History of wireless telegraphy and broadcasting in Australia/Topical/Biographies/Alfred Earl Read

Alfred Earl Read was a prominent radio journalist and magazine manager in New Zealand and Australia during the 1930s and 1940s. In the early 1930s he was the editor of the New Zealand Radio Times. In 1936 he relocated to Australia and established the Australasian Radio World in a partnership with his brother-in-law. The magazine was sold in 1940 to Allan Galbraith Hull, brother of the well known Ross Amos Hull, however Earl continued with the magazine as business manager for a number of years. The All-Wave All-World DX Club was the brainchild of Read and was incorporated within Australasian Radio World from its inception. For a small once-off payment, the club provided its members with a distinctive membership number, a club badge and access to official stationery. Total membership approached one thousand and its members were a core readership of the magazine. After the sale of the magazine in 1940, operation of the club was continued by A. G. Hull, but eventually petered out during WW2. After the war, a revival of the club was considered, but there was insufficient interest and it lay dormant until the magazine's demise in 1951. A summary biography has not yet been prepared however the following resources have been assembled in preparation: