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Take a trip down memory lane. The Golden Days of Radio looks at the history of Australian radio particularly through the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. The Golden Days of Radio is presented by Don Kilgour, a retired radio and television announcer and sports broadcaster from Shepparton, Victoria, Australia.

Take a trip down memory lane. The Golden Days of Radio looks at the history of Australian radio particularly through the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. The Golden Days of Radio is presented by Don Kilgour, a retired radio and television announcer and sports broadcaster from Shepparton, Victoria, Australia.
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Take a trip down memory lane. The Golden Days of Radio looks at the history of Australian radio particularly through the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. The Golden Days of Radio is presented by Don Kilgour, a retired radio and television announcer and sports broadcaster from Shepparton, Victoria, Australia.

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English


Episodes

#1 The new Medium is born.

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The commencement of the Wireless – How it began and changed over the years. A preview of the next 15 episodes.

Duration:00:04:48

#2 Pre Television

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The radio set, crystal sets, steriograms, battery radios, and the changes due to transistors. Country peoples connection to the world, Dramas, News, Serials, Post television (providing what television could not – Instant news, music).

Duration:00:03:24

#3 The imagination of Radio

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Imagining what the characters looked like, what the advertised products looked like, picking the voices, children’s sessions (kindergarten of the air).

Duration:00:03:30

#4 Radio commercials

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Written scripts all read live: Bex, Commonwealth Bank open, Menthoids. Laxettes. Introduction of jingles: F.O.R.D Pills, Sorbent, Kellogs, Aeroplane Jelly, Fairleys, Riordans.

Duration:00:05:21

#5 Family Programs

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McQuarrie and Artransa productions, Quiz Kids,Leave it to the girls, Australia’s Amateur Hour, Fred and Maggie, Dragnet, Ada and Elsie, Life with Dexter. McCackey Mansions, The Bunk house show.

Duration:00:06:12

#6 The quiz shows.

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The quiz kings, Bob Dyer and Jack Davey provide great rivalry with their popular quiz programs.

Duration:00:14:04

#7 The early evening.

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When a girl marries, Smokey Dawson, Dad and Dave, News, The Burtons of Banner Street, Mrs Obbs, Martins Corner.

Duration:00:05:48

#8 The Dramas

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Night Beat, Lux Radio Theatre, Dragnet, The shadow, Harry Dearth Playhouse.

Duration:00:03:20

#9 After school

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Time to entertain the kids - Story time, Peters Pals, Biggles, Riddles, Yes What. Tarzan.

Duration:00:05:02

#10 Sport

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Sports information was so popular, Football – The local Match, VFL, Racing, Cricket, Boxing, Interviews, Football teams and previews.

Duration:00:03:18

#11 Breakfast

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Country Music, News, Kids corner, Childrens stories, Hop Harrigan, Davey Crocket, Ric Oshae, Birthday calls, thought for the day, Funeral announcements.

Duration:00:05:15

#12 The morning program

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Time for the ladies Serials – Portia faces Life, Dr Paul, Sarah Dane, Friendship Club, CWA, Red Cross.15 minute music – John Gill, Max Fennell, Nightingales, Jack Gallagher.

Duration:00:05:14

#13 Famous announcements and news

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Radio brought the news to the world especially war announcements from R.G Menzies and Winston Churchill.

Duration:00:05:08

#14 The Lunch time

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News, Local News, Market report, Weather report, Blue Hills. Cattleman.

Duration:00:05:21

#15 The diversity of programs

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Radio provided for a range of listeners with programs like Radio Market, Ball broadcasts, National old time dance, Hill Billy show, Hit Parade, Wild Life, Ask the Oracle, Superman, Search for the Golden Boomerang. Searchlight Frazer, The Argonauts.

Duration:00:05:12

#16 The changes due to television

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Radio had to supply what TV couldn’t, Instant and hourly News worldwide, Pop music, talkback, traffic reports, produced commercials, 24 hours per day.

Duration:00:03:25