Spectrum 196 and Spectrum 197. We beg to announce

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Spectrum was a long-running weekly radio documentary series which captured the essence of New Zealand from 1972 to 2016. Alwyn Owen and Jack Perkins produced the series for many years, creating a valuable library of New Zealand oral history.

We Beg To Announce
A panel game in 2 parts for 6 personality announcers, recorded before a studio audience.
Part 1
Chairman, Alan Line, introduces the teams.
Dougal’s team, comprised of Dougal Stevenson, Marama Martin and Dick Weir.
Phillip’s team, comprised of Phillip Sherry, Jessica Weddell and Lindsay Yeo.
Peacemaker is Hayden Shirley, score keeper is Helen McConaughy and the time keeper is Margaret Ann McNish.

The programme consists of light hearted tests of broadcasting techniques.

News reading, in which the contestants each take turns in finishing a news item started by the previous contestant.

A mystery sound is played and Jessica and Dougal will have to give an explanation of the sound at the end of the programme.

Pronunciation and Mispronunciation. Alan reads an item which has pronunciation problems and the teams have to identify them.

Reading with conviction and passion. Phillip and Marama read pieces.

First part ends with Alan declaring Phillip’s team the leaders with 47 points to 41.

Part 2
Reading part of an alliterative script. Each team member takes turns reading these tongue twisting thrills.

Conduct a children’s show. Marama and Jessica each read a children’s story.

Advertising. Dick Weir tries to sell us a Niddy Noddy, while Lindsay Yeo tries to sell a garden Gnome.

The final part of the programme is Jessica and Dougall describing what they thought the mystery sound was from part 1.

The final score, Dougall’s team 45 and 56 for Phillip’s team.

The prize of a portrait of a girl and dog is presented to Phillip.

All those taking part have given their services as a contribution to the Bill Toft Memorial Fund.

Produced by Alwyn Owen.

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Year 1976

Reference number 22424

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits RNZ Collection

Duration 00:59:57

Date 17 Aug 1976

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