Here are some interesting pages and photographs of the Radio Ceylon Handbook published in 1960 in Colombo,Sri Lanka. At the time Vernon Corea was playing a leading role in the Commercial Service of Radio Ceylon.
The Radio Ceylon Handbook published in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1960 – Vernon Corea was presenting a number of popular radio programmes at the time. Radio Ceylon was enjoying huge popularity as ‘King of the Airwaves’ in South Asia.
The Message from the Director-General of Radio Ceylon from the station’s handbook of 1960.
Radio Ceylon Handbook of 1960 – Administration
Radio Ceylon Handbook of 1960 – Programme Officers
Radio Ceylon Handbook of 1960 – Sunday Choice received 8,000 letters from listeners across the island.
Some photographs of Radio Ceylon –
Radio Ceylon engineer, A.W.Dharmapala (right) showing the radio equipment from the German submarine – used in the radio experiments initiated by Edward Harper and the Ceylon Wireless Club in the 1920s.
Radio Ceylon Handbook of 1960 – A Programme Meeting of the National Service – Thevis Guruge is in the picture.
The Radio Ceylon Handbook of 1960 – The Control Room of the station.
The Radio Ceylon Handbook of 1960 – The Programme Organiser of the English Service, Pearl Ondaatje directing a play from a Radio Ceylon studio.
Priya Samaraweera reading a news bulletin
A Programme Assistant Mrs Merle Swan conducting a special Christmas programme for Women in a Radio Ceylon studio.
Clifford Dodd, Director, leads a meeting of the Commercial Service of Radio Ceylon in 1960 – Vernon Corea is seated second from the right – next to Pearl Ondaatje.
HRH Queen Elizabeth’s broadcast over the airwaves of Radio Ceylon – you can see the Radio Ceylon emblem on the microphone used by Her Majesty the Queen.
From a Radio Ceylon studio, Mr. S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike participates in a radio link discussion with Lord Campion and Mr. Dingle Foot in a BBC studio.
The Indian Premier, Jawaharlal Nehru broadcasting over Radio Ceylon.