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First consideration of Radio 2UE's policy has been service to listeners and advertisers, with the result that the station has built a wide and loyal audience. Some firms have been using it for advertising for as long as 20 year.
Members of the executive staff are: A Campbell-Jones (General Manager); L. R. Hood (Sales and Assistant Manager); M. H. Stevenson (Chief Engineer). L. Wolff (Secretary); Clif Cary (Sports Editor); W. Stephenson (Office Manager); Paul Jacklin (Production Manager); Miss Anne McHale (Secretary to the General Manager).
Feature Sessions: Sally Harten, Tal. Ordell, Bill Honeyfield, Harry Yates, Si. Meredith, "Scrim" (C. G. Scrimgeour).
News Readers: Heath Burdock, Brian Newman, Chris. Jenkinson and Victor Allen.
Production Department: Paul Jacklin, Howard Craven, G. J. M. Jackson, S. See, N. Merchant (chief dramatic control operator), J. Pettett (studio sound effects); J. Keniry (assistant control operator).
Sales and Advertising: L. R. Hood, Harry Yates, Arthur Carr, Norman Stevenson, Peter See, Miss B. Whale.
Sales Promotion: Stan Coleman.
Publicity: Stan Coleman, Miss Patricia Rolfe.
Technical Staff: M. H. Stevenson, W. Robinson, B. Munnings, C. Howe, N. Piermont, G. Cole, H. Payne, G. Oswald, R. Knight, J. Eaton, B. Piermont, G. Sergle, W. Adams.
Copy Department: Harley Goodsall (Manager); W. Tyson, A. Seymour, Misses M. Kirby, P. Rehfisch.
Record Room: Noel Pearson (Manager).
CLIF CARY - Sports Editor 2UE-A.S.B. After ten years in journalism, joined Radio in 1938 at 2UW. Came to 2UE in executive capacity in 1940. Has knowledge of all sport and racing, and his form previews on A.S.B. are heard by possibly the largest massed audience of any radio programme in Australia. Also known overseas and in Australia as leading cricket authority Recreations, Golf, Swimming.
TONY McFAYDEN - Night Announcer. Also heard on Sunday afternoon programmes. Came to 2UE from Sale, Victoria. Possesses pleasant crooning voice. Is also featured as compere of musical programmes. Recreations, Swimming, Tennis.
ERIC WRlGHT- After making a name for himself as versatile radio actor, he joined the 2UE announcing staff, and over a period of years has been associated with all sessions. At the moment he conducts the early morning and breakfast programme, and Saturday night sessions. Recreations, Swimming, Golf.
BILL MOLONEY - Compere of the "Happy-Go-Lucky" hour, every Monday to Friday at 5 p.m. Also noted script writer. Radio successes including "Officer Crosby" and "Justice Rides the Range."
KEN HOWARD - Brilliant race caller whose descriptions of all Sydney horse and dog races are heard on A.S.B. network. Has had experience in both Sydney and Melbourne. It is said that he calls more horses per furlong than any other commentator. Recreations, Golf, Swimming.
MABEL FILMER - As "Aunty May" has been broadcasting from 2UE for sixteen years. Has wide home following, and is heard every Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.
COLINA LYNAM - After career in newspaper work, has been five years in radio. Was formerly associated with Sid Everett in afternoon programmes, but now conducts the morning women's session. Heard every Monday to Friday from 10 a.m.
TAL ORDELL - Former stage actor of note, writer and philosopher. Reads short story every Monday to Friday at 9.15 a.m., and in afternoon conducts "Our Neighbour" session. Father of the late Robin Ordell.
HARRY YATES - Digger of World War I. Member of Sales staff; but is heard on air with "Diggers' Session" every Saturday at 9.30 a.m., and the live-artist programme, "The Diggers' Show," every Sunday at 4 p.m. Throughout the war conducted camp concerts as entertainment for troops.
HEATH BURDOCK - Among the best known Australian news readers. After years with the Australian Broadcasting Commission, joined 2UE when its news service was formed in 1945. Is Chief Reader and presents the 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. News bulletins.
BRIAN NEWMAN - Member of News reading staff, who came from 2GZ to 2UE. Is also first grade cricketer, and used by A.S.B. for ball-to-ball descriptions of big cricket.
PAUL JACKLIN - Chief of production department. Educated in England. Had radio experience with B.B.C., and in South Africa, before coming to A.B.C. as producer of "Merry Go Round." For past three years has been with 2UE, and has played big part in earning national recognition for 2UE productions. Recreations: Golf, Riding, Swimming.
HOWARD CRAVEN - widely recognised as one of Australia's most accomplished radio actors. Appears in many 2UE productions, and in 1945 joined staff as Assistant producer.
G. J. M. JACKSON - Has had brilliant career in radio as announcer compere, prolific writer and producer. Is with 2UE in latter capacity. Recreations: Golf, Swimming, Riding.
SAM SEE recently joined the staff of Radio 2UE as manager of the Production Department. Mr. See was with 2UE in 1941 on the "P. and A. Parade," and at that time was responsible for the popular feature "Rhythm Maniacs."
'2UE - Sydney, Australia's Oldest Commercial 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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