4SB Kingaroy: “The Voice of the South Burnett”

4SB logo detail © Cleve Costello Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation

Station 4SB is controlled by the South Burnett Broadcasting Co. Ltd. The studio is in Alfred Street, Kingaroy.

4SB broadcasting studio, Alfred Street, Kingaroy

Hours of Broadcasting: Monday to Saturday 6 am, to 11 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.. Wave-length: 283 metres.

John Beals Chandler, 4SB Director.
Founder of JB Chandler & Co, Brisbane
© Radio Heritage Foundation Collection

Directors: C. F. Adermann (Chairman), H. C. Muston, S. G. Darrow,. J. B. Chandler, E. P. Griffin.
Secretary: H. C. Muston. General Manager: V. F. Mitchell. Manager: G. H, Parker. Chief Engineer: B. Harte,
Assistant Engineers, R. F. Hambridge, R. Nicol. Apprentice, L. Rawson. Announcers: N. P. Horn, Miss T. Thompson

With its large power of 2000 watts, 4SB covers the rich districts of the Burnett, Moreton, Wide Bay and Darling Downs, and gives a clear uninterrupted radio reception of comprehensive programmes.

4SB relays the principal programmes from 4BC, Brisbane, including Friday night’s fight broadcast from the Brisbane Stadium, racing broadcasts, lectures by Dr. W. G. Goddard and other speakers. This is combined with market and weather reports and news services.

Current popular features broadcast from 4SB are: 4SB Radio Sunday School, Birthday Sessions, Trevett’s Musicale, Golden Sanctuary, Rebecca, Jack Davey’s Casting Bureau, Mystery of Darrington Hall, Irish Folio, Sopranos of the World, Bing Crosby Favourites, Voices in Harmony, For Richer, for Poorer, Victor Sylvester Harmony, Variety Programme, Harris Family, Songs of the Range, Comedy Capers, Twelve O’Clock Parade, Exclusive Story, One Girl in a Million, Eastern Caravan, Behind Those Walls.

G. H. PARKER: Manager, was for many years manager of the Townsville Branch of the Toowoomba Foundry Co. Ltd. He became radio minded, and has been associated for some time with both the commercial and broadcasting side of radio. He has been at the helm in Kingaroy for the past 3½ years.

4SB “The Voice of the South Burnett”, Broadcast Year Book and Radio Listeners’ Annual of Australia 1946-47.

Editor: C C Faulkner.

© Ray Crawford Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation.

Digital version of text, images and layout © Radio Heritage Foundation 2011.

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