1979 Mobil Radio Awards Excerpts

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This recording features a compilation of excerpts from the 1979 Mobil Radio Awards (the second ever Radio Awards). The cuts are as follows:

0'04" Director General of Radio New Zealand, Geoffrey Whitehead, delivers an introductory speech.
1'26" - An excerpt from the winning entry for the Best Community Project section, produced by 1ZD, Tauranga (Radio BOP), is played.
2'26" - Technical Award winner, Tony Burns', recording of David MacRae and Joy Yates is played.
6'41" - John Blumsky accepts the award for Best News Coverage, for his Erebus air crash reporting. Followed by one of his voice reports from Antarctica on the recovery of the "black box" flight information recorder.
9'13" - James McNeish accepts the award for Best Factual or Spoken Programme (Documentary or Feature) for his programme on James K Baxter, "When to Live and When to Die". A long excerpt is played. McNeish mentions the Archives in Timaru at 18'16".
19'49" - An excerpt from a programme on the conservation of the Kiwi is played.
21'49" - A newsreader accepts an award.(Peter Sledmere?)
22'39" - A song, "25 Words or Less" performed by Denise Harris and arranged by Dave Fraser is played.
25'49" - An unidentified person accepts an award on behalf of 4ZB.
27'26" - A broadcaster, Barbara (Basham?), talks about her career; the state of radio throughout her career; and role of broadcasters in society during her acceptance speech for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting.

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Year 1979

Reference number 27318

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Credits RNZ Collection
McNeish, James
Baxter, James K., 1926-1972
Blumsky, John (b.1928, d.2013)
Burns, Tony, musician
Whitehead, Geoffrey, 1934-
MacRae, Dave, 1940-
HARRIS, Denise
4ZB (Radio station : Dunedin, N.Z.)
1ZD (Radio station : Tauranga, N.Z.)
Radio New Zealand (estab. 1989)

Duration 00:30:02

Date 1979

Subject Erebus, Mount (Antarctica)/Antarctica
Radio awards
Mobil Radio Awards

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