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Feb 2020

Australia's Diverse Radio History

On World Radio Day in 2020, we celebrate diversity in Australia's radio broadcasting history and the NFSA collection.

By Mel Bondfield / 12 Feb 2020
Radio
Feb 2019

World Radio Day: Behind the Violence

The NFSA marks World Radio Day 2019 on 13 February by profiling the community radio series Behind the Violence.

By Maryanne Doyle / 12 Feb 2019
Radio
Oct 2018

Horror Radio

For Halloween, we're sharing three full-length episodes of popular horror and thriller radio serials of the 1940s and 50s.

By Chris Arneil / 26 Oct 2018
Radio
Feb 2017

Radio Amateur Hour

We're celebrating UNESCO's World Radio Day with Australia's Amateur Hour (1940-1958), 'the largest radio show of all'.

By Chris Arneil / 13 Feb 2017
Radio
Sound
Sep 2016

Peter Finch

On the centenary of Oscar-winning actor Peter Finch’s birth, we publish highlights from his early radio career in Australia.

By Adam Blackshaw / 28 Sep 2016
Film
Radio
Mar 2016

Aussie Superman

Superman may be the most iconic of all American superheroes, but back in 1949, he was a true blue Aussie fighting the forces of evil on 2GB radio.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 21 Mar 2016
Radio
Sound
Sep 2015

Canberra time capsule

Discover the history of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, through these items from the NFSA collection.

By Adam Blackshaw / 7 Sep 2015
Film
Radio
Sound
Television
Feb 2015

Happy birthday Binny!

Binny Lum was born 100 years ago, on 2 February 1915. Radio Archivist Chris Arneil spoke with her husband Geoff Charter about the remarkable career of this radio personality.

By Chris Arneil / 2 Feb 2015
Radio
Nov 2013

Binny Lum and the stars

Binny Lum was known for her friendly, conversational style, and her programs were popular for their interviews with diverse Australian and international personalities.

By Chris Arneil / 25 Nov 2013
Radio
Feb 2013

Ethel Lang

Women played an important role during Australia’s early years of radio broadcasting. We look at the pioneering contribution of Ethel Lang.

By Carla Teixeira / 12 Feb 2013
Radio