Radio 6PR celebrates its 90th anniversary of broadcasting in Western Australia

Tony McManys, Steve Mills and Basil Zempilas
Tony McManys, Steve Mills and Basil Zempilas

Perth’s 6PR 882 celebrated its 90th anniversary of broadcasting in October with a special lunch at The National Hotel in Fremantle. 

6PR host Steve ‘Millsy’ Mills hosted and broadcast from the event, which was attended by a who’s who of Perth media, together with 40 lucky listeners. The gathering included a number of former 6PR presenters including Graham Mabury, who holds the record for the longest stint on the station, broadcasting for 33 of its 90 years.

“We are proud to celebrate an incredible 90 years of radio history,” said 6PR content manager Emily White. “6PR has long played an integral part in the life of this city and will continue to well into the future. 

“We have come a long way since 6PR was founded by the electrical and music warehouse company Nicholson’s Limited, who were operating the station from a studio above their music showroom at 86 Barrack Street in the heart of the city. 

“A lot has changed in the 90 years since, but what hasn’t changed is radio’s ability to connect with its audience, and for 6PR to tell the story of Perth.”