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8:07   Today in New Zealand History
New Zealand’s First Daily Paper begins on 15 November 1861 – the Otago Daily Times  

8:13   Music Track
84 years ago, on 17 November 1921 Professor Robert Jack broadcast New Zealand’s first radio programme from Otago University. Here’s the first record he played – found for us by Peter Downes;
Artist: Cicely Debenham and Bertram Wallis
Song:  Hello My Dearie (from the revue ‘Zig Zag”)
Composer:  Stamper/Buck
Album: 78 Columbia LL 1138

8:19   Broadcaster Alan Stewart
One-time Timaru broadcaster Alan Stewart who died recently talks to technician Bert Craig who retired in 1977 about being involved with Station 3XC-3ZC for much of his career. Installation of the station equipment, early technical work, some anecdotes: 1954 Royal Tour story of "faked" broadcast, arranged for description of Gothic passing off Timaru to be recorded on a fishing boat using new portable recorder. Announcer Bob Wright gave description which was not recorded. Commentary was then "faked" from back yard of studio with various effects then broadcast on schedule with seagull effects. Very favourable public response.

8:28   Music Track
(Written by the Macnicol brothers at Mt Aurum Station in the 1920s.)
Artist: Phil Garland
Song: Life of the High Country Shepherd
Composer: Macnicol/Garland
Album: How ARE You, Mate
Label: Kiwi SLC 212

8:32   Sid Scales
Long-time Otago Daily Times cartoonist the late Sid Scales reflects on his career at the time of his retirement in July 1981.

8:44   Music Track
Artist: Crombie Murdoch (piano)
Song: I Wanna Say Hello Medley
Composer: n/s
Album:  How High the Moon
Label   Stebbing Zodiac

8:48   The War on Radio
While the First World War was brought to New Zealanders by newspapers the Second World War also a radio war. A good example is this report broadcast on 15 December 1940. The troops had left in June but the broadcast was held back “until we have arrived at our destination”.  Some censorship cuts can be noticed where the announcer may have said more than he should have.

8:52     War Report 62
 Leonard Leary recalls being wounded at Gallipoli and being taken to Alexandria. Others recall being wounded and taken off with the surgeons on the ships working 70 hours without a break.
War Report Music
Artist: John McCormack
Song: There’s a Long Long Trail A Winding
Composer: King/Elliott
Album: Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 2
Label: CD41 486309

Artist: Murray Johnson
Song: Pack Up Your Troubles
Composer: Powell
Album: Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 1
Label: CD41 486286           

8:59     Music Track
Artist: Radio New Zealand Studio Orchestra
Song: Lucky Me
Composer: Black/Bourke
Album: Orchestral Gold
Label: Tartar TRL 005

9:05     As I Remember
Wash houses and Clotheslines by Jim Parnell of Whanganui.

9:09     Music Track
Artist: Howard Morrison Quartet
Song: George The Wilder New Zealand Boy
Composer: Morrison/Merito
Album: The Very Best of the Howard Morrison Quartet\
Label: EMI

9:13:    A Politician Remembers.
Wyatt Creech, an MP from 1988 to 2002, who rose to be Deputy Prime Minister under Jenny Shipley, reminisces about his political career in conversation with Robb Webb. He begins with the story of his election in 1988.

9:33   Music Track
Artist:  Esme Stephens (vocal) (1952)
Song:  The Homing Waltz
Composer: Conner/Reine
Album: How High The Moon
Label: Stebbing Zodiac

9:37     Cracking the Whip!
Extracts from a 1963 “Open Country” programme in which Alwyn Owen and Merv Smith talk to various experts in the art of using a stockwhip.

9:46     A Camp Concert from 1950
An item from a concert for the troops at Linton Camp in June 1950. Ulric Williams as Wiremu Mohaka and Donald Boyd as an officer – called “It’s in the Bag” but has no relation to the radio show being a sketch about what is in the soldier’s bag. An example of “a stage Maori” which these days could be regarded as mildly offensive. 

9:53     Music Track
Artist: The Royal Dunedin Male Choir (2005) Richard Madden (conductor), Linda Folland (accompanist)
Song: On the Street Where You Live
Composer: Lerner/Loewe
Album:  The Royal Dunedin Male Choir

9:57     Music Track
Artist: Radio New Zealand Studio Orchestra
Song: My Love
Composer: McCartney
Album: Orchestral Gold
Label: Tartar TRL 005