One of Australian radio’s most famous callsigns, The Greater 3UZ, returns to the airwaves, on Sunday, March 8th.
That’s when Victoria’s racing and sport station, RSN, the holder of the original 3UZ licence, will rebrand itself as 3UZ for a day, bringing back the legendary callsign, jingles and IDs.
The day will mark the 90th Birthday of 3UZ, one of Australia’s most revered stations, which made its first licensed transmission on Sunday, March 8th, 1925, and became Melbourne’s first commercial broadcaster.
In the week leading up to March 8th, RSN will honour the stars and shows that made 3UZ Melbourne’s highest rating station, year after year. RSN’s racing and sport service will remain a priority, but the station will present many golden moments from 3UZ’s history, remembering stars like Stan Rofe, Don Lunn, Allan Lappan, Bert Newton, Graham Kennedy, legendary racecaller Bert Bryant (pictured above), and music icons such as Frank Sinatra and The Beatles.
Many 3UZ recordings will become available on Soundcloud from Monday, March 2nd. RSN has also released over a hundred photos from the 3UZ Publicity Archive, which capture the stars of the station, pop and rock celebrities, and the people of Melbourne, especially through the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
The photos are in a special album, Treasures Of The 3UZ Archive, which can be viewed on the RSN Facebook page.
Visitors to the page may be able to help identify some of the people and places captured in the photos, whose identity has been lost over the years.
More information about 3UZ’s 90th Birthday on the station’s webpage.