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3GL Geelong
The Geelong Advertiser Station

The Old Established 3GL

3GL is owned and operated by the Geelong Advertiser, Victoria’s oldest morning journal, founded by John Pascoe Faulkner in 1840.

3GL QSL card 1949

3GL issued this plain bold QSL to confirm reception in 1949 © Cleve Costello Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation

3GL commenced operations in November, 1931, being the second country station established in Victoria. It is now in its fifteenth year of operation. The power is 500 watts, its frequency 1350K.C. (222 metres). It gives continuous service - Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., and on Sunday 8 a.m. to 10.15 p.m.

The station carries a staff of nineteen. It broadcasts independent news services, Victorian Football League matches, Melbourne and Geelong races, and such features as “Officer Crosby,” “Search for the Golden Boomerang,” “Calling the Stars,” “Cashmere Bouquet Show,” “Leave Pass,” “Can You Top This?” “Lasting Loveliness,” “Recital for Two,” “P. & A. Parade,” “Jimmy Colt,” “Owen Foster and the Devil,” “Regency Buck,” “Sweethearts of Yesterday,” “Library of the Air,” and many other topline features.

Eastern Beach, Geelong, 1950

3GL entertained Geelong listeners at Eastern Beach in 1950 © Wikipedia

Announcers and technicians have travelled, on an average, 3,000 miles a year to provide direct outdoor broadcasts of sporting and other events conducted in Melbourne and in Geelong and district.

The managing director is R. B. Cook; manager and secretary J. A. McKenzie; advertising and studio manager W. Gray; chief engineer J. Mathews.

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3GL Geelong, The Geelong Advertiser Station, Broadcast Year Book and Radio Listeners' Annual of Australia 1946-47.
Editor: C C Faulkner.
© Ray Crawford Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation.

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