venerdì 11 giugno 2010

New on RNZI - Papua New Guinea Radio

Media Release
Radio Heritage Foundation

RNZI Airs New Radio Heritage
Papua New Guinea Radio
75 Years On the Air

Join us from Monday June 14 2010 when we air our new radio heritage documentary about Papua New Guinea Radio on the Mailbox program from Radio New Zealand International.

It's 75 years this year since 4PM Port Moresby began its first commercial broadcasts to the largely unexplored territory of Papua New Guinea.

We take a look back at those early days, soon to be followed by an amazing variety of radio stations that filled the airwaves over the following decade.

You can listen directly via shortwave or audio on demand [for the following month] with full details of broadcast frequencies and times for your area and audio downloads at

You'll hear about the Armed Forces Radio Jungle Network, the Australian Army Amenities Service network, propaganda broadcasts from Rabaul, the shared command station 9PA and more about the signals on the airwaves of the mountains, islands, and jungles of this scattered archipelago in the south-west Pacific.

Just how do you go about broadcasting to the home of several thousand local dialects and languages when the only transport your station has available is the truck that empties the town toilets every night.

Join David Ricquish of the Radio Heritage Foundation for a fascinating story about early radio in Papua New Guinea and some enjoyable local music.

You'll also find the story of the joint command station 9PA, and guides to the AFRS Jungle Network and the Australian AAS network stations across Papua New Guinea at

Use our free Pacific Asian Log Radio Guides for full details of AM and shortwave broadcasters from around the entire region including Papua New Guinea.

RNZI's Mailbox program from Monday June 14 via shortwave and audio on demand with full times and schedules for your area now at

Radio Heritage Foundation is a registered non-profit organization connecting popular culture, nostalgia and radio heritage across the Pacific.

It's global website offers free community access to Pacific Radio Guides and other valuable resources.

Annual supporter packages start at US$10 and your donations keep this important radio heritage preservation and information project alive.