Join us from Monday, October 17 2011 as we bring you an exclusive review of radio roadcasting in today's Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands on the new Mailbox program from Radio New Zealand International.
The program includes reviews of todays radio scene on Saipan and Tinian, how changing economic conditions have impacted on local radio and the shortwave radio broadcaster that closed down this year after 27 years on the air.
You can listen directly via shortwave radio from RNZI in New Zealand, or audio on demand [for the following month] with full details of current broadcast frequencies [both DRM and analog] and times possible for your area as well as audio downloads at www.rnzi.com.
CNMI developed its first local radio station [WSZE] during the period of US Trust Territory of the Pacific status, after first being home to several AFRS stations during WWII including the famous KSAI Saipan.
Today, several commercial clusters have successful FM operations and a new commercial AM station KKMP recently began broadcasting nationwide.
International religious station KFBS recently shut down on the island, but the Voice of America, Radio Free Asia and Radio Australia continue.
You'll also hear a recent air check from KWAW Magic 100 FM and a taste of contemporary Micronesian music.
So join us from Monday, October 17 2011 as we explore the contemporary radio scene in the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands on the Mailbox program from Radio New Zealand International [www.rnzi.com].
You can also use our fully up to date guides to contemporary AM and shortwave radio stations in the CNMI with free access to our PAL Radio Guides at our global website www.radioheritage.com.
Use our Google Search to find more features about broadcasting in the North Pacific including KYOI Saipan, KRHO Honolulu and others.
(Media Release,Radio Heritage Foundation, www.radioheritage.com)