ZBW Hong Kong

ZBW Hong Kong 1934
© Eric Shackle Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation.

The Hong Kong Broadcasting Committee operated Station ZBW on behalf of the Hong Kong Government.

This series of photographs from a listener QSL card issued in 1934 shows, from L-R, the grand piano in the main studio, the transmitter building and tower at Victoria on Hong Kong Island, and a look inside the technical facilities which included a Q Marconi transmitter.

At the time, ZBW broadcast on 845kc on mediumwave with 2kw power from the hours of 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 10.30pm daily.

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  1. Good Morning: May I use the three photographs of ZBW Hong Kong on your site for inclusion in a post I am writing about ZBW and radio services in Hong Kong in December 1941. Accreditation to you and reference to your site will, of course, be provided. Best regards, Philip Cracknell