Issue Details: First known date: 1957 1957
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Type of Media

Radio and television

Access for Researchers

By email

Content Summary

  • Audio material relating to Ken Guy’s work in radio in Australia (Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales) and the UK. Includes news reports, news bulletins, radio station promos, interviews, etc., 1957-1996
  • Examples include:
  • 4BC promo for “Geoff, Tony and Bob”, top DJs at the station, 1963-1964
  • John Gorton’s first speech as prime minister, recorded by Ken Guy for 4BH, 10 January 1968
  • compilation of radio material prepared as an audition tape, July 1973
  • launch of radio station LBC (London Broadcasting Company), 8 October 1973
  • 4BH changes music format, news bulletin and reports by Ken Guy and others, 13 November 1975
  • Photographs relating to work in a number of radio stations: 3TR Sale (1957-1959); 3SH Swan Hill (1960-1961 and 1962-1963); 7EX Launceston (1961); 3UZ Melbourne (1963-1964); 2KY Sydney (1964-1965); 3AW Melbourne (1965-1967); 4BH Brisbane (1967-1969, 1975-1982 as Editor "Macquarie News" Queensland, and 1990-1992); ABC Brisbane (1969-1970); LBC (1973-1975); 4BC (1994-1996); and television station TVO Brisbane (1982-1989)
  • Press clippings from Brisbane ("Brisbane Telegraph" and "Sunday Truth") and London on the launch of LBC in 1973, the first ‘legal’ commercial radio station in the UK


Ken Guy worked as a journalist for 40 years, mostly in radio, but including 8 years in television. He also spent 2 years as a reporter in London.

Ken Guy has written a memoir about his career: "One Voice Among Many" (2009). This is held at the National Film and Sound Archive, which also has some of Ken Guy’s radio work, as well as an oral history recorded with him in 1996.


Ken Guy, commercial radio, ABC, television, news, politics, 2KY, 3AW, 3SH, 3TR, 3UZ, 4BC, 4BH, 7EX, LBC, TVO, Macquarie

Contact Name

Mr Ken Guy



Phone and Fax

Ph +61 (7) 5429 6135


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