Radio New Zealand International, December 1, 2015

Radio National programme "Global Village", featuring the (great) music of Alain Toussaint.  Broadcast at 50 kw from Rangitaiki.  Received in Sydney, Australia, using a Nooelec RTL-SDR with R820T tuner, a Nooelec Ham-it-Up Upconverter, a 10 meter longwire strung inside, and SDR-Radio Console.

Radio New Zealand International: June 6, 2014

Many thanks to SWAA contributor, Greg Shoom, for this recording of Radio New Zealand International. 

Greg recorded this broadcast of RNZI from his home in Toronto, Canada on June 6, 2014, on 11,725 kHz, starting at 04:59 UTC, using a Sony ICF-2010 receiver with a Sony AN-12 active antenna.

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Radio New Zealand International: April 5, 2014

For your listening pleasure: three hours of Radio New Zealand International.

This broadcast was recorded on 9,700 kHz, starting at 07:59 UTC on April 5, 2014. This weekend RNZI broadcast includes Peter Fry's Saturday Night music request show--always a treat to hear.

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Radio New Zealand International: March 1, 2014

Mount Cook, located on New Zealand's South Island, is the highest point in the country. ( Source: Wikipedia )

Mount Cook, located on New Zealand's South Island, is the highest point in the country. (Source: Wikipedia)

For your listening pleasure: three full hours of Radio New Zealand International, recorded on March 1, 2014 starting around 7:59 UTC on 9,765 kHz.

This recording begins with the The RNZI interval signal: the charming and unmistakable call of the New Zealand Bellbird. Besides the music request show, Saturday Night, you'll also hear a documentary featuring The Beatles (and Beatlemania).

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Radio New Zealand International: February 22, 2014

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For your listening pleasure: three full hours of Radio New Zealand International, recorded on February 22, 2014 starting around 7:59 UTC on 9,765 kHz.

This recording begins with the The RNZI interval signal: the charming and unmistakable call of the New Zealand Bellbird. The first two hours of the recording feature the music request show, Saturday Night, followed by one hour of Wayne's Music.

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Radio New Zealand International

The New Zealand Bellbird (Anthornis melanura) provides the interval signal for RNZI (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

One of my favorite shortwave radio broadcasters is Radio New Zealand International. RNZI has authoritative news--with a focus on NZ and the Pacific islands--music, sports and their own unique character, though they operate on a very modest budget by international broadcasting standards.

The RNZI interval signal is charming and unmistakable: the call of the New Zealand Bellbird.

Fortunately, in the 3 hour recording of RNZI below, I caught not only the interval signal as the broadcast began, but also as it went off the air. This recording was made on March 14th 2013 starting around 8:00 UTC on 9,765 kHz. (You'll note news of the Pope.)

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Note to SWLing Post reader, Mike: I hope you enjoy these sounds from home!