[Station 2YB, New Plymouth].
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A compilation of five audio cuts.
1. Station director Ted Payne, tells the history of station 2YB, New Plymouth, run by the North Taranaki Radio Society. Recalls the setting up of the station which opened on April 29, 1929, funded by public subscriptions from listeners. It later became 2XP under the New Zealand Broadcasting Service. Initially all music was provided by live acts, as they could not afford to play recordings.They did an outside broadcast of a concert from North Egmont mountain house [on Mt Taranaki] which had to be transmitted by telephone lines. He talks about the local community who helped out and supported the station on a volunteer basis. Later, when they got a subsidy from the government they could start purchasing records. In September 1952 the New Zealand Broadcasting Service took over the station from the radio society. Recorded in 1962.
2. Wanganui, general - Colonel Gould of the Wellington West Coast regiment presents a plaque to the Wanganui War Memorial hall in February 1962. Reginald Percy Andrews, the new mayor of Wanganui, speaks at the retirement of Mayor Edward Millward in October 1962.
3. Major Dean Goffin tells how he wrote Rhapsody in Brass for the 2NZEF band concert in Cairo in 1942.
4. Sir Keith Holyoake delivers his Christmas message in 1962.
5. Mrs. Fergusson of Palmerston North describes her symphonium musical box. Recorded in January 1963.
Reference number 155689
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Interviews (Sound recordings)
New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation (estab. 1962, closed 1975), Broadcaster
Payne, Ted, Interviewee
Millward, Edward Alan, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Holyoake, Keith Jacka (b.1904, d.1983), Speaker/Kaikōrero
Andrews, Reginald Percy, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Goffin, Dean, 1916-1984, Interviewee