TAGGED: ABC radio
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A look at the early days of radio, charting its rise from crystal sets through to first broadcasts and advertisements, the emergence of commercial stations and radio personalities, and how the public’s voracious appetite for daily music, sport, news and conversation hinted at what radio would become.

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Harrison White performed regularly for Sydney broadcasters 2BL and 2FC between 1927 and 1931, both with his Banjo Troupe and as a solo artist.

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The Argonauts Club was first broadcast on Melbourne ABC Radio in Melbourne, from 1933-34.

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On the ABC Radio National program AWAYE!, Archie Roach talks to host Daniel Browning about his partner in life and music, Ruby Hunter. 

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Mungo MacCallum (1913–2020) was a distinguished journalist, writer and broadcaster, known for his satirical wit.

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This is a behind-the-scenes documentary from 1955 revealing the kind of organisation that went into making a daily radio program at the Australian Broadcasting Commission (later, Corporation).

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This recording includes highlights from the ABC Radio broadcast of the closing ceremony of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, the first to be held in the Southern Hemisphere and the first Australian even

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This recording includes highlights from the ABC Radio broadcast of the opening ceremony of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, the first to be held in the Southern Hemisphere and the first Australian even

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A clip from 'Date's Up' featuring Rampaging Roy Slaven, from an episode of This Sporting Life (1990).

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An excerpt from a 1990 edition of 'The Nelson Report', part of This Sporting Life, in which HG Nelson waxes lyrical about the Melbourne Cup.