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Greetings from Sorell 25kms NE of Hobart. I am listening on my computer to 1629. Seeing your address on website, I believe you are broadcasting from Alan Bourne's studios? I still have recordings I made there in the late forties. I left Newcastle in 1952 to come to Tasmania to take a position as cadet announcer with the ABC. I had the one ambition to be a radio announcer brought on when i sang the Aeroplane Jelly Song on 2HD circa 1936. I was fortunate to be able to do the work I wanted and was fairly successful. Now retired 20 years. Still use the voice recording books for Christian Blind Mission's audio book service as a volunteer. Great to hear the good old songs. Thanks to Reg Davis currently on air.
Ken Short AM
Hi Ken, good to read that you were a part of Alan Bourne's recording studios. Alan has not been well of late and now in a Nursing Home. Keep on listening to our wonderful radio station.
Regards, Alan Bidner.
For the best music and memories, listen to radio 1629 am in Newcastle, You will hear those songs from the 40's 50's & 60's and the best in Jaz. Friday nights with Alan Bidner starting at 7pm is three and a half hours of the best music you will hear any where, also on Monday nights from 8pm. Songs from artists like, Ella Fitzgerald, Della Reece, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Shirley Bassey, Doris Day, Robert Goulet, Des O'Connor, Al Martino, Vic Damone, Dean Martin, Jack Jones, Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, and so many more. The station presentors overall play the best in music and memories. A great little radio station. The station is sports free and includes Book Readings at 10am each week day and movie reveiws and is headed by Brian Blacklock. If you are 50 years plus, then this is the station for you. Remember it is on the am band, right at the top of your dial.