The Golden Age of Radio in the Home

Primarily concerned with the radio industry of the 1923-1960 period, and illustrated by around 700 photographs, this comprehensive book tells how broadcasting brought news and entertainment into the home. The book also documents some of the history of radio manufacturing in New Zealand.

Surprisingly, the country’s radio industry was quite advanced in pre-war days and this book should appeal to anyone with an interest in industrial archeology.

Imported products initially formed the bulk of radio receivers sold in New Zealand and information on many well-known imported sets is included. Names such as Atwater Kent, Crosley, De Forest, His Master’s Voice, Majestic, Philco, Philips, Pye, RCA, Stewart Warner, Ultimate and Zenith will bring back memories. Although written mainly for the benefit of collectors of old radios, this book will also have an appeal to anyone old enough to remember radio’s Golden Age.


John W Stokes

Hard Cover 300x210mm

168 Pages

ISBN 0-908629-52-4