Unsung heroes of CBA’s history

Two unsung heroes of CBA’s story are Jim and Bev Frankham. Jim was the driving force behind the formation of CBA 50 years ago… his family coastal shipping company, AG Frankham Ltd, owned the ship, ‘Tiri’, which Radio Hauraki used for their fledgling radio station, and from which the first CBA programmes were broadcast. Jim was the Chair of CBA …

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF CBA SHARING THE HEART OF GOD ON NZ MAINSTREAM RADIO

It’s 50 years since John Hawkesby and friends broadcast their first CBA programme from the Hauraki pirate radio ship, the ‘Tiri’. From innovative and audacious beginnings, CBA has gone on to produce thousands of programmes reaching hundreds of thousands of listeners. John, tell us again how CBA began… It grew out of a youth group coffee bar outreach in the …

The State of Faith

Luke Weston & Tash McGill kicked off our 12 hours of Good Friday programming on Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport this year. Their three hour show tackled a range of topics including the current state of Christianity in New Zealand with Dr Geoff Troughton & Professor Joseph Bulbulia, reflecting on the public discussion around religion with Rev Petra Zaleski and …

Faith and Parenting

Married broadcasters Sam & Julia Bloore teamed up once again this year to host the morning show on CBA’s 12-hour Good Friday programming on Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport. Sam & Julz discussed how to get your kids and grand-kids off of screens during the school holidays, which led to a fantastic chat with Stu Thompson of ICONZ (formerly Boys …

Jesus’ B-Side Stories…

Petra Bagust and guest presenter Pio Terei were on air on Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport from 12noon-3pm as part of our 12-hour Good Friday programme. Their show explored the great stories that have shaped our culture including the Easter story. They gave particular emphasis to the overlooked, the forgotten, and the misunderstood. We were pleased to have Chris Clarke …

Awe and Wonder

Wrapping up our 12-hour Good Friday programme on Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport, Rev Frank Ritchie and Jax van Buuren hosted a 3 hour show dedicated to marvelling at God’s wondrous creation. Their chat with John Cowan below typifies the tone of the programme where callers also phoned in with their mind-blowing facts about our world. Frank & Jax regularly …

Whostalk ZB 2018 Christmas special

It’s Whostalk ZB… Christmas radio like you’ve never heard before… The Christmas story, set in a modern Kiwi context, entirely in Dr Seuss rhyme, featuring Mike Hosking, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Leighton Smith, Stan Walker, Wendy Petrie, Robyn Malcolm, Sir Peter Leitch and an array of Newstalk ZB personalities.

Christmas 2018 Highlights

The best of our 2018 Christmas programming on Newstalk ZB, Radio Sport and RadioLIVE. This is just a sneak peek, there will be more highlights to come in January 2019. Made with the support of NZ On Air.