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4LM Mount Isa – 1960s

A 1960s view of the 4LM building and surrounds, Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia. Photo supplied by Al Kirtin (4KZ)

AWA BTM P-5 Transmitter #1

The nameplate of AWA BTM P-5 broadcast transmitter, serial number 1.Made in 1961 this transmitter saw service at stations 4LM, 4GC, 4KZ and 4AY before…

KVZI 97.9 Roi Radio

KVZI Roi NamurAerial photo of facilities(from http://www.angelfire.com/rock3/kvzi/)

XWRA On The Air

William Casson writes: The above picture, from the Army Signal Corp, shows my dad, we believe, sitting at the table. He served in Merrill’s Mauraders…

WKLI Fukuoka 1946

Jeff Klepper writes: My late father, Larry Klepper, served in the US Army Air Corps, 1945-46, and he worked at WKLI in Fukuoka toward the…

The Pacific Ramblers in the studio of KTOH Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii – 1945

Dale Halleron writes: I have a picture from inside the studio in 1945. My dad and some other guys playing music live on the air…

Radio Station WVTG Biak 1944/45

Seth P. Washburne writes: I am the historian for the U.S. Army Air Corps 13th Troop Carrier Squadron, nicknamed “The Thirsty 13th,” which from November…

Radio Station KIBS Canton Island 1952

Glenn Carpenter, who grew up on Canton Island in the 1950’s where his father was also announcer on KIBS Radio, has shared this earlier photo…

KVZI Roi-Namur

KVZI-FM broadcast at 97.9 FM in the 1970’s on Roi-Namur island, near Kwajalein, in the Marshall Islands, then part of the US Trust Territory of…

Radio Station KIBS Canton Island Studio Building

This vintage Kodachrome Transparency dates from around 1952. Radio Station KIBS provided entertainment on isolated Canton Island for the staff of the mid-ocean jet re-fuelling…

4WK Warwick Mouth Organ Band

Of course 4WK had a Mouth Organ Band… after all, it was through their termite ridden studio floor that the station piano once fell… this…

3BA Ballarat Sunshine Singers

Australian radio station 3BA Ballarat supported the Sunshine Singers. Here they are pictured at Lorne in Victoria on January 24, 1938. At the time, 3BA…

KHBC Hilo 1936

We recently ran a competition celebrating 50 years of Hawaiian statehood. Readers were asked a number of questions about KHBC Hilo as featuring in our…

The Golden Umbrella

In the early 1980’s, several AM stations in northern NSW and SE Queensland [Australia] established a joint sales and marketing brand called ‘The Golden Umbrella’…

KCCN Hawaiian Radio

KCCN Honolulu 1420 AM was one of the most popular radio stations in the Hawaiian islands. It broadcast Hawaiian music and culture and has since…

WVTF Hollandia 1944

An early view of the first headquarters for the AFRS Jungle Network in WWII. WVTF was located at Hollandia in the Dutch East Indies [now…

Magnecorders, FBC Suva

Senior Technician Bill McMillan works a bank of Magnecorders in the main control room of the new Broadcasting House, Fiji Broadcasting Commission, Suva, Fiji in…

Isareli Racule, FBC Suva

Isareli Racule was the first head of the Fiji section, Fiji Broadcasting Commision in 1954. Here, he broadcasts to the crown colony from studios in…

3ZB 21st Anniversary

This photo of the 3ZB Christchurch [New Zealand] staff was taken for the 21st anniversary of the station and appears in the souvenir booklet printed…

Women Shopping Reporters

Women announcers were often found as ‘Shopping Reporters’ on the ‘women’s hour’ programs heard throughout the week on local New Zealand commercial stations in the…

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