97 year-old Terry Colhoun reflects on his life and career at ABC Radio

Terry Colhoun – long-term member of the AJS ACT and founding NFAJS Committee member.

There aren’t many people who can remember the earliest radio broadcasts from the ABC, which formed back in 1932.

But 97 year-old Ernest Colhoun, better known as Terry, recalls those times with crystal clarity.

Terry eventually became the Manager of the ABC in Canberra in the 1960s after working in regional bureau like Sale and Newcastle. He also served overseas in North America over the course of an illustrious 35 year career with the national broadcaster.

Terry covered the Queen’s visit to Canberra, Whitlam’s dismissal and plenty of memorable moments in our local and national history.

To celebrate the ABC’s 90th birthday, Terry invited Producer Jack Schmidt around to his Woden home for a conversation about his storied life and career with ABC.

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