Geographic Collection – Australia

  • JJ

    2JJ 40th

    Double J : 2JJ 1540 AM : 40 Years – Holger Brockman Jan 18, 2015By Adrian Zorec on YouTube The audio here highlights the first hour of the official 2JJ broadcast from 1975 with a recent interview with the first voice on 2JJ AM which was Holger …
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  • LM

    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 stations in the medium frequency band were 4QL and 4LG at Longreach, 350 miles away. …
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  • History Preserved AWA Broadcast 500W Transmitter Model P5 Serial Number 1

    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 by Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Limited for more than a decade starting in mid-1961. Many of this …
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  • Falling in Love Over the Airwaves

    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 Anita and Humphrey Chang married after falling in love with each others’ letters, read out on Radio Australia. They were from …
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  • Australia Calling: 80 Years of International Broadcasting

    Australia Calling: 80 Years of International Broadcasting

    https://youtu.be/UwMJDHhDBYc 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 …
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  • No Propaganda Will Be Broadcast: The Rise and Demise of Australian Military Broadcasting

    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 military personnel in wartime and conflict situations. However, …
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  • Australian A.M. Radio : History Free eBook Edition

    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 edition of my book was 100 pages. My research is now 444 A4 pages. As a pensioner, I …
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  • GG

    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 Coast tuned in to its first radio station but strong memories of 4GG remain. The station was …
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  • Sunshine Coast Memories

    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 in population towards the beachside towns becomes apparent as tourism began to take off. Many …
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  • Australian Antarctic Broadcasting Stations

    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. All operators are volunteers. The A.C.M.A. denies that these stations …
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  • IP

    4IP Ipswich: Promotional Postcards from the 1960s

    4IP Colour Radio 1960s logo © http://www.radio4ip.com.au Ron Williams has kendly sent us these promotional postcards that were given out by 4IP in the 1960s: David Greenwood Gary Raynes John Knox Jim Iliffe All postcard images © Ron Williams Read …
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  • Shortwave Radio: Radio Australia, 1969

    Shortwave Radio: Radio Australia, 1969

    https://youtu.be/1OGvbMSF9V0 Shortwave Radio – Radio Australia, 1969Before the internet we listened to shortwave radio stations from all over the world.Published by dfirth224 on YouTube.…
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  • UW

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

    https://youtu.be/pOcKAKSBeSo 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 in our feature The Station All Australia Knows …
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  • Rare Film From The 1930s: 3BA Ballarat – The Voice of the Garden City

    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 500W of power. Published by Conniptions886 on YouTube. [This video appears to …
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  • CA

    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 Street, 1955 White Rock, 1957 Read more about the …
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  • What’s in the Air? A Radio Hunt

    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 Saturday night. It showed to what lengths amateurs may now …
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  • Wally Coxon and the First Broadcast Station in the West

    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 fading and/or distortion every few minutes beyond 50-100 miles (80-180km) …
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  • World Record! Bruce Carty on 2CCC FM

    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 from these clippings from the local press he was successful! Bruce Carty on 2CCC FM © Wyong Shire Advocate …
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  • Australian Radio Calls 1926

    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 items of particular interest to Kiwis is the mention of: (1) the temporary broadcasting station …
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  • Australian Radio Advertising Bureau: Instant Ideas No. 4

    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 Radio Advertising Bureau. QSL card from 2AY© Radio Heritage Foundation, Chris Mackerell …
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