TAGGED: 1970s
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Pioneering broadcasters and the rise of FM radio contributed to LGBTQIA+, First Nations, women, non-English speaking, and young listeners hearing themselves for the first time.

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Originally set up to explain Medibank (now known as Medicare) to immigrants in their first language, SBS Radio has grown to provide news, music and talk to over 60 language communities.

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In this photo, 3ZZ’s Mario Pinti shows off his portable tape recorder which has the ‘3ZZ Access Radio’ logo proudly displayed on the front. Behind him is the Melbourne skyline.

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This is a Japanese standalone radio tuner from the mid-1970s. These were popular at the time as a component to add to existing stereo systems.

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The NFSA's Simon Smith shares his unique insights into the innovations, cultural impact and societal shifts seen throughout the Youthquake era.

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A flashpoint moment between two media industries standing their ground leads to breakthrough opportunities for new local music artists.

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Launching in January 1975, the ABC’s 2JJ (later triple j) was the first genuine rival to commercial AM radio’s music listening stranglehold.

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Once described by its number one personality Greg Evans as 'a leviathan of a station', 3XY dominated Melbourne airwaves for a decade, supplanting 3UZ as the top

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The clock radio emerged in the 1940s, taking off in popularity the following decade when 30,000 were being mass-produced weekly in the USA.

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Curator Nick Henderson shares excerpts from the home movies of Ken Garrahy, which are unique for documenting gay social life in Sydney in the 1960s.