Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Adid, who writes:
Hi Thomas, I just watched this very interesting DX film about RADIO SARAWAK.
It’s a behind the scenes look at radio in the tropics, with great vintage gear.
I don’t think it was FM as it’s was much expensive and coverage is limited. But on the other hand we don’t see the large MW antennas
What do you think?
Good question, Adid. The FM band wasn’t widely included on radios until the late 1950s and early 1960s. Since this film dates from 1961, I imagine some of those new transistor/valve radios could have included FM, although I imagine mediumwave was the choice band for regional broadcasts.
Hopefully, an SWLing Post reader can shed some more light on Radio Sarawak’s history! Please comment!