March 2007 archive

Mar 17 2007

Two more birthdays in regional NSW

Regional TV was growing at a great rate in NSW in 1962 – with two local commercial stations launching on 17 and 18 March respectively. CBN8, based in Orange in the Central Tablelands region of NSW, was launched on 17 March 1962. CBN8 would later partner with CWN6 which began in 1965 in nearby Dubbo. …

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Mar 13 2007

“The night Australian TV lost its virginity……….”

It was thirty five years ago tonight, 13 March, that Australian TV ‘lost its virginity’ with the tell-all tales of life in a suburban block of flats in Sydney – Number 96.The critics hated it, the censors constantly monitored it, and the viewers couldn’t get enough of it – as Number 96 became compulsive viewing …

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Mar 03 2007

Happy Birthday NBN3!

It was this day, 4 March, forty five years ago that New South Wales’ first regional station NBN3 began transmission from studios in Mosbri Crescent, Newcastle, and transmitter located at Mt Sugarloaf, covering Newcastle and the Hunter Valley region. NBN was unlike many regional stations in that it was one of the first to have …

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Mar 01 2007

Whatever happened to …. ?

While watching the TV in the waiting room at the GP’s today, i was confronted by what is known as Good Health Television.. basically a “channel” of segments discussing various health topics. While this concept is nothing new, it has apparently been playing in doctors waiting rooms for 15 years, I was surprised to see …

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