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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 4 (July 1, 1939)

The “New Zealand Listener.” — New Radio Magazine

The “New Zealand Listener.”
New Radio Magazine.

For a long time, there has been a crying need for a really authoritative journal giving complete information on the programmes that are daily presented from National and Commercial stations for listeners. When the first copy of “The Listener” appears at the end of June, it will go into the homes of the 317,000 licence-holders in this country. And it is safe to say that it will function as the first real guide to broadcasts this country has had. It covers the broadest possible field of listening. For music-lovers, there will be news of their favourite artists and orchestras; sporting enthusiasts will be told of the latest sports activities; there will be a special section of interest to all men on the land; and there will be news for women, for play-lovers, for those who like talks, and even for the younger members of the family.

Listeners, whatever their taste, will find no difficulty in locating their favourite sessions, for by a system of quick reference charts, a summary of the week's programmes may be seen at a glance.

It has always seemed a pity that interesting talks are not preserved in more tangible form. “The Listener” will, from the beginning, publish the more interesting of the broadcast material which will be worthy of perusal even after the talk itself has been presented.

The first issue of the journal will go to 380,000 homes in New Zealand—indeed, it is safe to anticipate that it will go where other newspapers and magazines in this country have never penetrated—and subsequent issues may be ordered through money-order-offices or booksellers. Through money-order-offices the magazine may be secured post free.

This will be found to be the paper for which every listener and his family have been waiting.