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Reflections on the Past, Questions of the Future--Public Service Broadcasting: A Case Study of The Bahamas Broadcasting System,
Unformatted Document Text:  8 be heard. These were battery operated as electricity had not been extended to the Out Islands at that time. Bethel served for thirty-three years, including twenty-six as general manager. Bethel retired from ZNS in 1971. Under the direction of Brown, ZNS bloomed during the war years. Brown is recognized as the station’s first manager. He served for more than seven years. However, the first station manager was Veronica Higgs. In May 1937, the Broadcasting Advisory Committee asked Higgs to be the station manager. She resigned after one month. 15 Etienne Dupuch (former editor of the Tribune newspaper) compared Brown to Daniel Defoe, the first modern, English manager/news editor. 16 Like Defoe, Brown was credited with having a sense of knowing what the populace wanted—the ethos of the BBC initiated by John Reith. Rusty Bethel fondly remembered Brown as “the one who put ZNS on the map.” 17 Brown left ZNS and The Bahamas in 1945 for a position with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Montreal. Rosemund Meeres was hired in 1944 as a typist. She left the country in 1945. The early staff was dedicated to the station. Their social backgrounds influenced the early operation of the station and its programming. Brown brought his familiarity of the BBC with him, Bethel, a Creole white Bahamian brought the insular concerns of The Bahamas— particularly, the needs of the Out Islands. Both Brown and Bethel kept ZNS operating under severe constraints—technical, economic, human resource, and programming—for the first thirteen years of its existence. These early constraints hampered rapid growth of the station. However, despite these constraints, by 1939 ZNS was more meaningful to residents in the Out Islands than those who lived in Nassau. With limited access to other media, the islanders came to rely on ZNS for their information and entertainment needs. Elva Russell-Rolle, former radio announcer and television director at ZNS, provides this fond memory of radio's importance to the Out Islands: [Radio was] their entertainment and their connection with the rest of The Bahamas …You'd see a man carrying a radio on his head everywhere he goes because that was

Authors: Storr, Juliette.
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be heard. These were battery operated as electricity had not been extended to the Out Islands at
that time. Bethel served for thirty-three years, including twenty-six as general manager. Bethel
retired from ZNS in 1971. Under the direction of Brown, ZNS bloomed during the war years.
Brown is recognized as the station’s first manager. He served for more than seven years.
However, the first station manager was Veronica Higgs. In May 1937, the Broadcasting Advisory
Committee asked Higgs to be the station manager. She resigned after one month.
15
Etienne
Dupuch (former editor of the Tribune newspaper) compared Brown to Daniel Defoe, the first
modern, English manager/news editor.
16
Like Defoe, Brown was credited with having a sense of
knowing what the populace wanted—the ethos of the BBC initiated by John Reith. Rusty Bethel
fondly remembered Brown as “the one who put ZNS on the map.”
17
Brown left ZNS and The
Bahamas in 1945 for a position with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Montreal.
Rosemund Meeres was hired in 1944 as a typist. She left the country in 1945.
The early staff was dedicated to the station. Their social backgrounds influenced the
early operation of the station and its programming. Brown brought his familiarity of the BBC
with him, Bethel, a Creole white Bahamian brought the insular concerns of The Bahamas—
particularly, the needs of the Out Islands. Both Brown and Bethel kept ZNS operating under
severe constraints—technical, economic, human resource, and programming—for the first
thirteen years of its existence. These early constraints hampered rapid growth of the station.
However, despite these constraints, by 1939 ZNS was more meaningful to residents in the Out
Islands than those who lived in Nassau. With limited access to other media, the islanders came to
rely on ZNS for their information and entertainment needs. Elva Russell-Rolle, former radio
announcer and television director at ZNS, provides this fond memory of radio's importance to the
Out Islands:
[Radio was] their entertainment and their connection with the rest of The Bahamas
…You'd see a man carrying a radio on his head everywhere he goes because that was


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