Opening programme of the new station, 1ZB.
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Opening programme of the new station building for 1ZB (in Durham St, Auckland.)
Part 1 - Director of broadcasting Colin Scrimgeour gives an introductory speech at the opening of 1ZB. He is followed by Hon. David Wilson
Part 2 - Scrim introduces the architect, Mr. Alva Bartley, and builder, Mr. Noel Cole who both speak and the station is declared open.
Greeting and congratulations from a Hollywood radio station or production house.
Part 3 - First section of programme: Ana Hato, Te Mauri Meihana and Deane Waretini perform. A karakia begins, followed by Deane Waretini singing "May I Not Love?"; Te Mauri Meihana sings "When the Tired Winds" from "Hinemoa" by Alfred Hill
Part 4 - Ana Hato sings 'Whispers of Heaven' by Erima Kaihau. Ana Hato and Deane Waretini perform 'Home, little Māori home'. Jimmy McFarlane introduces the 1ZB Orchestra.
Part 5 - Featuring a novachord instrumental played by Eric Bell followed by John McCraw[?] singing and piano with Peter Bell on the novachord.
Part 6 - 1ZB orchestra perform, The Corina trio, comedy dialogue, orchestra. / Comic dialogue, Mr. MacFarlane sings with the 1ZB orchestra, more comic dialogue.
Part 7 - Performers: The Four Octaves; an unidentified vocal group; female impersonator, Phyllis Gribben [?] plays an Eric Bell composition and other unidentified performers including a child from Station T.O.T.
Part 8 - Station T.O.T performance; Bryan O'Brien sings several children's songs of his own composition, female impersonator.
Part 9 - 1ZB orchestra, comedy skits.
Reference number 182848
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Ngā Taonga Korero Collection
Special events radio coverage
Nonfiction radio programs
Scrimgeour, Colin Graham (b.1903, d.1987), Speaker/Kaikōrero
Wilson, David, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Bartley, Alva Martin, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Cole, Noel, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Hato, Ana, 1907-1953, Performer
Waretini, Deane, 1950?-, Performer
Meihana, Te Mauri, fl.1930-1938, Performer
McFarlane, Jim, Announcer
O'Brien, Bryan, Performer
1ZB Radio Orchestra, Performer
S.H. Sound Systems, Producer
1ZB (Radio station : Auckland, N.Z.), Broadcaster
Date 06 Oct 1941