Radio Adelaide turns 50 this week

Australia’s oldest community radio station Radio Adelaide celebrates its 50th birthday this week having first gone to air on June 28th 1972.

Formerly known as Radio VL-5UV, the station first went to air on June 28, 1972 with a transmission that extended 20 miles north and south of Adelaide.

Today, Radio Adelaide is a fully independent station that can be heard right across the Adelaide metro area, as well as in parts of the mid-north, Fleurieu and Yorke Peninsulas and its 150 volunteers produce over 120 hours of original, local content every week, ranging from news and current affairs to music programming.

Radio Adelaide’s new Eastwood studios will be officially unveiled at the South Australian Community Broadcasting Association’s annual conference later this year.