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Welcome to TAURANGA Village Radio MUSEUM INCORPORATED SOCIETY

Enjoy your day with Village Radio - tune in to Station 1XT - 1368kh on the AM band to re-live special events and moments, sing along to old favourites and recall memories of a musical past that's seldom heard today.

Village Radio is your nostalgia station and in keeping with our vintage status we broadcast on the AM frequency, which was all that was available in New Zealand before FM was introduced.
 
We operate from the Tauranga Historic Village and our volunteers welcome requests and chats to let us know you are listening and enjoying the unique programmes each volunteer announcer compiles. We play vinyl records mostly and have the fourth largest collection of nostalgic music in New Zealand which have been donated to Village Radio from Tauranga residents.
 
We broadcast daily and if you have a special preference check out the 'Programme Section' on the Home Page for the particular genre you prefer. Apart from these, the music goes round and round with nostalgic recordings from the 40's to the 90's each day for your pleasure.
 
OUR MISSION STATEMENT

To operate as a working museum bringing enjoyable, varied, musical programmes from bygone days in accordance with our Radio License/Charter.

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR 2022

With all the Christmas festivities over we look forward to 2022 as being, we hope the start of a better New Year.   We at Village Radio wish all our listeners a Very Happy and Healthy New Year.     Don't forget to keep those requests coming in (571-3710) all our announcers love to hear from you.  We have some 150,000 tracks in our record library so I am sure there is something for you all.  

COMMISSIONER ANN TOLLEY OUR LAST GUEST FOR 2021

Chair of the Government's Commission, to replace our former city councillors, Anne Tolley, was our studio guest on Monday afternoon, during George Stewart's programme. The interview covered some of the main issues facing the commissioners, when they took over from what has been described as "a disfunctional local body", following the resignation of the mayor, Tenby Powell. Anne also revealed the rather exciting plans for a totally rebuilt city centre, when the council buildings and the library are demolished .  These will include a new hotel on the former "TV3 " site, a museum, a brand new library, a "whare" and the end of car parking along the Strand. Mrs Tolley also shared the concerns of the business and local community, who are looking forward to some progressive and visionary people, who would be willing to stand as councillors next year, when local body elections are held once more. The Commissioner passed on her best wishes to our listeners for a Happy Christmas and New Year.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

All of the Village Radio Volunteers would like to wish all our listeners and sponsors a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR. We thank you all for your continued support.   On Christmas Day from 8-00am until 10-00am we have Peter Shaw 'live' on air so keep those phone calls coming in with requests or a chat. The rest of Christmas Day will be pre-recorded music from our Chairman, Steve Lambie, which gives our Volunteers time with their families.

HEALTH AND DISABILITY ADVOCATE INTERVIEWED

George Stewart’s Studio Guest this week (Monday 29 November) was the Western Bay of Plenty Health and Disability Service advocate, Emma Ngawhare. Emma provides free support to resolve concerns or complaints for people who may have received unsatisfactory or unresolved treatment from health providers such as dentists, hospitals, rest homes, home care providers, midwives or optometrists.    Emma explained that everyone using a health and disability service has the protection of The Code Of Health and Disability Services Consumer Rights. As an independent advocate Emma is available to anyone who wishes to make a complaint, if they feel their rights, dignity or treatment have been less than satisfactory.    She told our listeners that she can be contacted either at her office, at the Historic Village, or on the Health and Disability free phone line , 0800 555 050, or on the web site at advocacy@hdc.org.nz

KEITH SPOONER DIES AGED 98 YEARS

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of ex announcer, Keith Spooner aged 98 years.  Keith was one of the pioneers of Village Radio and did much in his many years as a Volunteer in the 80's. 90's and the early 2000 to promote us to many parts of the World, long before social media. In his later life he unforunately lost his sight so relied on his love of music to keep his spirits up.  I visited him on many occasions and we could talk for an hour or more about yesteryear nostalgic music, I will very much miss our talks.   The photo of Keith and Sheila was taken at one of Village Radio's Mid Year Christmas Parties.

LOUD AND CLEAR IN BERLIN

An avid radio DX'er in Berlin has tuned into Village Radio, after using the internet to access a special listening site in Rotorua, which is able to pick up Village Radio at perfect strength and quality.Gerald Puhlmann sent a detailed reception report to our technicians after listening to Kate Pollock and Jim Byrnes’s programmes on Wednesday morning, 10th November 2021. Complimenting them on an excellent choice of music.This is certainly the longest distance listener that has ever tuned into Village Radio, that we are aware of.  (Dx is Radio code for long distance Radio transmission).