Radio Ferrymead 1413 AM
Christchurch, NZ

taking music's past into the future


Studio News

Sunday morning from 10.30 until 12.30 you can phone in on  384 5678  for a request on You Ask, We Play .

Your music request will be searched for in our vinyl record library and set up ready to be played between 12 noon and 2pm the following Sunday on You Ask, We Play.

We enjoy playing your requests and bringing back those memories for you, so call in on Sunday.

We Remember

Past announcer, Gloria Fisher has died, age 94. Listeners that have been with Radio Ferrymead for many years will remember her music programmes that were themed to a certain common word in the song titles. Gloria was on the original committee of the Radio Ferrymead Listeners Club, which was an entertainment and fundraising wing of the radio station. She especially enjoyed orchestral and Hawaiian music. When Gloria joined the Radio Ferrymead request team she was teaching at Somerfield Primary School, the last in a long career of primary teaching positions  both in New Zealand and overseas. She was a very giving and caring person and worked well as part of our request team and later when she moved to announcing. She will be fondly remembered.

Featured Artist

Seventies sensational group, Abba, is featured with history and  music this Sunday at 2 pm on the programme Artist of the Week, with Noel.  

Free Service

Our Community Noticeboard is a free service for your non-profit organisation. Check out our Welcome page for the link. 


Presently we  operate from the Council’s Cranmer Building, with our Museum of Sound and Radio displays and studio broadcasting on 1413 Radio Ferrymead.

We are open to the public between 10am and 3pm Saturdays and Sundays. Come in and visit us at Ferrymead Heritage Park.

Radio Preservation Society Building

This building will become the new home of the Radio Preservation Society and Radio Ferrymead.

With the framing and walls completed in the museum end, now plastering and painting will follow. Floor coverings after that.
Due to an ever decreasing funds for the new building project, we are splitting the museum area into two areas, Gallery and Display.
We will complete the Gallery area first, while the other half of the area can be used as storage.

The overhead connection from our new studios to our distant transmitter site has been delayed, due a decaying telephone pole. Permission for its replacement has been given at a recent meeting of  the Ferrymead Park Trust. A private company has put the end of the month as a date when they will lift the old pole and replace it with the other, then hopefully work can progress towards wiring Radio Ferrymead up for broadcasting from its new studios.