Audio Curios: 57 Years On the Wireless

Broadcaster Neil Collins recently retired from Radio Dunedin after 57 years in the industry.

In this excerpted interview with Jim Sullivan he recounts starting up a Hit Parade, and the “light and shade” of radio announcing.

This interview featured in Jim Sullivan’s Sounds Historical (4 October 2015), which is collected as part of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision’s 24/7 capture of Radio New Zealand National.

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Jim’s full programme can be heard here.


This post is part of the Audio Curios series. Radio Collection Developer Gareth Watkins regularly comes across interesting, unique, and sometimes downright puzzling bits of audio during his accessioning work. He’s going to share some of these audio treasures with you in the Audio Curios series, which will be posted here on the Gauge blog frequently during 2015.

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