What is Borderless Radio © is Here
What do ABC Radio, Radio NZ, RFO Radio, Communications Fiji, KCCN-FM
and KUAM have in common?
Each features in our new Borderless Radio Rankings as being the top
radio websites from their countries when we've ranked them against
hundreds of others from across the Pacific.
Cutting the Pacific Free
© Radio Heritage Foundation Collection.
This is a fresh way of looking at local radio stations and brands in
a 'borderless' global digital marketplace.
Local market boundaries, AM/FM/DAB/HD digital licence areas and
frequency allocations are becoming increasingly irrelevant to
building communities of listeners.
AM/FM and Digital Radio trapped by geography
In fact, AM, FM and even the latest digital radio technologies are
trapped within geography, whereas online streaming into multi-system
digital receivers underpins the real radio revolution that's taking
You can now check how your favorite local radio station stacks up
against other radio stations across your town, city, radio market,
country and the entire Pacific region. You'll be surprised at the
Reports available include
BRR New Zealand,
BRR Top 1 Million
with others being progressively introduced.
And this is just the beginning. Over 400 separate stations are listed
in our new Borderless Radio Rankings and more will join them in the
We track radio heritage across time
We track radio heritage. From original spark wireless to AM to
shortwave to amateur radio to FM to digital to global wireless. Along
the way we protect and reflect the connections between popular
culture, nostalgia and radio heritage.
It's one reason why we've introduced the Borderless Radio Rankings.
Because we think it's important to break out of the geographical,
technological and historic chains that people associate with radio
broadcasting. Because we define heritage as anything that happened up
to a nano-second ago.
© Dene Lynneberg Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation.
In the midst of this radio revolution it becomes an even greater
challenge to record, reflect, protect and share the stories of the
people, places, events, business brands and radio stations and
communities that are so intimately involved with the changes taking
Radio Revolution challenges our ability to 'preserve & protect'
Radio history of the 1920's and other decades until FM was introduced
is comparatively easy to track because there are written 'records'
left in local communities. As more stations have come on air, more
memories have been lost.
In the digital era, audio, images and other content can be created
and destroyed in the click of a button. How will todays 'radio
heritage' be recorded, protected and made available in the future?
The Radio Heritage Foundation is making an effort to start by
recording what we can - and that includes attempting to track this
'future shock' as it happens in the new world of Borderless Radio
across the Pacific.
Please join us.
BRR New Zealand
BRR Top 1 Million