

WXLE 1385 kHz Canton Island Pt2 (music only, no ident)

WXLE studio console. © Radio Heritage Foundation

Listen to the original CD:


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