Chathams Radio Managers

Managers of New Zealand Post Office radio stations were in the early days referred to as Officers in Charge, then later as Superintendents, and finally as Managers.

Officers in Charge

JL DaviesJohn L Davies, 26 May 1913 – 1914. More

Ralph Stanley Wheeler, Timaru telegraph office, 1933Ralph S Wheeler, 24 May 1914 – 1916. More

WFC (Frank) WhitemanWFC (Frank) Whiteman, 6 September 1916 – 1917. More

LH (Les) SteeleLes H Steel, 8 October 1917 – 1918 and 1919-1920. More

Superintendents

pellow-a_80Alf Pellow, from 25 August 1920. More

ALM Wllis, first manager of the Awarua wireless stationALM (Les) Willis, from 16 February 1923. More

Unknown personT Gates, from 21 October 1926. More

Les Elliston, manager of Awanui RadioLJ (Les) Elliston, from 4 April 1930. More

Unknown personD McMahon, from 26 February 1933. More

CN (Chas) HairCN Hair, from 18 November 1940. More

JU (Jack) BonischJU (Jack) Bonisch, from 14 November 1944. More

Unknown personCR Wyllie, from 22 October 1952. More

columb-pj_80Patrick J Columb, 3 June 1953 – 1957. More

JF (Jack) RyanJF (Jack) Ryan, 31 August 1957 – 1966. More

Unknown personKW Walford, from 31 January 1966. More

Unknown personDC Boyes, from 9 May 1967. More

Dennis E HoranDennis E Horan, from 29 September 1967. More

Managers

Photo unavailableBrian J Donaldson, 1975 – 6 July 1981. More

Lester Price, Manager, Chatham Islands Radio, c1982Lester J Price, 21 September 1981 – 1985. More

Paul D Burke, 1985Paul D Burke, 11 Dec 1985 – 15 Feb 1989. More

Tai Rio, Chatham Islands RadioNN (Tai) Rio, from 16 Feb 1989 until the station closed in 1991.

Thank you to Stephanie Day for assistance with preparing this list.