Welcome everybody to our Pacific Islands Radio Stations for
your free listening to our beautiful Pacific Island music, 24
hours a day, 7 days a week! Wherever you may be, please make
yourself feel at home, sit back, relax, and enjoy listening to
the soothing, melodious, enchanting and exciting sounds of
Pacific Island music. Music fulfills a need to communicate. It
gives expression to thoughts, ideas, beliefs and moods. It
connects us with our past and in doing so it arouses feelings
of joy, sorrow, excitement and serenity. Music is a language
that reminds us of memorable moments in our lives. Let us hope
that we experience all these wonderful things and much more in
our Pacific Island music.
Pacific Islands Radio
has been introduced in order to facilitate the promotion of island music
to a worldwide audience. This was undertaken as a consequence of a
foreseen need to allow the musical component of island heritage to be
made available to a wider audience.
The early music of
Polynesia) was composed of rhythm
instruments and vocals; they comprise mainly chants without any harmonic
structure and without any oriental or occidental influence. This early
music was very fundamental although some islands did use flutes and
drums to accompany their singing.
As there was no written language to record the history of the
Pacific Islands, it was our beautiful island music that provided one
essential record of our heritage and this was passed from generation to
generation. Besides the tales of migration and wars, the daily life of
our people was chronicled in our music.
The music comprises traditional chants of our gods, ancestors and
mythology, gospel music, the day-to-day music
including songs about the beauty of the sunrise, the sunset, the islands
and the people, not to mention the uniquely beautiful love songs with
their haunting lyrics and melodies.
Pacific Islands Radio is dedicated to promoting our beautiful
island music and our talented artists to the world 24 hours a day, 7
days a week. I should perhaps mention that we have at present four
Radio Stations, the first being Pacific Islands Radio FM mp3PRO Stereo
(FM 32 kbps) as well as Pacific Islands Radio 33K (24 kbps) and
Radio Melanesia 28K (16 kbps) in order to allow our listeners the option of
selecting the station of their own choice. The fourth Radio Station is
Micronesia Music Radio 33K (24 kbps) which features original, rare, traditional
and contemporary music from Micronesia. A further specialized Pacific
Islands Radio Station featuring exclusively Polynesian music will be going online shortly.
Pacific Islands Radio is very pleased to be able to say that a
collection of some of the most exciting and absorbing gospel music
from the Pacific Islands is now being featured on Pacific Music
Radio (FM mp3PRO Stereo), Pacific Islands Radio 33K (24 kbps) as
well as Pacific Islands Radio 28K (16 kbps).
With an extended running time of three hours, the gospel collection
has proved to be extremely popular and features music of a number of
very talented artists, inclucing Bata Teinamati, Betania Gospel Singers
and Emmaus Family Singers (Republic of Kiribati), Lia Osborne
(Fiji), Vanessa Quai (Vanuatu), Aoloau Youth Choir (Samoa) and The Auckland Pacific Gospel
Please monitor the Broadcast Schedule of the above three Pacific
Islands Radio stations for the availability and time of the Gospel
Music collection. At present, this exciting collection is available
every Sunday from 12 midday - 3pm Australian eastern standard time.