Today, some of the leading commercial radio stations in their markets are talk stations. Unless otherwise indicated, all images are sourced to the publc domain.
Broadcasting Mapping Music in Australia. However, it's worth noting that non-music programming has also been an integral part of the history of Australian commercial radio.
Ask students, in small groups, to develop a set of questions about radio usage to ask people of at least two generations older than themselves. This is reflected in a number of recent strategic partnerships such as that between Austereo and Fairfax Digital referred to in the following media release  and article. This makes the radio sector the most competitive media sector in Australia today.
Today, most of Australia's commercial radio stations are part of networks.
However, some commercial radio stations have begun to use the Internet to do interesting things in terms of programming. Students consider whether radio broadcasting has the same impact on Australian audiences today as it did in the 1920s.
The most anticipated technology development in the Australian radio sector is digital broadcast radio. For other licence areas, the start date will be determined by the Commonwealth Minister for Communications.
Links to the author's personal websites. Digital broadcast radio is considered to be the most fundamental advance in radio broadcasting technology since FM stereo radio in the 1970s.
Colin James. But for others, the years following World War I were years of hardship and suffering that were only to worsen when the Great Depression hit in 1929. In 1932 that company was also nationalised.
The two sectors share something of a symbiotic relationship. This video clip is on the From Wireless to Web website, produced in 2005. Click on any image for a full-size view!
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During the Great Depression many families could not afford to own a radio so Glebe council in Sydney commissioned a 'Wireless House' in 1934, a public listening place in a local park. Australian Planet.