Toowoomba celebrates 100 years of Aussie radio

Staff Writer
Hit Triple M

It’s hard to believe, but radio has notched up 100 years in Australia and SCA has celebrated the milestone with a special event in Toowoomba.

In 1919, the radio ‘broadcast’ in Australia saw the national anthem broadcast from one building to another by Ernest Thomas Fisk. The first broadcast license was issued in 1922.

100 special guests were invited to ‘Audio at Altitude’ at the home of HIT Toowoomba and Triple M 846 Darling Downs with Triple M breakfast’s Lee Faulkner as host.

Guests were taken on a tour of the studios and shown ‘behind the scenes’ with SCA showcasing the local events it supports; Carols By Candlelight, It’s a Bloke Thing, Give Me Five for Kids and the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

The event highlighted the national support for both stations from SCA as the company moves forward as the largest audio provider in the Southern Hemisphere, while investing in regional centres like Toowoomba.
Through SCA’s 84 radio stations, 32 regional television stations across 47 markets and 17 digital stations, the company produces more live content than any other broadcast business – and Toowoomba is a major part of this.

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