Norfolk Broadcasting History

Radio broadcasting began as a means of announcing incoming aircraft during World War II and then during the 1960s and 1970s and provided primarily shipping and aircraft news. Radio Norfolk has evolved into a service that now operates 365 days of the year.

In the early days of Radio on Norfolk Island, the station was situated in what is now the Office of the Administrator, inside the historical New Military Barracks.
Unfortunately, the station was decimated by fire in the 1970s and since then, Radio Norfolk has been housed in its current premises in New Cascade Road.

In 1999, with Australia moving into the digital area, Radio Norfolk installed a 10 metre satellite dish to enable the continuation to receive and relay overseas TV as well as radio services on their own dedicated frequencies and to allow re-transmitting certain services overnight at the time, while the local station was closed.

The station has been manned by both paid and voluntary staff, and provides a great mix of music and personalities for the community.