Happy 50th birthday Radio Adelaide
Radio Adelaide celebrated its 50th birthday in style this week, with special performances from Nathan May and Parvyn at local live music venue The Gov.
Formerly known as Radio VL-5UV, the station first went to air on June 28, 1972, the inaugural broadcast heralding the birth of the community broadcasting sector in Australia.
Its transmission extended 20 miles north and south of Adelaide.
Today, Radio Adelaide is a fully independent station that can be heard right across the Adelaide metro area, as well as in parts of the mid-north, Fleurieu and Yorke Peninsulas.
The station has thanked its many volunteers, guests, project partners and generations of trainees who’ve experienced the thrill of going live to air for the first time.
Radio Adelaide’s new Eastwood studios will be officially unveiled at the South Australian Community Broadcasting Association’s annual conference later this year.