Radio Heritage Foundation
18 April 2011
Official Media Release
ANZAC Radio Heritage 2011 - Fighting Voices from Downunder.
For those who are interested, this is a partial quote from the Official Media Release by the Radio Heritage Foundation:
"Radio was still a teenager when called up for active duty in 1939 with the
outbreak of World War II but had moved into respectable middle age by 1970
when the Vietnam War was raging says the Radio Heritage Foundation in the
latest feature at website www.radioheritage.com.
Released to remember on April 25 2011, this new feature looks at
how Australian and New Zealand military forces took radio along with them on
their journey to battlefields as far flung as the Middle East, Japan, Korea,
Vietnam, South East Asia, the Pacific, and even within Australia's Northern
"Fighting Voices from Downunder' visits the extensive ABC Radio facilities
at Gaza in Palestine, RAAF Madang 'The Voice of the Islands', 5DR Darwin,
9AF Labuan in the Straits Settlements, AKAA Yamaguchi 'Voice of the 2NZEF',
WLKS Kure, Radio Commonwealth near the North Korean border, RAAF Butterworth
and AFR Vung Tau.
This new feature places ANZAC Radio into context with US Armed Forces in the Asia and Pacific region, and British Forces Broadcasting and