On the airwaves

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Clipping from the 28 March 1929 issue of "The Daily Mercury" newspaper (Mackay).

ABOVE: Canon Garland pioneered Queensland-wide, live broadcasts of Communion Services, sermons and other entertainments from St Barnabas’ Church, Waterworks Road, Red Hill, heard via the State Government-owned “Queensland Radio Service” on Radio 4QG Brisbane. In this excerpt from Mackay’s “The Daily Mercury” newspaper, Fr Garland was scheduled to broadcast from noon to two o’clock on Friday, 29 March 1929, then ‘the complete evening service will be relayed from St. Barnabas Church; sermon by Canon Garland’, from 7:30pm, followed by ‘a short sacred concert’ for audiences listening on the 735 metres bandwidth.


– from page 5, “The Daily Mercury” (Mackay), 28 March 1929