Story: Radio

HMV radio dial, 1935

HMV radio dial, 1935

This HMV radio dial from 1935 shows the wide range of radio stations available at that time. In addition to the New Zealand stations, listeners whose radios had good short-wave capacity could pick up many overseas stations at the frequencies indicated.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Gordon H. Burt Collection (PA-Group-00743)
Reference: 1/2-036768-G
Photograph by Gordon Burt

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Brian Pauling, 'Radio - The state takes over – the 1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 August 2022)

Story by Brian Pauling, published 22 Oct 2014