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New programmes on the ZB stations, 1939 (3rd of 4)

New programmes on the ZB stations, 1939

This advertisement promotes new programmes on the ZB stations for 1939. The ZB stations were aimed at a mass audience, with comedies, adventure serials and popular music. They were part of the state-run commercial radio network set up by the Labour government in 1936. The ZB stations were administered by the National Commercial Broadcasting Service (NCBS), whose first director was Colin Scrimgeour, also known as 'Uncle Scrim' from his religious radio programme the Friendly road.

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Reference: The New Zealand Railways Magazine 14, no. 1 (1 April 1939), back cover

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Brian Pauling, 'Radio - The state takes over – the 1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Brian Pauling, published 22 Oct 2014