Retro Radio Dial: 1988 Australia South Australia/NT AM Radio

Kenwood R600 receiver

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FrequencyCallLocation Owner
531 5UV Adelaide   Radio 5UV University of Adelaide
639 5CK Port Pirie   ABC Regional Radio
657 8DR Darwin NT ABC Regional Radio
675 8KN Katherine NT ABC Regional Radio
684 8TC Tennant Creek NT ABC Regional Radio
693 5SY Streaky Bay   ABC Regional Radio
729 5CL Adelaide   ABC Radio National
747 8JB Jabiru NT ABC Regional Radio
765 8DNtKatherine NT Darwin Broadcasters Pty Ltd
783 8AL Alice Springs NT ABC Regional Radio
801 5RM Renmark   River Murray Broadcasters Ltd
891 5AN Adelaide   ABC Metropolitan
900 8HA Alice Springs NT Alice Springs Commercial Broadcasters Pty Ltd
972 5DN Adelaide   5DN Macquarie
990 8GO Gove NT ABC Regional Radio
1044 5CS Port Pirie   Coast & Country Broadcasting Services Pty Ltd
1125 5MU Murray Bridge   Murray Bridge Broadcasting Company Ltd
1161 5PA Naaracoorte   ABC Regional Radio
1197 5KA Adelaide   5KA Broadcasters Pty Ltd
1242 5AU Port Augusta   5AU Broadcasters Pty Ltd
  8DN Darwin NT Darwin Broadcasters Pty Ltd
1296 5SE Mt Gambier   Southern Cross Broadcasters Pty Ltd
1323 5AD Adelaide   Southern States Broadcasters Ltd
1386 5AA Adelaide   Festival City Broadcasters Pty Ltd
1485 5LN Port Lincoln   ABC Regional Radio
1584 5WM Woomera   ABC Regional Radio
  5MG Mt Gambier   ABC Regional Radio
1593 5MV Renmark   ABC Regional Radio
1602 5LC Leigh Creek South   ABC Regional Radio

“t” = translator [additional frequency used, usually lower powered than the main frequency and used to extend coverage of the station in another location]

It Happened in Australia in 1988

Bicentennial 1788-1988  
Population Australia 16.687m
  NSW 5.752m
  Victoria 4.295m
  Queensland 2.781m
  WA 1.559m
  SA 1.412m
  Tasmania 0.453m
  ACT 0.274m
  Northern Territory 0.161m
Governor-General Australia Ninian Stephen
Governor NSW Air Marshall Sir James Rowland
  Victoria Davis McCaughey
  Queensland Peter Arnison
  WA Gordon Reid
  SA Sir Donald Dunstan
  Tasmania Sir Phillip Bennett
Administrator Northern Territory Eric Johnston
Prime Minister Australia Bob Hawke
Premier NSW Barrie Unsworth/Nick Greiner
  Victoria John Cain
  Queensland Mike Ahern
  WA Brian Burke/Peter Dowding
  SA John Bannon
  Tasmania Robin Gray
Chief Minister Northern Territory Stephen Hatton/Marshall Perron
Miss Australia Caroline Lumley
Miss Universe Australia Vanessa Gibson
Gold Logie Award Kylie Minogue
NSW Rugby League Champion Canterbury
VFL Champion Hawthorn Hawks
Rugby League World Cup Winner Australia
1988 Olympic Games  

Favorite Movies of 1988: Your Personal Collection

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

The Accidental Tourist

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Bull Durham

Landscape in the Mist

Rain Man

Die Hard

The Thin Blue Line

The Vanishing

A Fish Called Wanda

Top 20 Singles

Rank Singer Song
1 Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes[I’ve Had] The Time of My Life
2 Robert Palmer Simply Irresistible
3 Cheap Trick The Flame
4 Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
5 Kylie Minogue I Should be so Lucky
6 Fairground Attraction Perfect
7 Louis Armstrong What a Wonderful World
8 Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up
9 John Farnham Age of Reason
10 Crowded House Better Be Home Soon
11 Belinda Carlisle Heaven is a Place on Earth
12 Rick Astley Whenever You Need Somebody
13 Cheap Trick Don’t be Cruel
14 Bobby McFerrin Don’t Worry, Be Happy
15 The Time Lords Doctorin’ the Tardis
16 Pat Benetar All Fired Up
17 George Harrison Got My Mind Set on You
18 Kylie Minogue Got to be Certain
19 George Michael Faith
20 Phil Collins A Groovy Kind of Love

Top 5 Music Hit Music Albums: Your Personal Collection

Do the Pop!: The Australian Garage-Rock Sound 1976-1987

1988 Australian Rocks

Tales From the Australian Underground

The Essential Australian Rock

Born Out of Time: 1979-88 Australian Indie

Reflecting on the Australia Bicentennial 1788-1988

Top 10 Recommended Reading available right now:

The Penguin bicentennial history of Australia: The story of 200 years

National Geographic, February 1988

A Day in the life of Australia

The First Australians Our Heritage In Stamps

Australias Hidden Treasures: Guide to Treasure Hunting

Australia 1788-1988: The Creation of a Nation

What kind of country?: Australia and the twenty-first century

Australia: Take a Bow

Out of the bakelite box: The heyday of Australian radio

Creating Australia: 200 Years of Art, 1788-1988

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