Victorian Broadcasting Network 3TR Gippsland

3TR Sale Letterhead © Des Davey Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation
3TR Sale Early Station Logo 1934
© Eric Shackle Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation

A unit of the Victorian Broadcasting Network and of the Macquarie Network, 3TR Gippsland is included in most of their extensive major features. Excellent programmes are thereby assured and that is one reason why 3TR is widely listened to. Its transmitter is favourably situated and it covers the whole of eastern Victoria.

The modern studios of 3TR are well equipped and its transmitter is of the latest approved type with a vertical radiator and an elaborate earth system.

The programmes include many important National features and local artists and productions are not neglected. Indeed, a feature is made by 3TR of district broadcasts and live artist preformances in its studios at Sale and Bairnsdale. Most of the programmes are broadcast from the main studios at Sale and from the new studio at Bairnsdale regular transmissions are made.

STATION STAFF: MANAGER, E. J. Lewis; STUDIO MANAGER: W. Bennetts;

ANNOUNCERS: Andrew Strachan, Marjory Green, C. Hogben, A. McKirdy, P. Counahan; COPY WRITER, Miss D. Bowden; WOMEN’S CLUB LEADER, “Marjory May” (Miss Marjory Green).

EXECUTIVES: David F. Syme, Managing Director; Rupert A. Fitts, General Manager.

ADVERTISING MANAGER, Nevill Dixon.

PUBLIC RELATIONS, C. M. Hosking.

COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE: Cecil Corley.

ENGINEERS: Eric Evans, R. Schmidt, B. Walsh.

HEAD OFFICE: Broadcast Entertainers Pty. Ltd. “The Age” Chambers, 239 Collins St., Melbourne.
STUDIOS: Stawell St., Sale and Main St., Bairnsdale.
POWER, 1,000 watts. WAVE LENGTH 242 metres. 1240KC.

The three stations of the VBN promoted their advertising effectiveness to reach listeners across the state of Victoria
© Radio Heritage Foundation Collection

Victorian Broadcasting Network 3TR Gippsland, 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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