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How Radio Hauraki Really Got Its Name

Jan Earwaker I remember it well – that Friday night in 1965. I had been working late and my (then) fiancé Chris Parkinson, and our…

All Noise All The Time from AFM Auckland

Radio bleep bleep DANIELLE STREET Chris Cudby turns on the radio in the basement-level of an old tie factory and a series of discordant bleeps…

Paekakariki FM Has Live Bird Calls

Station heard all over world BEN STRANG Whether in Paris, New York, Paraparaumu or Paekakariki, people can tune in to the new Paekakariki FM. The…

Lyall Bay School Radio : Maranui FM

Lyall Bay kids relish roles on radio ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL Maranui FM’s DJs are charming and articulate, have local knowledge and varied musical tastes – and…

Richmond View School : Radio Zestoboom!

Junior DJs take to airwavesZestoboom, Zestoblat! and Zestobling SONIA BEAL Richmond View School in Blenheim has been making its presence felt on the airwaves, through…

Free Fijian on Free FM

Listeners from around the world CHRIS GARDNER Peni Seru takes a few minutes to compose himself. I’ve just asked the presenter of Bogi ni Taukei,…

DJ Bobby is new on Blue

DJ wants more folk to use radio EMMA DANGERFIELD With his velvet voice and love of music, Bob Mawer seems to have been made for…

Hospital Radio Timaru Finds New Home

Hospital Radio forced to shift Hospital Radio has found a new home but is asking for community support to help it continue. The community radio…

ART of Radio Success at 104.4FM

Access Radio a true story of success YVETTE BATTEN – NORTH TARANAKI MIDWEEK Two years ago the voice of the community first wafted over our…

Big Buzz at Big River FM in Northland

Radio interns get a buzz out of life in Dargaville JO BELWORTHY Kaipara community radio station Big River FM’s latest interns give Dargaville a big…

2ZA Heritage Vinyl Collection Found in Levin

Sound investment JONO GALUSZKA More than 700 pieces of Palmerston North broadcast history have been unearthed from a basement in Levin. Record collector Paul Foote…

Secret FM No Secret Any More

Hutt youth centre launches radio station LEE-ANNE EDWARDS Hutt radio listeners will be hearing more from local teens with the launch of youth radio station…

Papakowhai Rocks the USA AndHow

Papakowhai unlikely base for US indie rock station ANDREA O’NEIL Everything may be bigger in Texas, but it’s not necessarily better – which is how…

Arrow FM launches new generation of radio play fans

Talent cauldron bubbles – Students in awards final PIERS FULLER Cackling crones and other Shakespearean characters were bought to life with the help of Arrow…

107.5Rocks Dunedin

Radio man seeks a friendly rooftop From his Dunedin man-cave Dave Ure broadcasts to the world, but he needs help from a higher place so…

Kaikoura’s Blue FM Sure Can Do

Bigger ‘can’ for Blue FM EMMA DANGERFIELD Never let it be said Kaikoura does not have its finger on the pulse of technology and progress….

Keri Country FM

Radio repertoire Sandy Myhre It is Christmas Day in 2010 and in a suburban home on a lateral road not far from the Stone Store…

2ZB Wellington 75 Years : Early Personalities

On April 28 1937, radio station 2ZB of the National Commercial Broadcasting Service began broadcasting to Wellington from atop Mt Victoria, overlooking New Zealand’s capital…

Feature Station 2YD Wellington Ambush

In 1937, the move from private radio to state regulated radio in New Zealand was gathering pace with the creation of a National Commercial Broadcasting…

Te Upoku o Te Ika : Wellington Maori Radio

Capital Maori Radio Station Turns 25 OLIVIA WANNAN The “Big kid” of Maori language radio stations is turning 25 and the party is about to…

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