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Neat video clip

klc1, May 17, 6:02 am

Yes I do. LOL

Radio AVon 1260 :) Sung in my best radio avon commercial

queensharon1, May 17, 9:10 am

Yep, was my Radio Station at the time!

jessie981, May 17, 9:12 am

I loved Radio Avon! I remember 'Muzza in the Mornings' (Murray Inglis) when I first came to live in Christchurch in the early 1970s.

letitia, May 17, 1:49 pm

Actually it was Radio Avon 1290 Christchurch City Morrie or laurie Shonihan or som
ething like that

starskey, May 17, 6:14 pm

Radio Avon started on 1290kHz then shifted to 1260. There was also a rival station at the time called Radio Nova "Top Banana" !

family007, May 17, 7:45 pm

I just watched the video of radio avons lucky five dollar note!

family007, May 17, 7:57 pm

they ran some pretty cool events back in the late 70s. A walk on water competition held at the Groynes; a pedal car race on a stretch of the Summit road (I think) . Sigh.

klc1, May 17, 8:33 pm

Wasn't that where Rick ditch burn worked.

jamie2016, May 18, 10:18 am

Murray Ingles turned 72 last week and still on Radio up north. Ric Ditchburn is back in Aussie and I think still working but he was ill at one point. Lee Hanner (spelling) was another dj but I don`t know where he went.

kayjoh, May 18, 10:50 am

I used to like Allan Dicks talkback and he used to be in competition with George Balani on ZB. Both made me laugh.

cassina1, May 18, 12:20 pm

Mike Houlahan was another announcer I recall. Phil O'Brien also - he is now with Radio NZ National.

klc1, May 18, 11:35 pm

Now I'm singing "Radio Avon 1290 Christchurch City"

bookwormzonline, May 18, 11:46 pm

Yes I do! I did work experience there while I was at High School and I still have the awesome reference I got from them! That's a memory from the past!

mytime2shop, May 19, 7:51 am

Alan Dick was the best radio talkshow host in those days. Used to love listening. Definitely the radio station I have the most fond memories of.

thebuzzyone, May 21, 7:01 am

yes I loved it too won tickets for John Rowles concert. Happy memories

boop2, May 26, 6:22 am

Oh Lee Hanner. Had a big crush on him when I was a teen. I used to go to bed with the transistor on listening to him. At the end of the show he would say 'goodnight Princess' and I believed he was talking to me! I think it turned out that princess was his dog.

pig-gal, May 31, 7:19 am

interesting thread. brings back old memories. not sure if it was on avon but the childrens hour was my favourite. little toot, flick the fire engine etc. used to be gutted if i slept through it and had to wait another week. lol.

treecave, May 31, 9:32 pm

I think this was on the 3ZB station, rather than Radio Avon. Like you I have fond memories of the children's hour.

klc1, Jun 1, 12:58 am

Lee Hanner was selling real estate for Harcourts at one stage a few years ago not sure if still there

piker55, Jun 3, 10:04 pm

muzza in the morning. met him once great guy. loved his stunt when he locked himself in the studio. best morning radio i have ever heard and probley ever will with all the PC crap these days. must see if i can find him on the radio up north.still my favourite announcer of all time.

muzza147, Jun 3, 10:45 pm

He sure had a great radio voice!

pig-gal, Jun 4, 12:43 am

kayjoh, Jun 4, 5:30 am

Muzza was also called "the Mouth of the South" while he was with Radio Avon.

klc1, Jun 4, 6:28 am

hi,yes has there been another voice as good on nz radio?i cant remember one,what a great lineup they had at avon in those days. great days in radio.

muzza147, Jul 8, 3:29 pm

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