Alternative Radio

RDU98.5FM since 1976

Exhibition and events charting 40 years of the South Island's longest-running independent radio station and its support for New Zealand music in Christchurch.

A great Canterbury story of survival and ingenuity creating a number of "firsts" for the Museum including live gigs, live music and live broadcasts in the Museum's Special Exhibitions Hall. With live ticketed performances by some of Christchurch's best-loved musicians, plus broadcasts from a purpose-built studio in the Museum and sessions just for kids, there'll be something for everyone.

In another first for the Museum, visitors can access digital content - audio, video, music and stories - through a free RDU App. Remember to bring headphones to get the most out of the audio content.

Alternative Radio: RDU98.5FM since 1976 is powered by Meridian Energy with generous support from the University of Canterbury Students' Association, NZI, Broker Web, the Rata Foundation and Christchurch City Council.

Event Registration

18 March – 14 August 2016
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