Sound Archives - Sarah Johnston

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:35 pm on 17 February 2016

If you have driven into Wellington from the Kapiti Coast you will probably know the sight of the RNZ transmission masts which dominate the skyline at Titahi Bay near Porirua. esterday the last section of the big 700 foot mast was finally demolished after it was found to have significant rust and corrosion damage last year. A smaller mast will still remain on the site. There had been a radio mast at Titahi Bay since 1937 - the original 700 foot aerial was the tallest structure in NZ right up until the Sky Tower was built in the 1990s. In today's sound archives slot, Sarah Johnston from Nga Taonga Sound & Vision is going to play us some recordings about the role this mast played in New Zealand's broadcasting history.