sabato 25 giugno 2011

New on RNZI - Papua New Guinea Radio Now

Media Release
Radio Heritage Foundation
June 25 2011

RNZI Airs New Radio Heritage
Papua New Guinea Radio Now

Join us from Monday, June 27 2011 as we bring you an exclusive review of radio broadcasting in today's Papua New Guinea - so much more than 20 tropical band shortwave radio stations - on the Mailbox program from Radio New Zealand International.

The program includes reviews of major Papua New Guinea radio websites, updates on the new radio licensing laws, how increased cell-phone coverage is opening up a rapidly growing youth market and some little known facts about contemporary broadcasting in this South West Pacific nation. 

You can listen directly via shortwave radio from RNZI in New Zealand, or audio on demand [for the following month] with full details of current broadcast frequencies [both DRM and analog] and times possible for your area as well as audio downloads at

Few listeners comprehend that Port Moresby, the national capital, now has a population approaching 350,000 people, a freeway system, a booming construction of high rise office and residential buildings, and that local radio listeners have some 15 separate radio brands to choose from along the FM dial....and even sponsored drivetime radio shows with local radio personalities.

Commercial radio brands such as FM100, Nau FM, Yumi FM and new arrivals, are expanding rapidly across the mountainous country, using the cell-phone infrastructure networks that are exploding on the back of a major natural gas, oil and mineral resources boom. Radio station profits grew by 30% in 2010 and a new national media framework is bringing modern communications and FM radio to the most remote villages.

The Kundu network with its dated shortwave radio stations, competing religious radio stations tangling the airwaves, new commercial stations, and a large base of local record studios churning out local popular music that feeds the playlists of Radio Morobe, Wantok Radio, Tribe FM and a growing number of other stations...this is just part of todays radio story.

So join us from Monday, June 27 2011 as we explore the contemporary radio scene in Papua New Guinea on the Mailbox program from Radio New Zealand International [].

You can also use our fully up to date guides to contemporary AM and shortwave radio stations in Papua New Guinea with free access to our PAL Radio Guides at our global website Use our Google Search to find more features about broadcasting in Papua New Guinea, including the AFRS Jungle Network, the Australian AAAS stations and much more.

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