ABC ALUMNI OPEN LETTER TO PM

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER THE HON. SCOTT MORRISON AND MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT  ABC Alumni, representing former staff, condemn the recent police raid on the ABC and the seizing of journalist scripts and notes. We express our support and concern for all ABC staff […]

THE LONG-PLAYING RECORD IS 70 YEARS OLD

On June 21, 1948, Columbia Records held a press conference in New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, to announce a new way to hear music. The long-playing record became the industry standard for the next 40 years, and is still preferred by many music lovers. The […]

HELP US RESTORE AUSTRALIA’S PACIFIC VOICE

We have an opportunity, probably a last chance,  to restore Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio services to the Pacific region. If you have a Pacific connection, act now. The ABC shut down its shortwave radio transmitters to the Pacific last year, drastically reducing the reach of […]

CELEBRATE SUPERMAN’S 80TH BIRTHDAY WITH SONGS ABOUT SUPER-HEROES

It’s 80 years since we first met Superman. In April 1938, Action Comics #1 hit the news stands, featuring a new hero from another planet, a man equipped with super-human powers and an unerring moral compass. Superman was an instant success, spawning radio and TV […]

NEIL DIAMOND RETIRES FROM TOURING

 It wasn’t always cool to admit your liking for the music of Neil Diamond. In the early 70s, he was ultra-cool, every household had a copy of Hot August Night and a Neil Diamond show was the hottest ticket around. At other times, well, […]