Geographic Collection – Australia

4BU Bundaberg Broadcasters

In December, 1935, Bundaberg residents formed Bundaberg Broadcasters Pty. Ltd. for the purpose of operating 4BU. Commencing with seven advertisers, 4BU has grown into a…

Koalas, Kangaroos & Kiwis – The Australian Radio Listener Clubs

by David Ricquish A social phenomenon of the early days of radio was the listeners club that many stations established. As a means to build…

7HO Hobart’s Original

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2KY Sydney The Olympian

Emil Robert Voigt (1883-1973), an English born engineer, was one of the foremost pioneers of the fledgling Australian broadcasting industry in the early 1920s and the genius behind the birth of radio station 2KY.

2KY Sydney The Red

EMIL VOIGT: the man behind the birth of radio station 2KY by Robin Voigt Part 2 of 5 The Clarion Movement During the early 1900s…

2KY Sydney The Pioneer

EMIL VOIGT: the man behind the birth of radio station 2KY by Robin Voigt Part 3 of 5 The beginning of broadcasting in Australia He…

2KY Sydney The First

EMIL VOIGT: the man behind the birth of radio station 2KY by Robin Voigt Part 4 of 5 The first transmission Once built, the station…

2KY Sydney The Founder

EMIL VOIGT: the man behind the birth of radio station 2KY by Robin Voigt Part 5 of 5 On the move In March 1932 2KY…

3MA The Sunraysia Station

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5DN Adelaide

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7LA Launceston

Have more information about any of the 7LA staff listed in this profile [photos, recordings, memories or stories]?Please contact us and help build our on-line…

2CH Sydney

AWA Station 2CH Who’s Who at 2CH in 1946 Travelling by fast elevator to the top of the AWA building at 47 York Street, Sydney,…

The Vintage Radio and the Cow

In the 1980s, a band called The Sports wanted to know who listened to the radio. Well, cows do – at least at Alan Braid’s…

Darwin Anniversary

This article was originally aired over Adventist World Radio’s “Wavescan” program. Copyright to the author, Adrian Peterson It was around this season back in the…

VLR Lyndhurst Anniversary

This article was originally aired over Adventist World Radio’s “Wavescan” program. Copyright to the author, Adrian Peterson Australia’s First Government Shortwave Station It was on…

VLQ Brisbane Anniversary

This article was originally aired over Adventist World Radio’s “Wavescan” program. Copyright to the author, Adrian Peterson The regional home service shortwave station VLQ at…

Xmas Anniversary for VLI Sydney

This article was originally aired over Adventist World Radio’s “Wavescan” program. Copyright to the author, Adrian Peterson Christmas Anniversary for ABC Sydney on Shortwave –…

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…

2HR Hunter River

Operated by Hunter River Broadcasters Pty. Ltd., 2HR supplies the Macquarie Broadcasting Service to the Hunter River Valley. The station commenced operations on September 6th,…