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BroadcastFromN.S. W. Prison -Will 'Be Unusual Experiment
On Sunday, October 23, the Australian Broadcasting Commission will present a broadcast for New South Wales listeners which, through its very novelty, should prove one of the most interesting and entertaining vet heard. It will
be from the Goulbourn (N.S.W.) Gaol, and all items will be provided by the convicts.
It may be the first of many suck qpvel broadcasts. rin America, broadcasts from gaols are 'frequently, given and the broadcast here shows that Australian radio pro grammes are being influenced by modern methods abroad. 'Although South Australian prison authorities do not encourage prisoners to listen in, radio, in other States of Australia, and in other parts of the World, is regarded as providing benefi cjal entertainment for prisoners, and they are allowed to hear it -.There can be little doubt that music as a recreation is a good influence, and South Australian prisoners have this influence provided by concert parties which' frequently visit the gaols. NOVELTIES WANTED Although the first gaol broadcast will be a concert, there is no reason why future broadcasts could not take the form of interviews with convicts, and discussions about their trades, studies, and hobbies in gaoL ^In the early days of radio, broad easts from outside sources were per Baps more frequent than they are now. M Qus feature is the first of a series or hovel relays, the AJ3.C. could do $pr£e than revive some of those early entertainments. ^TSBre could be broadcasts from the cftbtn of , an interstate air liner, from t» foot-plate of a locomotive, and from. QU kitchens and hold of a ship. There fKO -possibilities for novel broadcasts ef -many differing types.