Story: Radio

Stan Hughes with early broadcasting equipment

Stan Hughes with early broadcasting equipment

Stan Hughes demonstrates some of Robert Jack's pioneering broadcasting equipment at Otago University, in 1991. Jack, a physics professor at the university, and his technician Jack Sutherland built a radio transmitter from British equipment. Professor Jack made the first New Zealand radio broadcast of voice and music on 17 November 1921. Stan Hughes joined the physics department in 1924 as assistant to Sutherland, and worked with Sutherland and Jack on further innovative research.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 20 May 2006, p. 42
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Brian Pauling, 'Radio - The early years, 1921 to 1932', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 February 2023)

Story by Brian Pauling, published 22 Oct 2014