Blue Mountains Historical Society – Meeting and Public Talk

Blue Mountains Historical Society

Blue Mountains Historical Society

A message from the Blue Mountains Historical Society:

On Saturday 3 February 2018, the first Blue Mountains Historical Society (BMHS) monthly meeting and public lecture for 2018 will feature a presentation entitled Voice of the Mountains – A History of Radio Station 2KA by noted Blue Mountains Historian and Researcher, John Lanser.

The Voice of the Mountains, Station 2KA, first went on the air on September 7th, 1935 with studios and transmitter at Medlow Bath. Early in 1937 the studios were established in the main street of Katoomba. The present transmitter with its giant twin steel towers, the tops of which are over 3000 feet above sea level, was erected in 1938. The transmitter, which is capable of putting 2000 watts into the aerial, was built for 2KA by Amalgamated Wireless. The Voice of the Mountains was silenced on Tuesday 24th February 2015 when Cool Country 2KA ceased transmitting on 1476AM and its FM LPON Frequencies.

Join John Lanser as he explores the history of this Mountains’ Icon.

Morning tea will be available for a small donation from 10am at The History Centre at 99 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls. The meeting and talk, for which there is no charge, will commence at 10.30am.

Date and time: Saturday 3 February, 10:30am
Venue: The History Centre, 99 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls
Cost: Free (morning tea will be available for a small donation)

 

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