Link to Radio Heritage Foundation - radioheritage.net

The Co-operative Global Radio Memories Project



NZ Radio History: 2ZB Wellington 1120 AM

In April 1937, 2ZB began broadcasting to Wellington using a modern 1kW transmitter on 1120kc.

To celebrate, here are some images from deep in our vaults. These are just a few of our collection items.

2ZB is now known as NewsTalkZB and operates on 1035kHz.
image of Radio Station 2ZB is on the Way

2ZB is on the Way. Advert in the NZ Radio Record.
© David Lascelles Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation.


image of Radio Station 2ZB ad

2ZB advert, 1937.
© David Lascelles Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation.


image of Junipah 1ZB and 2ZB Ad

Advert for Junipah, sponsor of programs on 1ZB Auckland & 2ZB Wellington.
© David Lascelles Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation.


image of Radio Station 2ZB QSL

One of the first 2ZB listener confirmation cards issued in April 1937.
© Eric Shackle Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation.


^Top


Radio Heritage Foundation projects and activities connect radio, popular culture, history and heritage.

The charitable trust has been giving a voice to those involved in radio via our website since 2004 and will continue to do so.

We are inclusive of all visitors, regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, or disability and aim to connect people of all ages and cultures who love radio

We welcome a sense of wonder from the joy of listening via radio, and from memories retold for the enjoyment of all generations.

We prefer to use environmentally sustainable goods and services where we can afford to, and we provide free community access worldwide to our collections, published research, preservation and promotion activities in a completely paper-free environment.

© Radio Heritage Foundation 2004 - 2020

Email us

Sponsored by:
Link to Freeparking