Digital Broadcasters Vendor News thanks radioheritage.net for news of changes in AM broadcasting in New Zealand.
The changes are part of expansion of the Radio New Zealand AM Network.
Changes are as follows:
576 Hamilton: NZ's Rhema to move here ex 855. 657 Tauranga New, expected on air shortly. Will carry AM. Network and Southern Star Network // Wellington 657. 855 Hamilton ex NZ's Rhema, new arrangements TBA. 1026 Invercargill NZ's Rhema to move here ex 1404. 1314 Invercargill New, expected on air shortly. Will carry AM Network and Southern Star Network ex 1026. 1368 Tauranga 1XT Village Radio expands hours to M-F 2100-0300 UTC, Sat-Sun 2000-0400 UTC. Power remains 1kW. No DX tests outside these hours permitted because two currently silent stations are allocated 1368 as well. Strange decision? 1404 Invercargill ex NZ's Rhema, new arrangements TBA. 1494 Hamilton New, expected on air shortly. Will carry AM Network and Southern Star Network ex 576.
This should leave 855 Hamilton and 1404 Invercargill silent, but these frequencies may be leased to other stations.
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