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Salient. Newspaper of Victoria University of Wellington Students Association. Vol 41 No. 3. March 13 1978

Radio Active Falls Out

Radio Active Falls Out

They really did it this time... the other commercial radio stations in Wellington who do top-10 rotations, coke and jeans ads and other forms of boring entertainment.

They listened to your radio station, the one you have a part shareholding in and when they istened they learnt a little.

Radio Active staffers tend to be ultra-para-[unclear: oic] as well as having other assorted idiosycracies and we have noticed that Windy have changed format partially, that 2ZM have started having guests at breakfast and that our playlist [unclear: is] also very popular on other stations.

We proved that there is a market for intelligent non-commercial radio in this city and everyone else is cashing in on it. For the last three weeks we broadcast what we thought was a tight professional music/ information format that would entertain and inform the greatest number of students.

Now we are off air: our licence ran out on Saturday and we take a break until August (perhaps). Just enough time for you to get bored with the others . . . again.

Sometime in the future Active will be transmitting permanently on an FM STEREO frequency but we need your feedback, criticism and help to get there.

We need you to announce, gather news, administrate and be technical. Now we have the physical necessities of a studio and transmitter we need people with initiative, ideas and imagination to put together a competent programme. It is harder to do than it sounds (excuse the pun) and the best example of this is a certain private radio station in Wellington which broadcasts more hot air than us.

So we had fun, learnt a lot about radio and were pretty pleased with your reaction but we do need you.

Please Help. Give generously of your time and talent and at least buy an Active 2XA 1260 t-shirt.

Call David, Ron, Nigel or Gary at Studass 738—566 or visit the studio.

Applications are now called for the Radio Active1978Announcers Training Programme

If you want to become a star dj call David or Gary at 738—566 or 767—296 or front up at the studio.

A student at Mexico University has written asking for pen pals in New Zealand, He lists no particular interests, but desires to learn about the New Zealand lifestyle, especially its education and culture.

If you are interested write:

Jorge Solorzano Escoto,

Laguna del Carmen 90,

Col, Anahuac,

Mexico, 17 D.F.