The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas held a cake cutting ceremony to commemorate the 45th anniversary of television broadcasting in the country.
Acting General Manager, Andrew Burrows told the crowd assembled and those watching live that it was not just a ZNS celebration. He said, “on this day, October 20th 1977, the 45th anniversary of continuous broadcasting in The Bahamas. Its a celebration for our entire industry.”
Picewell Forbes, who rose from a radio announcer to now executive chairman said, ‘the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas has unquestionably led the way in television broadcasting producing programs and have led the way in having standards for others to follow later in this marketplace.”
Representing the Government at the event was the Hon. Jomo Campbell, who told the gathering that “we have come a long way since the 20th of October 1977 when the late Queen Elizabeth II officially commissioned ZNS TV-13 during one of her visits to commonwealth countries. You have grown by leaps and bounds over the last 45 years introducing high definition television and erecting a new and more powerful transmission tower at Harold Pond within the last ten years under the leadership of GM Swann, Chairman Thompson and Minister Nottage. You remained committed to using the latest in communications technology to educate, entertain and inform the Bahamian public.”
Bahamian singing Bishop Lawrence Rolle entertained the crowd and the Corporation’s new logo was revealed on the cake that was cut at the ceremony.