George King

Geoerge King, Himatangi Radio

Worked at:

  • Auckland Radio: 1947-1952
  • Makara Radio
  • Himatangi Radio: Senior Technician, 9 Nov 1964 – 31 Mar 1980

George wrote a detailed description of Himatangi Radio.

A few of the Musick Point staff enjoy a jam session, c1950. Clockwise from left: Rex Beechy, George King (accordion), Doug Morris (piano), Alan Howe (electric guitar), Mervyn Ball (accordion), Gordon Nicholls, Tom Scott, unidentified, unidentified, Jack Monks (guitar)
A few of the Auckland Radio (Musick Point) staff enjoy a jam session, c1950. Clockwise from left: Rex Beechy, George King (accordion), Doug Morris (piano), Alan Howe (electric guitar), Mervyn Ball (accordion), Gordon Nicholls, Tom Scott, unidentified, unidentified, Jack Monks (guitar). Photo: G Bull, NZPO
George King at the Frequency Measuring Console. Makara Radio.
George King at the frequency measuring console, Makara Radio. Courtesy, Chris Underwood
Staff of Makara Radio around 1960
George King (centre) when he was deputy to George Askey (top row, second from left) at Makara Radio around 1960. Photo: Jim Coyle
1963: Senior radio technicians attending a conference at Post Office headquarters
1963: Senior radio technicians attending a conference at Post Office headquarters. Courtesy Bill Heinz. Click to enlarge
Technician George King (right) at the aerial matching panel, Makara Radio.
George King (right) at the aerial selection panel, Makara Radio. Courtesy: Chris Underwood
George King (right) Officer-in-Charge, Himatangi Radio shares a light-hearted moment with Deputy-OIC Don Snadon at the control console, c1974
George King (right) Officer-in-Charge, Himatangi Radio shares a light-hearted moment with Deputy-OIC Don Snadon at the control console, c1974. Photo: Rex Johnson
20 February 2005: George King, John Duncan, Jack Ryan and Joe Collett at a quarterly lunch for radio colleagues at the Fisherman's Table in Paekakariki
20 February 2005: George King, John Duncan, Jack Ryan and Joe Collett at a quarterly lunch for radio colleagues at the Fisherman’s Table in Paekakariki. Photo: Clyde Williams. Click to enlarge.