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Warren Fahey Presents Yesterday’s Australia

A Collection of Early Australian Radio & Musical Hall Nostalgia This collection of CDs was donated to the Radio Heritage Foundation by Warren Fahey. Click…

The Early Days of 2KO Newcastle

The material used in this history has come from scrapbooks and transmitter logs held by 2KO, photos and documents provided by the families of Jim Cowan, Ken Greenhalgh, Max Spitzkowsky, Harold Whyte and previous staff members Rob Cornwell, Ron, Dorothy and Len Daley, Reg and Judy Davis, Ron Hurst, Roy Nielson, Russell Thornton and Allan Whyte.

ABC Radio Darwin 8DR on Shortwave

After Cyclone Tracy devasted the Northern Territory city of Darwin in Australia, authorities turned to shortwave radio to help coordinate the mass evacuation of the city.

RAAF Radio Butterworth 1960-1987

This small book was published in 1987 to mark the closure of RRB, RAAF Radio Butterworth, which had served the RAAF base, located in Butterworth, Malaysia, on 1445 kHz since 1960.

It’s Always Show Time at 2CH

Brochure from station 2CH, Sydney, Australia.

Australian “Broadcasting and Television Year Book” 1958

This first edition of the Broadcasting and Television Year Book has been produced by the company and personnel responsible for the fortnightly appearance of Broadcasting…

Gippsland Radio Heritage

In 2002 radio station 3BBR-FM, West Gippsland Community Radio Inc, located in Drouin, Victoria, Australia, produced two radio programs on the radio history of the…

900 2LM – 60th Birthday Special

September 1996 In 1996 Australian radio station 2LM, in Lismore, NSW, celebrated their 60th birthday with this special broadcast: This audio was kindly donated by…

Traveller’s guide to ABC Radio

A handy guide to Australia’s ABC Radio frequencies.

4AT Atherton

Five miles east of Atherton and about midway between Yungaburra and Malanda, the road crosses Gwynne Creek. Close by, on a 60 acre low lying…

The Story of Hutt River Radio

Australia’s Best Known MicroNation is no More Several recent news reports tell us that the half century old Hutt River Principality, a self proclaimed independent…

2JJ 40th

Double J : 2JJ 1540 AM : 40 Years – Holger Brockman Jan 18, 2015By Adrian Zorec on YouTube The audio here highlights the first…

4LM Mount Isa – Queensland, Australia

The growing Northwest Queensland mining town of Mount Isa had by 1958 a population approaching 15,000 but radio reception was virtually non existent. The nearest…

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…

Falling in Love Over the Airwaves

The couple who fell in love over the ABC’s Radio Australia more than 50 years ago Michael Vincent Dec 15 2019 They were from two…

Australia Calling: 80 Years of International Broadcasting

On December 20, 1939, Prime Minister Robert Menzies announced Australia’s first international broadcast service. From radio, to TV, digital, mobile, social and streaming we have…

No Propaganda Will Be Broadcast: The Rise and Demise of Australian Military Broadcasting

By Martin HadlowMedia International AustraliaNo. 150 — February 2014 Radio broadcasting has played an important role as a medium of information, news and entertainment for…

Australian A.M. Radio History : Free eBook Edition

The author of the book “Australian Radio History”, Bruce Carty, writes to us: “My health has resulted in having to cease my research. The last…

4GG Gold Coast: The Showbiz Radio Station of Australia

Radio station 4GG’s thrilling ride to success By Andrew PottsGold Coast Sun – CentralJanuary 2014 It has been more than 46 years since the Gold…

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…

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