Welcome to Russell Radio – Channel 63 – Guardians of the Bay

Russell Radio was established in 1951 by a small group of local fishermen, led by Ritchie Blomfield and his wife Olive.

Since then it has continued to be run mostly by a team of local volunteers.

With our member’s support we help keep boaties, their families and friends safe on the water.

Our volounteers record their trip reports and respond should they need assistance.

Operating on our own channels 63 and 03 we broadcast regular weather forecasts, advise of navigational hazards and supply general information and advice.

Our VHF service covers the area from Tutukaka and the Poor Knights Islands in the South, to Knuckle Point at the northern end of Doubtless Bay, including the Cavalli’s in the North.

We operate 10 hours a day (9am to 7pm), 365 days a year.