Thursday throwback – Community Radio in 1986
This week Community Radio Hamilton changed to FreeFM and began broadcasting on the 89FM frequency.
The frequency holds a special place in Hamilton radio history, having been through many incarnations since it was first used by university radio station Contact 89FM in 1986.
Prior to that, Radio Contact – along with pretty much every other radio station in New Zealand – broadcast on AM only.
This photo is from the AM days of Radio Contact and according to the notes scribbled on the back shows advertising manager Peter Garland, with the Clash LP in his hands, and programme manager David Feist with the headphones on.
For people aged under 40, an LP is something that holds music and the poster on the wall is of The Doors.
They were a band.
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