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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…

Australian Antarctic Broadcasting Stations

By Bruce Carty The Australian Antarctic Division operates broadcasting stations, originally with 20 watt A.M. transmitters, (now F.M.), at each Antarctic base, to entertain staff….

4IP Ipswich: Promotional Postcards from the 1960s

Ron Williams has kendly sent us these promotional postcards that were given out by 4IP in the 1960s: All postcard images © Ron Williams

Shortwave Radio: Radio Australia, 1969

Shortwave Radio – Radio Australia, 1969Before the internet we listened to shortwave radio stations from all over the world.Published by dfirth224 on YouTube.

2UW Sydney Australia: A Video Tribute to the 1960s NEW-UW The Swingin’ Sound of Sydney

A tribute to Sydney radio station 2UW and its dee-jays during the late 60’s.Published by old45s on YouTube. > Read more about the history of 2UW…

Rare Film From The 1930s: 3BA Ballarat – The Voice of the Garden City

A glimpse into early Australian broadcasting, with a tour through Ballarat station 3BA, “The Voice of the Garden City”, then broadcasting on 1320 kc/s with…

4CA History: 1950s Inspection Reports

Read historical reports of Broadcasting Station Inspections carried out by the Australian Broadcasting Control Board on 4CA’s 1950s locations in Cairns, Northern Queensland, Australia. Grove…

What’s in the Air? A Radio Hunt

Westbury Enthusiast’s Catch: America, Sydney, New Zealand “What’s in the air?” This question by one Westbury wireless enthusiast to another provoked a radio hunt on…

Wally Coxon and the First Broadcast Station in the West

In common with other early broadcasters, the engineering staff at 6WF were concerned about unreliable night-time reception – with broadcast signals subject, at times, to…

World Record! Bruce Carty on 2CCC FM

In September 1993 DJ Bruce Carty on 2CCC-FM made an attempt on the world record for continuous broadcasting by one DJ. As can be seen…

Australian Radio Calls 1926

Sam Dellit writes: G’day Guys I scanned this little publication at the National Library on Saturday & thought you may like to see also. Two…

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…

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