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[HCDX] Australian Country Radio 1962 - on RNZI this April
New Radio NZ International Documentary
Australian Country Radio 1962
Broadcast April 2 2007 + audio-on-demand
The Radio Heritage Foundation [www.radioheritage.net] has a new radio
documentary on RNZI during early April.
'Memories are made of this' is the Dean Martin hit introducing the
Australian Country Radio in 1962. These recordings were made
off-the-air on a
reel-to-reel tape some 45 years ago, and now you can enjoy old
>From 2CA Canberra, hear an exasperated announcer ask listeners to
the station about the new TV station opening that day, an excerpt
from the All
Australian Hit Parade, full station ID, local ads and more....
The Wagga Wagga Agpex Woolshed Dance and Bar-b-que was the big news
listen to those old fashioned time pips, full ID, and hear the polite
voice of the announcer.....2WG turns 70 years old in June.
>From 3BO Bendigo, you'll hear a great selection of ads for Menthoids,
Pills and Vincent Powders...plus the half century old version of the
theme, lots of gongs and a great station ID...
Finally, from 3BA Ballarat, more gongs, a short story competition,
news from the Courier Sun News Service and more....
If you'd like to know what small town country radio in Australia
nearly 50 years ago, be sure to listen in to Mailbox on Radio New
International on April 2 2007.
The program will be repeated several times during the day, and later
week. Check RNZI's website [www.rnzi.com] for full details.
You can also listen to audio-on-demand from the RNZI website, just go
click on 'more audio', scroll down to Mailbox and click on the latest
updated for April 2.
As well as hearing these stations, visit www.radioheritage.net to
the Long Lost Australian Radio Stars at 2CA Canberra and 3BO Bendigo,
photos and more from the mid-1940's. There are lots of other
stations there as well.
'Australian Country Radio', the new radio heritage documentary on air
early April over RNZI shortwave and on-demand-audio.
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