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.

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Year 1941

Reference number 182848

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Genre Special events radio coverage
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits 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

Duration 01:42:16

Date 06 Oct 1941