Braaivleis, Rugby, Sunny Skies and Chevrolet

March 6, 2007 at 2:05 pm 4 comments

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Braaivleis, Rugby, Sunny Skies and Chevrolet

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January 6th 1976 saw the first SABC broadcast television services in the Republic of South Africa (The World At War, The Villagers, Sport 76The Dingleys, Blitspatrolie, Haas Das se Nuuskas, Oscar in Asblikfontein, Willem, Doktor Doktor, Wiellie Wallie); it also marked the beginning of the demise of radio.

Springbok Radio  took to the airwaves on May 1st 1950, broadcasting in both English and Afrikaans until December 31st 1985.  Popular programs fueling the theatre of the imagination included:

  • Lux Radio Theatre
  • Squad Cars
  • Consider Your Verdict
  • Inspector Carr Investigates
  • High Adventure
  • The Creeking Door
  • The Men From the Ministry
  • No Place to Hide
  • Liefdeslied
  • Test the Team
  • The Mind of Tracy Dark
  • The Springbok 430 Special
  • Call Back the Past
  • The Pip Freedman Show
  • General Motors on Safari
  • Jet Jungle
  • The Avengers
  • Die Manheim Saga
  • Wolwedans in die Skemer
  • So Maak Mens
  • The Sounds of Darkness

Archival sound recordings and adverstisements are now available through the Springbok Radio Preservation Society of South Africa.  Please visit their website here.

Remember staring at this test-pattern waiting for this fanfare?

SABC Test Pattern

 

 

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Glynnys Cheesman  |  June 11, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Lord ,this sure brings back memories. Those were the good old days.

    Reply
  • 2. Mike Mans-Combrinck  |  May 27, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Oh wow!!! Excellent, loved the Springbok Radio bits….

    Reply
  • 3. Peter Pearson  |  March 10, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Die Spook van Donkergad …with Piet Pompies lol

    Reply
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