TAGGED: Australian radio
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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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The NFSA's Crispian Winsor speaks to the power of community radio in giving people a platform, unearthing incredible indie music, and as a training ground for future radio stars.

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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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The radio becomes portable, and a kind of mania – Beatlemania – grips the nation as the popularity and powers of DJs and presenters grow, and audiences find a connection in the once-illegal talkback radio.

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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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Radio station 2SM – at the beginning of their ratings dominance of the Sydney pop music radio audience 

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In this rare excerpt from a September 1970 3UZ broadcast of The Stan Rofe Show, Melbourne’s most influential DJ of the era can be heard acknowledging he is unable to play

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Excerpted from the surviving raw footage of an ATV-O April Dateline70 story on the forthcoming Ban, seen here are several M

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Broadcast in 1979, this one-minute television advertisement for ‘Rocktober’, an annual month-long radio campaign hosted by 2SM, promoting the local rock scene with con

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Broadcast from 1984 to 2016, Take 40 Australia was the country’s longest running music countdown show.