Radio Ferrymead 1413 AM
Christchurch, NZ

taking music's past into the future

Located in the Ferrymead Heritage Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, Radio Ferrymead broadcasts a variety of music spanning five decades, from the 1940s to the 1990s.

It is the only station in Christchurch that plays vinyl LPs and 45s, along with 78 rpm recordings and CDs. It is a rare resource for any person or group interested in learning more about New Zealand’s music history and seeing an earlier radio station at work, one based on an era when the AM band was the only frequency of radio in New Zealand.

The station broadcasts each weekend from Friday at 8.00am until Monday midnight, with live announcing Saturday and Sunday   The studio is open for public viewing on weekends between 10.00 am to 3.30 pm.  It is run entirely by volunteers who have a genuine interest in broadcasting good listening music. Tours can be arranged outside weekend hours upon request from interested groups.

Tourists and locals alike enjoy viewing the radio studios, the announcers on air, the vinyl record library (which contains over 120,000 records) and the Museum of Sound and Radio, which houses the world-class Dini  Collection of early music players and gramophones .The unique quality of Radio Ferrymead lies in its accessibility to its audience, the Canterbury community.

If you’d like to contact us, our details are:

Telephone: +64   (03)   384 5678

Postal: Radio Ferrymead, PO Box 190190, Woolston, Christchurch 8241


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