Retro Radio Dial: 1988 Australia Western Australia AM Radio

Kenwood R600 receiver

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540 6DL Dalwallinu ABC Regional Radio
558 6WA Wagin ABC Regional Radio
567 6MN Newman ABC Regional Radio
  6PN Pannawonica ABC Regional Radio
  6PU Paraburdoo ABC Regional Radio
  6TP Tom Price ABC Regional Radio
603 6PH Port Hedland ABC Regional Radio
612 6NM Northam ABC Regional Radio
630 6AL Albany ABC Regional Radio
648 6GF Kalgoorlie ABC Regional Radio
666 6LN Carnarvon Carnarvon Commercial Broadcasters Pty Ltd
675 6BE Broome ABC Regional Radio
684 6BS Busselton ABC Regional Radio
702 6KP Karratha ABC Regional Radio
720 6WF Perth ABC Metropolitan Radio
738 6MJ Manjimup ABC Regional Radio
747 6LNt Exmouth Carnarvon Commercial Broadcasters Pty Ltd
  6SE Esperance Esperance Broadcasters Pty Ltd
756 6KW Kununurra ABC Regional Radio
765 6KAt Paraburdoo North West Radio Pty Ltd
  6KAt Tom Price North West Radio Pty Ltd
783 6VA Albany Albany Broadcasters Ltd
810 6WN Perth ABC Radio National
828 6GN Geraldton ABC Regional Radio
837 6ED Esperance ABC Regional Radio
846 6CA Carnarvon ABC Regional Radio
864 6AM Northam Radio 6AM Northam Pty Ltd
873 6DB Derby ABC Regional Radio
882 6PR Perth Western Broadcasting Services Pty Ltd
900 6BY Bridgetown 6IX Radio Network Pty Ltd
918 6NA Narrogin Golden West Radio Network
927 6NR Perth Curtin University of Technology
963 6TZ Bunbury Golden West Radio Network
981 6KG Kalgoorlie Radio 6KG Pty Ltd
990 6PM Perth Consolidated Broadcasting System [WA] Pty Ltd
1008 6GE Geraldton Great Northern Broadcasters Ltd
1017 6WH Wyndham ABC Regional Radio
1044 6BR Bridgetown ABC Regional Radio
1071 6WB Katanning 6IX Radio Network Pty Ltd
1080 6IX Perth 6IX Radio Network Pty Ltd
1098 6MD Merridin Mid-Districts Radio Pty Ltd
1116 6MM Mandurah West Coast Radio Pty Ltd
1134 6CI Collie Golden West Radio Network
1188 6XM Exmouth ABC Regional Radio
1206 6KY Perth Wesgo Radio 6KY
1260 6KA Karratha North West 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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