Written Around Town – Easy as ABC

There’s a wealth of local knowledge that is published in various local publications. This week I came across an interesting story in the February 17 2015, High Country Herald about the ABC Radio in the 1970s and some of the characters that worked there.

Wireless Service in Oakey

Who would’ve thought that back in the 1930’s that Oakey would hit the news for its wireless service… Wireless as in Radio (that’s pre-iTunes for the young ones reading). In 1935 the new Courier Mail 4AK radio station opened near Oakey, boasting the highest aerial in the Commonwealth. The iron lattice mast was used as…