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WA History: from Telegram to TV – Part 1 of 5

Posted by ken On September - 30 - 2011

PART 1 (1870-1922) This introduction deals with the origins of the telegram, telephone and wireless in Western Australia, and how at first this technology was employed for communication purposes. The transition from horse and cart to automobile paralleled the introduction of electricity and early telecommunications services. Our growth as a nation depended on both. The […]

WA History: from Telegram to TV – Part 2 of 5

Posted by ken On September - 30 - 2011

PART 2 (1923-1935) A forward thinking group of likeminded people pioneered radio in Western Australia. Wireless communications enabled motivated people to exchange knowledge and ideas for the first time, regardless of distance and isolation. Much as the Internet does today. The people with the know how to make radio happen sprung from the early enthusiasts […]

WA History: from Telegram to TV – Part 3 of 5

Posted by ken On September - 30 - 2011

PART 3 (1936-1954) Before and after World War II, radio made a big impact by not only bridging vast distances, and bringing communities closer together, but also entertaining the masses and comforting the lonely. For the first time people could be entertained in their home with out need to buy gramophone records, own or play […]

WA History: from Telegram to TV – Part 4 of 5

Posted by ken On September - 30 - 2011

PART 4 (1955-1966) In the mid fifties, amateur radio groups continued to play a significant role in the wireless industry. As many of their ranks became important pioneers in the early days, the younger enthusiasts continued to carry the torch and make their mark in the industry. In this decade, the nature of radio changed […]

WA History: from Telegram to TV – Part 5 of 5

Posted by ken On September - 30 - 2011

PART 5 (1967-2011) Radio talkback programs introduced more public participation and debate to the air-waves and many changes in station ownerships were to follow from the mid sixties. Frequency modulated (FM) stereo broadcasting begins and makes a big impact as listeners support the better sound quality option. More recent times sees the spread of narrowcasting […]


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