NewsWest for Sunday 19th April 2020 - Special Edition

Post date: Apr 17, 2020 11:53:34 AM

19 April 2020NewsWest for Sunday 19th April 2020 is a special edition. We’re still doing our best to avoid this dreaded lurgy that has impacted everyone on a global scale, however NewsWest continues, and today we’re departing from our usual format to bring you an exclusive interview with Jeanne Socrates, VE0JS.

The interview occupies most of today’s programme, however we think you’ll enjoy it. The interview is also available as an audio visual presentation, and you’ll find it at vk6 dot net.

We’ll also hear some notes from the Radio Amateur Society of Australia, a few s nippets of local news, and Roy’s Helpline.

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Originating in Perth Western Australia NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News for listeners on-air, on-line and on-demand.

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