Late 80s, after Prebble’s 1987 broadcasting reforms opened up the airwaves.
So Port FM was probably the only thing stopping them from doing it earlier. Now there’s no Port, there’s no need for competition in local breakfast. Does anyone know if Hoops is still doing the Hokonui thing in Ashburton, or is that dead now too?
Not sure about Taranaki, but NZME have paper assets in Hawke’s Bay and Wanganui (the closest non-stuff/fairfax paper to New Plymouth). Both are printed in the Hawke’s Bay.
Tough call, but I’d say they hate anyone not living in Tasman for 20+ years equally!
Can be, but is not legal nor is it above board.
Not on 4XO is it? Dunedin has (in the 1990’s anyway), the highest number of radio stations in the country per head of population. It’s pretty much where radio was born in NZ. NZ’s oldest continually broadcasting radio station lives there (today, owned by MediaWorks I think).
Devices. Barely anyone listened to Student Radio by the late 90’s/2000’s. Remember Napster? Even by then it radio had done it’s dash (apart from in the car). Find a student-radio sales rep from the era, they’ll tell you.
With much shoulder-shrugging when the “on air talent” talks about downpours in Auckland, when out my window the sun has been blazing all day.
Owned by Allied Press, who own the local morning paper, CTV in Christchurch (now online only) and a bunch of littler papers in and about the South Island.
Top conversation guys, haven’t seen this thread lit up for ages!