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Category: The 1970s

History Preserved AWA Broadcast 500W Transmitter Model P5 Serial Number 1

The AWA BTM-P5 was a 500 Watt broadcast transmitter manufactured in Australia in the 1960s. The P5, and its big brother the BTM-2J, were produced…

MAF’s Metric Moments : 14 Tales for Radio by Bill White

The lighter side of farm metrics with MAF’s Bill White. In 1972 New Zealand was changing to using the metric system of measurements. To aid…

Sunshine Coast Memories

Musical memories on the Sunshine Coast Backward GlanceSunshine Coast CouncilMay 2017 On the Near North Coast during the late 1950s and early 1960s, a shift…

AFRTS Archive: Roger Carroll – 1979

Roger Carroll and Los Angeles radio were the same thing. From 1948-58 at KABC and 1959-79 at Gene Autry’s KMPC. “KMPC was one of the…

Australian Radio Advertising Bureau: Instant Ideas No. 4

Travel back in time to the Australian mediumwave band in the early 1970s with the commercials from these 7″ sampler records produced by the Australian…

An Aussie DJ on Iceland Radio

By Bruce Carty After spending Christmas and New Year in London at 23 years of age, I visited Heathrow airport in 1973, purely for something…

New Zealand Radio Dial 1978 Commentary

Celebrating over 75 Years of Popular Kiwi RadioThe NZ Radio Dial 1978‘Generation X born to the sound of Popular Kiwi Radio’ As the first Generation…

Radio Stories From Papua New Guinea

This article forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. This material…

Rebel Radio In Espiritu Santo

(Note: this article was first prepared in March 1981 for publication in the New Zealand DX Times, but was not published at the time. It…

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