Dear Editor – Could you put this in your paper! I must thank Mr Clement Kengava on his letter of lamentation about the above subject. It is true that any organization must have its beginning somewhere, somehow. Broadcasting is an important aspect of development in the world today and Solomon islands is no exception.
It is a media entity which help to expose to the world the happenings of today confused, corrupted and sometimes advanced Techs of our world.
I will add more names to Mr Kengava’s list, Mr John Baura, Mr Hon John Garo, Mr Nelson Kwanafia, Paul Beni, Elison Tagarat, and Roy Kelosi. All these brothers had passed away. May be myself and few others are the only ones still survive.
In broadcasting, the quality of your voice is a top notch in the criteria of selection. Knowledge and the fluency of the language you use. For us English.
We as broadcaster, we speak to people in their homes in the fields and anywhere at that point of time. Take yourself and put you in their shoes. We must try to put on the like and love, not what you want and love.
Then we look at our time. People have different tastes at different times of the day and night; it means we must prepare a variety of music at all times. Not you’re favorite always.
During those days there were not many staff, like today and the machines were all manuals and yet we opened at 5:30am and closed at 10:30pm.
I can still remember when I closed the SIBS station at 10:30pm and someone recorded that at the far north of Switzerland and sent the tape to the broadcasting officer SIBS Solomon Islands.
During the presentation of programmes especially the news all studios and everywhere must be quite not like today banging of doors. Other voices coming from the background of the recording and I can tell you that’s a very poor quality at work.
Anyway if the government sees it and gives some assists of token of thanks to the survived ones we would appreciate those memorable days and moments of broadcasting. The world broadcasting day is a good time. World biggest broadcasting organizations such as ABC, BBC, NBC, voice of America are highly discipline and always keep up to date with events and other happening in the world today.
I love broadcasting because of music and ties me with the world outside of my home, house, villages and country. So long live SIBC.
West Fataleka, ward five