In the days before TV, radio was the core of the family home. Doug talks about homemade crystal radios, Kriesler cabinet radios, the radio stations of the 1930s such as 6WF, 6ML, 6PR, and 6IX, and the ‘actuality’ broadcasts of sporting matches. Also radio in Kalgoorlie and Madang during the War.
Thanks to the Boys Employment League and a bit of good luck after a careless mistake, Doug gets a job with C J McAlinden’s Display and Advert Service. Lucky escape from air tank refilling accident. Doug reminisces about the businesses of the day.