Radio Heritage Heaven
Keith's Collection for Radio Heritage Foundation
Author: Paul Brooks
Keith Richardson [center] with a fraction of his historic
audio collection. David Ricquish [left] of the Radio Heritage
Foundation, says the Keith Richardson Collection will be digitized
and made available online. Dr Jo Del Monaco, of the Radio Heritage
Foundation, looks on.
© Paul Brooks
Keith Richardson did not spend his entire radio career collecting industry treasures to make his name made synonymous with radio heritage.
But that is what has happened.
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Diamonds of the Dial,
Australian Heritage AM Radio
Years on the Air
“Diamonds of the Dial’, that’s what the Radio Heritage Foundation calls 40 Australian heritage AM radio stations that have broadcast continuously for over 75 years with their original station calls.
According to a new feature at their website www.radioheritage.net, most of the stations are in country areas, but Sydney is outstanding with 2BL, 2UE, 2KY, 2GB, 2SM and 2CH all achieving ‘Diamonds of the Dial’ status.
The modern 2GB Sydney in 1970
© David Ricquish Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation
Lots of things have clearly changed in Australia since 1935, but these 40 stations nationwide still serve their listeners with established call-signs that everyone across several generations from Grandma to school-kids can find familiar.
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