Radio 4GY – Gympie

‘When radio was King!’

4GY was officially launched at the Olympia Theatre in Mellor Street on the Monday 3 November, 1941. There was a “full presentation” of artists from the Gympie District at the Olympia Theatre including the combined children’s choir and the Gympie Mouth Organ Band. Proceeds from the night went to the Gympie Liberty Week Fund. The original station operated from premises on Brisbane Road, Monkland. The Gympie Times was filled with local companies selling the latest and greatest radios.

Advert for 4GY opening

Advert for 4GY opening

Opening Gympie's Broadcasting Station

Opening Gympie’s Broadcasting Station

4GY Successful Test

4GY Successful Test

4GY Official Opening

4GY Official Opening

Milestone of Progress

Milestone of Progress

Radio made in Gympie by Charlie Whittingham

Radio made in Gympie by Charlie Whittingham

Charlie Wittingham, Radio Dealer and Set Constructor

Charlie Whittingham, Radio Dealer and Set Constructor

Gympie School-Children's Choir at Olympic Theatre

Gympie School-Children’s Choir at Olympic Theatre for opening of 4GY, Monday 3 November 1941 at 8pm

 

 

 

 

There is more information on the Radio Heritage Foundation web site: http://www.radioheritage.net/Story221.asp   #g150 #gympie150