Newsflashes

Newsflash:

We're open from 1pm to 5pm on Anzac Day, Thursday 25 April. Normal hours and services will resume on Friday 26 April. Find our Anzac Day opening hours here ›

Hood Collection part II : [Radio stations and broadcasting, including equipment, radio studios and Amalgamated Wireless (AWA), also some motion picture equipment and use of microphones]ca.1925-ca.1955

by Sam Hood
This engineer controlled twin transmitters for the Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation's premier wireless station. Situated in the State Shopping Block in Market Street, radio 2UW employed 70 staff in 1937. It was the only 24 hour broadcaster in Australia and programs included weather bulletins twice daily, J.M. Prentice's 'Foreign Affairs' commentary, a special women's morning session, daily poultry farming tips, gardening and homecrafts ideas and J.A. Crawcour's 'Man on the Land' session from 5am to 6am.