Audio recordings JHW/11

Dated 19 Dec 1932

Extent: 4 items

An audio recording of the opening radio broadcast of the BBC Empire Broadcasting Service which features J H Whitley (Chairman of the BBC) and Sir John Reith (Director-General of the BBC). The audio recording is stored on a compact disk in CD Audio Track (.cda) format. The recording came from (and was originally digitised by) the BBC Sound Archive.

Together with the audio recording are some research notes concerning this broadcast, includng: a transcript of J H Whitley's speech on the recording; a printed copy of an article on the BBC's website concerning the foundation of the BBC's world Service (, accessed in June 2016) and a photocopy of a newspaper article containing letters of appreciation/memories of J H Whitley by Sir Alexander Mackenzie Livingstone, "D.S.M" and Edward Miles.

Audio-visual recordings

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Digital optical disk