Brief Background

  • Burma Broadcasting Service
    (Myanmar Ah Than)
  • Original building : Windermere Crescent
    Later moved to Prome Road
  • Founder-Director U Khin Zaw (“K”, former Chief Librarian of RU Central Library)
    Spouse : Daw Than Hnit
    Children : Pyone Khin Zaw, Wint Khin Zaw
  • Assisted by U Pe Thaw
    Children : Dr. Zin Aung, Win Aung, Htay Aung, Jean
  • Broadcast in Burmese, English and selected National Languages

Local Talents

  • The English section of BBS had a program for Local Talents.
  • BBS U Hla Bu (Percy Looney), Daw Olive, Daw Allison Tun Ngwe and U Eddie Thwin 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

  • Occasionally, BBS holds a Variety Show.
  • Playboys participated in the Rangoon University Golden Jubilee Celebrations in 1970.
  • Several performers turned Professional during the Stereo Khit.


  • Win Mra and Des Rodgers
  • Dream Makers
    Reggie Ba Oo (Tekkatho Aye Maung), Eddie Ba Oo (Tin Aung Moe), …
  • LPJ (Love Peace and Joy)
    Victor Khin Nyo, Thein Tan, …
  • Playboy
    Sein Lwin, Thann Naing, Tommy Kyaw Naing, Kyaw Naing, …
    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
    Joyce Win (Nwe Yin Win), Hilda Win …
  • Super Star
    Peter Ba Thein, Han Ngwe Tun (Raymon Tun Ngwe), …
  • The Wild Ones
    Paw brothers, …
  • Andrew Kong
  • Victor Ohn Maung
    taught several to play the guitar
  • Ricky Zaw
    Steel Guitar
  • 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.

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