ABC Alice Springs throw the doors open
The opening at that time was quite an event with people riding a line of camels, headed by former ABC Boss David Hill (pictured below).
The first manager of ABC Alice Springs, Rae Allen, said:
“When I first came to Alice Springs the studio was pretty much a demountable studio in an office on top of the photographic store in Reg Harris lane.
The people that were working there at the time were pretty much feeding content through to Darwin to be rebroadcast across the Territory, so the idea was we would build a proper studio in Alice Springs and also staff it so we could do Territory-wide programming out of Alice Springs.
They put the satellite dishes in and immediately I mentioned to one of the guys that I didn’t think they were pointing in the right direction. It turned out the building was actually in the road of the view of the satellites from the dishes, so they had to trim part of the dome on the building off to get clear sight”
You can read more of the story at the ABC Alice Springs website here and see a fantastic collection of photos below from the new studios, and the older ones.