Update : April 4, 2020v
- The Burma Broadcasting Service (BBS) was located in Windermere Crescent.
It later moved to Pyay / Prome Road.
- U Khin Zaw (“K”) was the founder Director.
- He was succeeded by U Pe Thaw.
- BBS was known as “Myanmar Ah Than”.
It evolved into “Myanmar Yoke Myin Than Kyar”.
- There were three sessions : Morning, Noon and Night
- The main programs were in Burmese.
- There were also programs in English and national languages (e.g. Shan)
- The English section of BBS (Burma Broadcasting Service) had a program for Local Talents.
- BBS U Hla Bu (Percy Loonee), Daw Olive, Daw Allison Tun Ngwe and U Aung Thwin (Eddie) helped run the program.
- A typical session is allocated 15 minutes.
- An individual or a group can sing or play about five songs.
- A typical remuneration is 45 Kyats per session.
Variety Show / Performers
- Occasionally, BBS holds a Variety Show.
- Saya U Win Mra and Saya Des Rodgers
- Dream Makers (Reggie Ba Oo, Eddie Ba Oo, …)
- LPJ (Love Peace and Joy) (Victor Khin Nyo, Thein Tan, …)
- Playboys (Thann Naing, Tommy Kyaw Naing, Kyaw Naing, …)
Performed at the Rangoon University Golden Jubilee Celebrations in 1970.
- TAMPS (Tin Aung, Austin Xavier, Mra Tun, Pierpont Morgan and Sydney Sann Aung)
- Immanuel Four (Phillip Po Ba, Gerald Sao … )
- Shamrock Boys (Nyi Nyi and Myint Soe)
- Win Sisters (led by Joyce Win [Nwe Yin Win])
- Super Star (Peter Ba Thein, Han Ngwe Tun, …)
- The Wild Ones (Paw brothers, …)
- Victor Ohn Maung (taught several to play the guitar)
- Ricky Zaw (Steel Guitar)
- Andrew Kong (Keyboard)
- Some people (e.g. Thein Tan, Reggie Ba Oo, …) played on more than one group.
- Most groups had three Guitarists (Lead, Rhythm and Bass) and a Drummer.
- Some groups feature Steel, Hawaiian and 12 String Guitars, Banjo, Percussion and Keyboard.
Several performers turned Professional during the Stereo Khit.