Women Shopping Reporters

Women Shopping Reporters
© Beth Campbell Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation Collection

Women announcers were often found as ‘Shopping Reporters’ on the ‘women’s hour’ programs heard throughout the week on local New Zealand commercial stations in the late 1960’s, early 1970’s.

In this photo by renowned photographer Ans Westra, are [L-R] Beth Campbell – 2ZA Palmerston North, Jean Abley – 1ZC Rotorua, Rosemary Mills – 2ZG Gisborne, Lucette Joseph – 2XP New Plymouth, Merrin Shepherd – 2ZB Wellington, Patricia Bowater – 1XH Hamilton, Dorothy Buckle – 2XN Nelson, Gwynneth Perry – 2XB Masterton, and Mary Moodie – 1ZD Tauranga.

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