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Category: Golden Age 1921-1939

Lure of the Trail – Programme 1 – National Park

NZ Department of Tourist & Publicity, 1939 In the late 1930s the New Zealand Department of Tourist and Publicity produced a series of radio programmes…

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…

Lure of the Trail – Programme 7 – Christchurch

NZ Department of Tourist & Publicity, 1939 In the late 1930s the New Zealand Department of Tourist and Publicity produced a series of radio programmes…

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…

Now The Philips Film

In 1931 The electronics company Philips gave the Dutch film-maker Joris Ivens the assignment for an advertising film with sound. The sound film was a…

Early Chinese Radio in Peking

Due to the absence of any local stations, residents with radios in Peking were not able to receive any transmissions except at night, when they could usually tune-in to broadcasts from the Shanghai and Tientsin concessions. Despite these limitations, radios were in demand amongst Peking’s expatriate community and were good business for the importers.

Chinese Local Radio in the 1930s

The Orient opens its heart to radio and in the footsteps of the American listening public, succumbs to the appeal of native amateur hour artists….

A Reception That Was Different

From The N.Z. Radio Record and Electric Home Journal, May 16, 1930 When His Excellency, the Governor-General, spoke in Wellington Town Hall on the occasion…

Australia Radio Dial 1931

Little more than a decade after the end of WWI in 1918, some 6.5m Australians in all states could listen to music, sports commentaries and…

Early Australian AM Radio – Queensland List

QueenslandGolden Age 1920 – 1939 State Era Call Sign Location On Air Broadcast Type Licencee Queensland 1920-1929 4CM Brisbane 1920 Experimental station Dr Val MacDowell…

Early Australian AM Radio – NSW List

New South WalesEarly Days 1890-1919 and Golden Age 1920 – 1939 State Era Call Sign Location On Air Broadcast Type Licencee New South Wales 1890-1919…

Early Australian AM Radio

This listing of early Australian AM radio stations and their owners has been drawn from material supplied by Bruce Carty of Radio Yesteryear Inc to…

KFSG Los Angeles – The Aimee Semple McPherson Station

Pioneer L. A. Christian Station Stops Broadcasting After 79 Years by Jim Hilliker ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW LOS ANGELES RADIO STATION Aimee knew in 1922…

KFSG Los Angeles – Radio Regulator Troubles

Pioneer L. A. Christian Station Stops Broadcasting After 79 Years by Jim Hilliker AIMEE’S TROUBLE WITH THE RADIO REGULATORS Besides the thousands of radio fans…

KFSG Los Angeles – Kidnapping Heard Around the World

Pioneer L. A. Christian Station Stops Broadcasting After 79 Years by Jim Hilliker THE KIDNAPPING STORY HEARD ROUND THE WORLD On May 18, 1926, Aimee…

Early Australian AM Radio – Tasmania List

TasmaniaGolden Age 1920 – 1939 State Era Call Sign Location On Air Broadcast Type Licencee Tasmania 1920-1929 7AA Hobart 192- Experimental station Trevor Watkins Tasmania…

Early Australian AM Radio – Western Australia List

Western AustraliaGolden Age 1920 – 1939 State Era Call Sign Location On Air Broadcast Type Licencee Western Australia 1920-1929 6BN Perth 1923 Experimental station A…

Early Australian AM Radio – South Australia List

South AustraliaGolden Age 1920 – 1939 State Era Call Sign Location On Air Broadcast Type Licencee South Australia 1920-1929 5BG Adelaide 1920 Experimental station Harry…

Early Australian AM Radio – Victoria List

VictoriaGolden Age 1920 – 1939 State Era Call Sign Location On Air Broadcast Type Licencee Victoria 1920-1929 AWA Melbourne 1920 Demonstration of music broadcast AWA…

The Voice of Australia

AWA’s VK2ME Sydney and VK3ME Melbourne by Dr. Adrian Peterson The almost forgotten anniversary! September 5, 1927 It was just 75 years ago that the…