Happy Days Radio 88.3 in Palmerston Otago and Waikouaiti at 88.3 plus our partner Whitestone City Music in Oamaru on 107.6 FM and Also Radio Sunshine at Clinton South Otago on 88.3 FM. We bring you all the best music from the 1950s through 80s with soft easy listening music of the 1990s to today. Our programme is designed for the 40 plus age group and has a rural flavour. In the main it comes from our studio in Palmerston and our areas will be serviced with local road reports, weather forecasts and community notices etc. All our staff are volunteers and our network is not for profit. We offer an opportunity to anyone who would like to try their hand at radio, it is fun and extremely rewarding.
Happy Days Radio was founded by Lawrence McCraw who has been involved with radio for over fifty years starting with his first pirate radio station at Homai College the school for the then New Zealand Foundation For The Blind in Manurewa Auckland. Later Lawrence in the 1970s operated a pirate station near Clinton known as Radio Sunshine. in 1976 This was closed down by the New Zealand Post Office who prosecuted Lawrence but was aquitted. This received much media coverage. Later Lawrence worked in commercial radio at 4XO in Dunedin for six years and he went on to found Classic Gold Radio in Ranfurly in 1990, Puketapu Radio at Palmerston in 1999 and now Happy Days Radio which went to air on 3 July 2017.