On November 21 1971, aviator Elgin Long left Punta Arenas, Chile on a
direct flight over the South Pole towards McMurdo.
Here, Long [L] is
interviewed after his successful flight by Thom Wilborn [R], Station
Manager of WASA McMurdo.
The interview, on behalf of the New Zealand
Broadcasting Corporation, took place alongside the Byrd Memorial at
McMurdo Station, on a relatively balmy late spring day in Antactica.
WASA was an AFRS outlet operating on 600kc with a power of 50 watts
providing coverage to McMurdo Station [USA] and Scott Base [NZ] in
the Ross Dependency.
© Thom Wilborn Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation.