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Category: Happy Days 1956-1969

Rare QSL from WSZD Ponape

PONAPE Eastern Caroline Islands WSZD – March 1967 Radio Station WSZD was a government owned broadcaster serving Ponape in the US Trust Territory of the…

New Buildings for KJQR & WSZO in 1969

Two Trust Territory Radio Stations Locally Designed Construction of two new radio stations in the Trust Territory will begin early this year. They are scheduled…

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…

KOA Building Tour – 1959

A tour of the KOA-TV and radio studios soon after their construction in 1959. Hosted by Pete Smythe with an introduction by Today Show Host…

Self Help are Cheaper! Cheaper! Cheaper! – Classic NZ Supermarket Commercials from the 1960s

If you were growing up in New Zealand in the 1960s, and listened to any commercial radio at all, chances are you will remember the…

Tuning in Radio Sarawak – Historic Film from 1961

The website of the Imperial War Museums contains this rare 1961 film about Radio Sarawak in Malaya. The film description reads: Information film about the…

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: Polka Party – 1961

Dick Sinclair was one of our first jocks. He was in that first class at Fox Film studios in 1943, went to the Mosquito Network….

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…

7SD’s Sunpolisher Club gave cousins a chance to star

By Mike Vanderkelen Like one of more than 100 listener clubs which mushroomed during Australian radio’s golden era, the Sunpolishers Club was a “must listen…

Retro Radio Dial: Idaho 1963

Share your own memories of Idaho Radio Frequency Call Location Owner   AM   540 KBRV Soda Springs JC Wallentine 580 KFXD Nampa Fletcher-Mitchell Corporation…

Retro Radio Dial: Texas 1963

Share your own memories of Texas Radio Frequency Call Location Owner   AM   550 KTSA San Antonio Sunshine Broadcasting Company 560 KFDM Beaumont Beaumont…

Blue Hawaii, Elvis and Hawaiian Radio in 1961

In 1961, Hawaii was into its second year as the 50th state of the union, the state wide population was estimated at around 642,000 from…

Undercover Radio

By Bill Hester A teenage boy in Hibbing was older than me then, and grew up a thousand miles from my home, but he could…

Radio ZJV Suva

Foundations of Radio Fiji by Len Usher and Hugh Leonard The first Fiji Broadcasting Commission was appointed in June 1953, as assumed control of broadcasting…

BBC Radio Station On Board Ship?

This article was first broadcast on Adventist World radio and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media…

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…

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