Bruce Carty’s life-long love affair with radio began at the age of five as a member of the ABC “Argonauts” Club. In 1963, at just 14, he became Australia’s youngest commercial radio announcer with 2KA in Katoomba.
Since then, he’s been through more stations than The Ghan and has also worked for NASA at their Honeysuckle Creek tracking station, supporting Apollo moon missions 16 and 17 and all the Skylab missions.
In his “spare time,” between earning a Science Degree an M.B.A. and a Ph.D, Bruce researched and wrote his book “Australian Radio History.” It includes over 600 historical colour station logos and photographs.
Sadly, due to ill-health, Bruce has written his last chapter. He wants to share the book with everyone and has been kind enough to have published an e-book version available to all our readers at no charge.
“Writing the first edition of my book took many years of research, visiting as many radio stations throughout Australia as I could, and countless hours interviewing radio broadcasters, engineers, management & community radio station members,” Bruce told radioinfo.
“The 2019 version of my book is an e-book, and this will be the last edition. I am happy to share my e-book with you, at no cost, and no requirement to ‘sign-on’.
“You can download a copy of my e-book here.”
Bruce, now aged 70, has endured eight cancer operations, with more to come. His beloved wife succumbed to cancer and recently passed away. “Despite all this,” says Bruce, “I still feel fit enough for my age and go for a walk every day.”
Bruce is happy to share his book, his knowledge and experience. You can contact him by email here.