Radio Ferrymead 1413 AM
Christchurch, NZ

taking music's past into the future

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

Telephone:    +64   (03)   384 5678


Postal:    Radio Ferrymead, PO Box 41177, Ferrymead, Christchurch 8247

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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, on 1413AM.

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 3.00 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 entering the foyer and watching through the foyer’s viewing window at the announcer speaking on air and playing the vinyl records. Children also have fun looking into the older style studio opposite and spotting all the things on display.

The Museum of Sound and Radio displays decades of early radios and radiograms, as well as an array of broadcasting industry equipment from all over the country.

The unique quality of Radio Ferrymead lies in its accessibility to its listener audience and to the Canterbury community.

 Celebrating 33 years of broadcasting in Canterbury

February 1991 – February 2024