Story: Radio

91ZM radio host Nick Tansley, 1999

Nick Tansley, one of 91ZM's 'The Morning Crew' along with Grant Kereama and Pauline Gillespie, is shown interviewing 'belly flop king' Murray Todd, on 3 November 1999. In the 1990s, following deregulation, large numbers of new commercial radio stations appeared. Many placed a strong emphasis on their local communities, as seen with 91ZM's 'Belly Flops and Bombs Competition' in Upper Hutt. Murray Todd, who was the winner, donated his prize money to Totara Park School. The sound file comprises two excerpts from their shows, featuring humorous singing and Nick Tansley attempting to interview a hen in a chicken coop.

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Upper Hutt City Library Heritage Collections, Upper Hutt Leader Collection
Reference: 1999 11 03 9

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Brian Pauling, 'Radio - The rise of private radio, 1970s to 2010s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

Story by Brian Pauling, published 22 Oct 2014