“Australian Radio History” by Bruce Carty Ph.D.
Bruce Carty started his interest in radio at the age of five as a member of the A.B.C. “Argonauts” Club. By seven his radio interest was listening to A.B.C. news broadcasts. By twelve Bruce was avidly following the 2UE Top 40, and at fourteen he became Australia’s youngest commercial radio announcer in 1963 with radio 2KA in Katoomba.
Bruce launched his own closed-circuit radio station in his spare time on Queensland’s Sunshine coast, with a studio in Mooloolaba surf lifesaving club.
Bruce moved into television, working for BTQ-7, TVQ-0 & ABQ-2 in Brisbane, plus stations in Tamworth, Mackay, Darwin, Newcastle, Canberra, Mt Isa, Geraldton & Wagga Wagga. Bruce also worked for NASA at their Honeysuckle Creek tracking station, supporting the later Apollo moon missions (16 and 17) and all the Skylab missions.
Bruce worked in radio in Europe as well, and after moving back to Australia, he obtained his Science Degree in 1989, then an M.B.A. in 1991, and a Ph.D in 2012. Bruce commenced the research for his book in 2005, and it is still ongoing. The fully updated fifth edition of his book “Australian Radio History” was published in 2014, and reprinted in 2015, and includes over 600 historical colour station logos and photographs.
After long bouts with illness Bruce has retired to country NSW where he has embarked on updating his book with this being the final edition.
Bruce is happy to share his knowledge & experience. You can contact Bruce by email using the button below.
Bruce Carty sets World Record!
In September 1993 Bruce set World Record for the longest continuous radio broadcasting for 121 hours & 3 minutes while working as a Disc Jockey at 2CCC FM.