Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 31 2012

‘Hooroo!’ from Prime7 newsreader

Prime7 newsreader Doug Hogan (pictured) last night presented his last news bulletin, ending an era of 30 years for viewers in Wagga Wagga and the Riverina district of NSW. Starting out in 1974 as a cadet reporter for the Cootamundra Herald in his home town, Hogan later ended up at radio station 2LF in Young …

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Mar 29 2012

1992: March 29-April 4

Why Rebekah’s quitting Summer BayAfter two years playing hapless teenager Sophie in Home And Away, Rebekah Elmaloglou (pictured) has decided to leave the series.  The 18-year-old will tape her final scenes for the show in September and hopes that life after Home And Away will be a little less frantic.  “There is definitely life after …

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Mar 25 2012

Obituary: Vince Lovegrove

Australian music industry identity and former television journalist and producer Vince Lovegrove is reported to have died in a car accident near Byron Bay, NSW. The single vehicle accident involving a Volkswagen Kombi van is believed to have occurred early Saturday morning.  While police have not formally identified the victim, the Sydney Morning Herald and …

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Mar 24 2012

Now for something Extra

Inevitably when one starts the other one follows. Last year the Seven and Prime7 networks launched datacast channel TV4 – now TV4ME – featuring predominantly a mix of infomercials and niche programming. Now it appears Nine is set to follow suit with the launch of Extra. The new channel is now broadcasting a test signal …

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Mar 23 2012

1992: March 22-28

Cover: Josephine Byrnes, John Stamos, Georgie Parker Now cop this!The 34th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Radisson President Hotel, gave the audience and viewers some surprises.  After the show’s opening production number – a parody of Michael Jackson’s Black Or White, recalling the old days of black and white television, featuring Cathy …

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Mar 20 2012

1992: March 15-21

Cover: John Stamos Pregnant… then a pause E Street character Sheridan Sturgess (Kate Raison, pictured lower right with co-star Marcus Graham) has been through a fair bit lately. She’s been hunted by a serial killer, menaced by him, locked up in prison and then becomes an escapee. Now she’s having a baby! The latest development …

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Mar 19 2012

TV Week Logie Awards–the nominations

Last night saw TV Week reveal the list of nominees for this year’s TV Week Logie Awards to take place at the Crown Entertainment Complex, Melbourne, on Sunday 15 April.   Publicly-voted categories: GOLD LOGIE Most Popular Personality on Television Adam Hills (Spicks And Specks/Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight, ABC1) Asher Keddie (Offspring, Network …

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Mar 18 2012

More stations turning the big 5-0

Two weeks ago Newcastle-based network NBN celebrated its 50th anniversary.  This weekend saw two more NSW regional stations hit the same milestone – though with perhaps a little less fanfare. The first was CBN8, based in Orange and serving the Central Tablelands region of central western NSW, launching on Saturday, 17 March 1962. CBN8: Saturday …

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Mar 14 2012

Is the Price Right for Seven?

Is The Price Is Right headed for a comeback? According to News Limited, it appears that Seven is keen to revive the age-old format to run back-to-back with Deal Or No Deal in the important lead-in hour to the 6.00pm news. It is tipped that the revamped Price Is Right will be hosted by Larry …

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Mar 13 2012

TV Week’s front covers of ‘96’

Following Sunday’s tribute to Number 96 and to mark the day of the 40th anniversary of the show’s premiere – it debuted on Sydney’s TEN10 on 13 March, 1972 – here are just some of the TV Week covers to have featured various series cast members over its six year run:  Abigail (Bev Houghton #1).  …

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