domenica 25 luglio 2010

New on RNZI - Papua New Guinea 1950's

Media Release
Radio Heritage Foundation

RNZI Airs New Radio Heritage
Papua New Guinea Radio
Tension In the Air 1950's

WELLINGTON [NZ] Join us from Monday July 26 2010 when we air our second radio heritage documentary about Papua New Guinea Radio on the Mailbox program from Radio New Zealand International.
In the second of our current series exploring radio in Papua New Guinea, you'll hear about how Indonesian stations forced the Australian administration to begin opening new local stations to counter their propaganda broadcasts in the 1950's.
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 conflict between the ABC and the local colonial administration, and why for many years, the local stations all broadcast with low power and on very low shortwave frequencies.
The rush to get some stations like Radio Wewak on air was such that proper studios and offices followed some 12 years after they went to air.
Radio Kerema and Radio Daru were located just to the north of Far North Queensland in northern Australia, and you'll hear why both stations were amongst the first local stations on the air.
Just how close did the religious missions of Papua New Guinea come to establishing a strong commercial shortwave and AM radio network in the mid-1960's.
Join David Ricquish of the Radio Heritage Foundation for the fascinating story of 1950's and early 1960's radio in Papua New Guinea and some enjoyable local music.
Use our free and recently updated 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 July 26 via shortwave and audio on demand with full times and schedules for your area now at
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The global website offers free community access to Pacific Radio Guides and other valuable resources including features and photos of radio in Papua New Guinea.
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