Month: July 2009

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Radio 1XX and the Beatles connection

Local Bay Of Plenty radio station Radio 1XX has produced a segment for The Beatles Basement with Archer – a worldwide syndicated Beatles radio show heard on over 100 radio stations in the USA and on a dozen stations around the world. The segment is presented by Radio 1XX afternoon host Mark Eagle and produced...


Radio rape incident fallout continues. Kyle dumped from Idol

UPDATED: Australian media are reporting that Network TEN are to dump Kyle Sandilands from his position as Judge on Australian Idol.  Simon Fuller reportedly felt the “rape radio” incident risked damaging Idol’s international brand. Yesterday Austereo announced the Kyle and Jackie O radio show had been suspended indefinitely. In a statement released this evening Austereo...


Te Reo weather on TVNZ

To mark Maori Language Week the place names on TVNZ’s weather maps have been translated into Te Reo. “We have included Maori place names on weather maps as a way of marking the week and recognising NZ’s other official language”, says TVNZ’s Head of News and Current Affairs, Anthony Flannery. “ONE News presenters Wendy Petrie...


George FM Cranks it up

Come in Titirangi! Come in Albany! Come in parts-of-Parnell-where-reception-used-to-drop-out-occasionally! Gone are the days of George FM reception getting scratchy in places, or getting lost in the static as you leave Central Auckland. They’ve twiddled the knobs, tweaked the dials, untangled the wires and cranked the dial to full power on our 96.8FM frequency in Auckland....


Paul Henry to interview Helen Clark in New York

TVNZ’s Paul Henry is travelling to New York today to catch up with former Prime Minister Helen Clark and find out how’s she’s fitting in at the United Nations; what she’s actually doing there; and how she’s coping with life in America’s biggest city. The former PM will join Paul for the entire programme as...


TVNZ Correspondent to appear on US media show

TVNZ’s USA Correspondent, Tim Wilson appears in a brand new TV show reviewing the news media’s performance. The Media Project is a US show made by the producers of Mike Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 and hosted by Emmy Award winning journalist Gideon Yago (CBS News, MTV). It screens in NZ on TVNZ 7 and takes a...