Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Springbok Radio - a radio station lives on because of their dedicated listeners

A guest post contribution for the second World Radio Day in 2013.

Springbok Radio, a former radio station of the South African Broadcasting Corporation in South Africa, closed its transmission at the end of 1985. It was the first commercial radio station of the SABC.

During the time of 1950 -1985 there was no dedicated effort to collect all the radio programmes for archives, and most of the programmes were recorded over one another to save resources, which was mostly in the format of reel-to-reel tapes.

The SABC Radio Archives have found some of these recorded gems in the archives, but it was only by the passion of the listeners that a large collection of the Springbok Radio material was saved.

The guest post can be found at Lifeline Energy: 

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