April 3, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
Today, we went on a journey – a journey through time, back to when radio ruled the airwaves.
When instead of families sitting in separate rooms on iPhones, computers or iPads, they would all sit around the kitchen table and listen to their radio set.
Before the era of television, sitting around the radio was a popular home entertainment. You would listen to the likes of Dad and Dave, Bob Dyer, Jack Benny or one of the many series with George Edwards, all brought to you via the wireless.
These shows included adventure, comedies, mystery and drama. They featured the best talent of the day.
In the lounge room of Arcare Pimpama, Legendary Jack Benny’s signature expression ‘Well!’ can be heard. There are big, comfortable armchairs, cups of tea and a plate of biccies.
It’s a setting that brings back days of old, when families sat together around the radio listening to their favourite programs.
Jamie Loh is Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Queensland. Jamie joined the Arcare team in mid 2019, stepping straight into her responsibilities which include communications with the broader community, community engagement and internal communications responsibilities. Jamie is a firm advocate for consistent communications and engaging ideas to help bridge the gap between those living in aged care residences and the wider communities. Jamie utilises a diverse array of strategies to help improve messaging and boost brand awareness and is always advocating for new methods of communicating in different strategies and mediums. After graduating from Brisbane State High School in 2014, Jamie attended the University of Queensland where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications (Public Relations) and Arts (Japanese). During her time at the University of Queensland, Jamie worked with Brisbane's top Public Relations firms and participated in an intensive language program in Tokyo, Japan.