The story of Radio in New Zealand 1921-1996
Resounding Radio is the largest history project ever undertaken by Radio New Zealand. It was made possible by funding assistance from the Broadcasting History Trust. While parts of New Zealand's radio story have been told from time to time, this is the first comprehensive coverage extending over the period 1921 to 1996.
In making the ten part series, long-time producer Jack Perkins not only drew on archives sources but also recorded much new material. The eclectic nature of research undertaken for the series was demonstrated when 1930s NZBS broadcaster Lawrie Constable discovered an invaluable set of acetate recordings which laid fifty years in his London attic.
As well as providing lively and engaging listening, Resounding Radio also invites the attention of researchers. Please see the comprehensive list of contents with running times and sources.
We take much pleasure in recommending Resounding Radio as a valuable contribution to our 20th century history.
Archival Audio from: Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero
Sources and references
Blackburn, Adrian (1974) The Shoestring Pirates. Auckland, Hodder and Stoughton
Collins, Ken G. (1967) Broadcasting grave and gay, Christchurch, Caxton Press
Day, Patrick (1994) The radio years: a history of broadcasting in New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland University Press and Broadcasting History Trust, (forthcoming), Voice and vision: a history of broadcasting in New Zealand V.2
Downes, Peter Collected Papers. (private Collection).
Downes, Peter and Harcourt, Peter (1976) Voices In The Air: radio broadcasting in New Zealand: a documentary. Wellington, Methuen and Radio New Zealand
Gregory, R. J. (1985) Politics and broadcasting: before and beyond the NZBC, Palmerston North, The Dunmore Press
Hay, David Robert (1999) Broadcasting Policy Advice 1986-88: a critical evaluation of New Zealand's broadcasting policy framework, (Unpublished MPP thesis, Victoria University of Wellington )
Lemke, Claudia (1995) Maori involvement in sound recording and broadcasting 1919 to 1958 (Unpublished MA thesis, University of Auckland)
Mackay, Ian K. (1953) Broadcasting In New Zealand, Wellington, Reed
Sullivan, Jim (1987) A history of broadcasting news, Timaru, Radio New Zealand Archives
Tonks, Joy (1996) Bravo! The NZSO at 50, .Auckland, Exisle Publishing
Watson, Chris and Shuker, Roy (1998) In the public good? Censorship in New Zealand, Palmerston North, The Dunmore Press
Wilson, Helen (ed) (1994) The radio book 1994, Christchurch, New Zealand Broadcasting School, Christchurch Polytechnic.
Beatson, Donna (199?) A history of Maori radio, New Zealand Broadcasting School, Christchurch Polytechnic.
Downes, Peter, et al (1975) A history of radio (5 parts). Sound Archives! Nga Taonga Korero
Jensen, Owen A history of the YC Stations and the Concert Programme, Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero
Lee, Michael (1996) A history of radio news, 'Insight' documentary. Sound Archives! Nga Taonga Korero
Owen, Alwyn and Perkins Jack Spectrum documentary series 1972-1996, National Radio Sound Archives! Nga Taonga Korero
Rose, Maxine (1996), A history of the Symphony Orchestra, Sound Archives! Nga Taonga Korero
Sullivan, Jim (199?) The news before the news, Sound Archives! Nga Taonga Korero
Twenty-five years between (a history of radio produced in the early 1950s), Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero
Contents of the programmes
The contents listed by running time, detail of material and name of the person speaking, where applicable.