Hand over of Springbok Radio archive material to SABC on 8 May

posted 4 May 2012, 01:17 by Sabc Media Libraries   [ updated 13 May 2012, 23:57 ]

Media release:

Tuesday 08 May 2012 will officially mark the handover of the archives of the Springbok  Radio Preservation Society  of South Africa  to the SABC.

When Springbok Radio opened in 1950 it had only three medium wave transmitters, but by October 1951, it was broadcasted to all the densely populated areas of the then Union of South Africa on 11 transmitters. Eric Egan was the first voice on Springbok Radio with his breakfast show.   From the start it was a resounding success- announcers found themselves catapulted into the limelight and they were mobbed by eager fans when they made public appearances.