Issue Details: First known date: 1972... 1972 Radio Adelaide (Formerly 5UV)
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Type of Media

Community radio

Access for Researchers

By appointment

Content Summary

  • Audio: collection of talks and music programs on various tape formats, some back to 1972; also outside concerts and presentations recorded by the station for broadcast, late 1980s-present
  • Program guide, early 1990s-present
  • Certificates for awards given to the station for broadcasting and training activities (list is available online), 1984-present
  • Annual reports and other organisational records, c2002-present


Radio Adelaide, 101.5 FM, was the first community radio station in South Australia, established in 1972 at the University of Adelaide. Its focus is on talks and music, with many specialist music programs. The station is a Registered Training Organisation and provides courses on radio broadcasting.

There is a history of the station on its website and a selection of previously-broadcast programs and program series.

Archival audio and documents of Radio Adelaide, going back to to the early 1970s, can be found at the Barr Smith Library at the University of Adelaide. The Mortlock Library at the State Library of South Australia also holds some material.


Radio Adelaide, 5UV, 101.5 FM, community radio, University of Adelaide, South Australia, music, awards, organisational documents, training

Contact Name

Mr Darren van Schaik


228 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000

Phone and Fax

Ph +61 (8) 8303 5000, Fax +61 (8) 8303 4374


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Affiliation Notes

  • This record is included in AustLit because it forms part of the Media Archives Project. AustLit does not comprehensively cover Australian Archives.

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