Sounds Historical for Sunday 4 August 2013
8:11 Today in New Zealand History - 4 August 1914
War is declared.
8:17 Song: Tea at Te Kuiti
Artist: Ash Burton (Alex Veysey)
Composer: Ken Avery
8:24 John Blumsky - broadcaster
John Blumsky died this week and Steve Riley hears something of his story, including his report from Antarctica during the Erebus disaster in 1979 and recollections of the early days of television in the 1960s.
8:40 Song: The Wanderer
Artist: Freddie Keil and the Kaveliers
Album Then Rock n Roll
Label: Zodiac Heritage Series
8:44 A Globemaster aborts a trip to Antarctica in the 1950s
Radio technician of the 1950s Murray Stevenson has supplied a recording of an interview with the pilot of a Globemaster aircraft returning from Antarctica. Station 4YA was kept on air for direction finding purposes. Technician Don Anderson kept a music programme running for their entertainment.
8:48 The AH Reed Story
The famous publisher, writer and walker tells his story at the age of 96, in conversation with Kevin Mills in Dunedin in 1973, two years before his death.
9:07 As I Remember
Rough Justice by Cliff Couch of Paraparaumu, read by Phil Smith.
9:13 Song: Send The Boats Away
Artist: Lynn Clark
Composer: Lynn Clark
Album Send the Boats Away
Label: City Folk
9:18 40th anniversary of New Zealand protests against the French nuclear tests at Mururoa
With Andrew McRae.
9:34 Song: Sentimental Journey
Artist: Les Brown and His Orchestra with Jo Anne Greer
Composer: not stated
9:38 Industrial History
Bruce Comfort of Oamaru shares his enthusiasm for the history of "things which make things work".