Monthly Archive: January 2010

Jan 31 2010

Ken Austin

Ken Austin, well known radio and television identity in Shepparton, has died at the age of 86. He started his radio career as a teenager at Warragul-based radio station 3UL in 1941 and after serving with the army returned to the station.  In 1949, he was promoted to the position of chief announcer at sister …

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Jan 30 2010

Number 96: Aftermath Of Murder DVD

13 March 1972 was the night that Australian TV ‘lost its virginity’ with the Sydney debut of Number 96.  (Melbourne followed the next night) And on 13 March 2010 – 38 years later – the third DVD of the hit ‘70s series is to be released, a year after it was first announced. The 4-disc …

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Jan 26 2010

1990: January 27-February 2

Cover: Cher Steve lays down the law When Fast Forward’s Steve Vizard threw in a lucrative legal career to go into television comedy, everyone told him he was an idiot.  “And I am an idiot,” he says.  “You can see what a fundamentally good decision it was to leave a great job in law to …

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Jan 26 2010

1990: January 20-26

Matt goes in to bat for the street kids A Country Practice star Matt Day (pictured) is fed up with the media focusing on sensationalist issues surrounding street kids and homeless youth, such as prostitution and drug abuse, while ignoring possible solutions.  “The media should be dealing with issues that cover getting housing for these …

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Jan 25 2010

SBS starts up STVDIO

SBS has announced the launch of its new pay-TV channel, STVDIO, dedicated to entertainment and the arts. The new channel will debut on 1 April as a replacement for the Ovation Channel which is to close after not being renewed by Foxtel and Austar in favour of the new channel to be run by PAN …

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Jan 24 2010

1990: January 13-19

Craig’s Crisis New Home And Away star Craig McLachlan (pictured) admits he was “totally exhausted” and on the verge of a breakdown last year.  The pressures of recording his first album with group Check 1-2, establishing himself on Home And Away after leaving Neighbours, separating from his manager, ex-wife Karen, and the media attention towards …

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Jan 21 2010

ABC to launch news channel

ABC is set to launch Australia’s first 24-hour free-to-air news channel this year. The new channel, announced today by ABC managing director Mark Scott, will broadcast on the digital platform and will serve as a competitor to Australia’s only other continuous news channel, Sky News Australia, which is available on pay-TV. The new channel follows …

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Jan 21 2010

Melbourne moves up from Channel 0 to 10

It is now 30 years since Melbourne’s ATV0 made history and changed its broadcast frequency to Channel 10. When Reg Ansett was awarded the licence to operate Melbourne’s third commercial channel in 1963, he was given the frequency of Channel 0 – down the low end of the dial, and, being a ‘new’ frequency, most …

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Jan 18 2010

Ding Dong Denise back on daytime TV

Denise Drysdale is set to make her return to TV as a panellist on the upcoming Ten Network program, The Circle. One of Australia’s true TV veterans, Drysdale was a performer in children’s television in the 1960s, later featuring in pop music shows Kommotion, Uptight and Dig We Must and on Graham Kennedy’s In Melbourne …

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Jan 14 2010

Mildura: Six months to go

The Government has started playing commercials, specific to the Mildura/Sunraysia area, to remind viewers that local analogue signals will be shut down in less than six months – 30 June to be exact: Viewers will notice a couple of familiar names in the campaign – Rebekah Elmaloglou, best known from Home And Away, and David …

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