Radio Polynesia celebrates 30th birthday with "Heat Wave Party"

By Soli Wilson 28 September 2019, 6:00PM

Radio Polynesia Limited celebrated its 30th birthday with a massive outdoor celebration at Matautu on Friday night.

Friday's 'Heat Wave Party' was held at Surfside Park, formerly known as Funway Park. 

The Managing Director, Maposua Corey Keil, said he hopes that the next 30 years will bring continued growth. 

The company flew in prominent DJs to pump up the evening's celebrations.

"We’re marking our 30th birthday for the radio station and so last year we brought one DJ, DJ Manchoo is the four time champion DJ in NZ," said Maposua.

"So this year, we decided to add another DJ, which is DJ Leva, Trevor Palupe Grant.

"His [mother] and dad are over here and he went Pesega School and we used to play together on Rock da Boat. So this guy here has been around for a while so I figured this year we should bring in two DJs.

"So we just want to have a party and basically that’s it."

The owner of Radio Polynesia, the late Maposua Rudolf Keil, started the station at Afiamalu in 1989. 

Since then the business has grown to now include several stations including Talofa FM, Magik FM, K Lite FM, Malo FM and Star FM.  

Asked about the highlights of the last 30 years of operations, Maposua nominated the growth and addition of four more stations to their original 98.1 FM.

"Competition is good, you know [because] everybody’s got a different flavor, the more choices everybody has the better they want," Maposua said. 

"We’ve got a few other things that we’re thinking of doing so, we’d like to keep that a mystery and if you listen to the radio we like to keep you informed but for now though it’s about celebrating our 30th birthday."

Maposua extended his appreciation to the event's sponsors for their collaboration to bring the birthday celebration to life. The sponsors include, Budweiser, Island Rock, Dawg Professional Audio, Bluesky and Light it up (QHF Lighting). 

By Soli Wilson 28 September 2019, 6:00PM

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