Virtual Archive Project Guide

Welcome to the Virtual Archive Project, your global guide to everything possible about radio broadcasting in and about the Pacific.

Welcome to the Virtual Archive Project, your global guide to everything possible about radio broadcasting in and about the Pacific.

You can search by radio broadcaster, era, location, people and programs and technology. These are the main themes and you’ll find handy icons representing each theme alongside many of the individual stories, photos, sounds and images in this on-line archive. (Coming in 2005)

You can also just enter a specific name, call letter, location or date etc in our search area and go straight from there.

Here’s a brief introduction to each theme.

Radio Broadcaster takes you into the Pacific world of AM (medium wave radio), FM radio, SW (short wave radio), amateur (‘ham’) radio, marine radio, aviation radio, military radio, community service radio, communications radio, and internet radio.

Era travels more than a century from the Early Days (1890-1920), through the Golden Age (1920-1940), Dark Days (1940-1955), Happy Days (1955-1970), Quiet Revolution (1970-1990) and into the Wired World (1990-2005)

Location is a geographic journey visiting the Core (or traditional) Pacific, the secondary (or rim) Pacific and the Global Zone which has influenced radio in the Pacific.

People and Programs takes you into the world of thousands of people involved in Pacific radio and the programs that have become part of our daily lives. Here, you’ll also find news about our Top 100 Pacific Radio People and Top 100 Pacific Radio Programs contests for 2005.

Technology is where you’ll find stories and more about the role of technology and fun FAQ’s about radio. Read about our four new contests for 2005, where you help choose our Top 100 Ham Shacks, Top 100 Vintage Radios, Top 100 Radio Ships and Top 100 Tall Towers.

You’ll find that more material is being added all the time, so if your favorite radio station or place isn’t on-line yet, contact us and tell us. There are, literally, thousands of individual radio broadcasters to research and place materials about here, so we always welcome your contribution, your donation or your volunteer support to help share these stories of Pacific radio.

Thanks so much for stopping by, we hope you’ll enjoy your visit and come back often. Tell your friends about us too.

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