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Associated Radio Company; Melbourne

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Name: Associated Radio Company; Melbourne    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: associated
Products: Model types

Associated Radio Company; Melbourne

Founded: 1923
Closed: 1928

Associated Radio Company of Australia started Victoria's first A-Class station, 3AR, on 26 January 1924. It began its operations from 51-53 A'Beckett Street Melbourne The following year they moved out into the suburbs where they could build a more powerful transmitter. Associated Radio was also instrumental in establishing Adelaide's first A-Class station, 5CL, which began transmissions on 20 November 1924, and also 7ZL in Hobart.

On the 16 May 1928 they amalgamated with the other Melbourne A-Class station, 3LO to form Dominion Broadcasting Ltd. Advertising indicates they manufactured radio parts and complete radio receivers from 1923 to 1926.

This manufacturer was suggested by Gary Cowans.


Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

Advertisement from the Wireless & Electrical Exhibition Convention, May 1924.tbn_aus_assoc_radio_co_ad_1924_radio_parts.jpg
A newspaper article explaining the importance of radio broadcasting and their intent to manufacture radios in Australia. From the “Richmond River Express & casino & Kyogle Advertiser”(NSW) December 19, 1923.tbn_aus_assoc_radio_co_artical.jpg