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Radio Cook Islands was set up in the 1970s by the Government of the Cook
Islands broadcasting on AM 630kHz. It uses a 5kW transmitter but this has
had to be cut in half due to power costs.
The station is heard
via AM all over Rarotonga, the Southern Group islands and in the Northern Group only by
car radio's with wires strung between coconut trees. It is also streamed over
the Internet to be rebroadcasted via the FM stations on each island. So each
island is able to receive the station three ways (AM, FM, Internet streaming).
Radio Cook Islands
was privatised in 1996 only to go back to Government in December 1998. It
was then re-tendered and acquired by Elijah Communications in March 1999.
Radio Cook Islands has had to undergo much change since it was acquired by
Elijah particularly on the financial side, resources both human and
technical and towards the end of 2000 improving its content.
Radio Cook Islands has decided
to continue its commitment as the national station of the Cook Islands in
the absence of a public service broadcaster.
The main objectives of Radio
Cook Islands are:
NEWS - To be an immediate, comprehensive and responsive source of news for
the whole of the Cook Islands, overseas Cook Islanders and visitors
interested in staying in touch with the country.
CULTURE - To preserve and maintain the
Cook Islands culture.
LANGUAGE - To preserve and maintain the
Cook Islands language.
MUSIC - To promote Cook Islands music and support Cook Islands artists.
NATIONAL - Remain the public service broadcaster for the nation.
COMMUNITY - Support community events and initiatives.
Since August 2006, Radio Cook Islands' FM station
HITZ101.1 went to air. This station caters to the 15-35 year old market. It
is still being developed. This station is only for the local market, it is
not being broadcast online.
|MONDAY TO FRIDAY
6.00 Radio commences
6.20 Live Weather
7.00 Pacific News
7.15 Public Health (M,W,F) Internal Affairs (T,Th)
7.50 Welcome To Our World
8.00 Pacific News
9.00 Local News
10.00 Local News
11.00 Local News/
12.00 Local News
1.00 Local News
2.00 Local News
2.30 Interactive TOP 20 (F)
3.00 Local News
4.00 Local News
5.00 News Roundup
6.00 Public Health rpt
6.00 Radio commences
7.30 All Sports
7.00 Radio commences
7.15 Imene Tuki
7.45 Tua Maori
8.00 Story Hour
8.30 SDA Programme
9.00 Morning Report 11.00 Apostolic Programme
1.00 CICC Programme
Top of the Hour
All the news of the day
70% Polynesian Music
30% English Music
Talkback - CI Maori
Local News - English/CI Maori
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