Radio 1XX , New Zealand’s last private commercial radio station, celebrates 50 years.
It was one of New Zealand’s first private commercial radio stations – and now it’s the last.
Radio One Double X (1XX) [1242AM plus some FM freqs.] in the Eastern Bay of Plenty is celebrating 50 years on air, after hitting the airwaves for the first time in 1971.
Since its launch, the community-driven radio station has won station of the year (non-surveyed market) eight times at the New Zealand Radio Awards.
It’s become a platform for local news, and the first point of call in a state of emergency.
Paul R. to ICDX-AM@group.io (2022-02-01)