Tag: Anything Goes

May 06 2016

TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Gordon Chater (pictured), from sketch comedy series The Mavis Bramston Show, won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV at the 8th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The presentation was held at Melbourne’s Southern Cross Hotel on Monday, 21 March 1966, though there appears to have been no televised or press coverage …

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Sep 12 2014

Obituary: Russ Tyson

Russ Tyson, the first person to appear on ABC television in Brisbane, has died at the age of 94. Tyson was a long-serving presenter for ABC radio in Brisbane, starting as a cadet announcer in the late 1930s. When World War II broke out he went on air in Borneo with the Australian Army’s radio station. After …

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Mar 14 2013

Obituary: Peter Dean

Former Western Australian radio and TV personality Peter Dean has died at the age of 74, from motor neurone disease. Dean was a radio presenter in the 1960s and ’70s at Perth stations 6IX and 6PR — including co-hosting a top-rating breakfast show with John Fryer for sixteen years — and a newsreader at STW9. During …

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