Tag: Nine News

Mar 25 2009

WIN’s ten years out west

It is now ten years since regional network WIN spread to Western Australia.  The station was originally due to launch on Friday 26 March 1999 but at the last minute decided to begin broadcasting a day earlier to broadcast news bulletins with particular attention to Cyclone Vance that had swept across the state just days …

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Mar 19 2009

Queensland’s 50 years of news

The year 2009 marks a number of significant anniversaries for Australian television.  One of them is the fiftieth anniversary of TV in Queensland – as Brisbane channels QTQ9, BTQ7 and ABQ2 all begun transmission during the second half of 1959. QTQ9 was the first station to air in the Sunshine State, opening on 16 August …

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Feb 08 2009

Brian Naylor

Former Melbourne television identity Brian Naylor (pictured) and his wife Moiree have been found dead after the horrific bushfires that have ravaged Victoria over the weekend.  The couple’s bodies were found tonight after they were reported unaccounted for after a blaze tore through the rural town of Kinglake.  More than eighty have been reported dead …

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Jan 19 2009

1979: January 20-26

That was the year that was! For Mike Walsh (pictured), the king of daytime TV, 1978 earned him an even greater following and more accolades including a Gold Sammy for best male TV personality and the award for best light entertainment series. Highlights for The Mike Walsh Show during the year included guest appearances by …

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Nov 29 2008

Summer Temptation could be its last

Reports today that Nine’s long-running quiz show Temptation is well and truly finished with the show’s host Ed Phillips not having his contract renewed by the network. Beginning in 2005, Temptation was a rework of the long-running Sale Of The Century which ran from 1980 to 2001.  Sale, of course, was itself a rework of …

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Nov 21 2008

Imparja news signing off

Imparja Television, Australia’s last independently-owned regional TV operator, is reported to be closing down its regional news and current affairs unit. ABC reports that the Alice Springs-based, indigenous-owned broadcaster is closing its local news operations in a round of cost cutting.   Already seven jobs are believed to have been cut with more to follow. The …

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Nov 10 2008

1978: November 11-17

A little bit of what John fancies Although he’s been an actor since the age of 11, John Meillon (pictured, with Stuart Wagstaff) has never been a walk-on, say-a-few-words, walk-off-again actor… a bit player. But that will change with a role in Bit Part, one of the series of plays featured in ABC‘s Stuart Wagstaff’s …

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Jul 28 2008

Mike Munro leaves Nine

A week is a long time in television, and Mike Munro has just announced his retirement after 30 years in television – most of those with the Nine Network. Beginning as a copy boy with The Australian and The Daily Mirror newspapers in 1971, Munro joined Sydney’s TEN10 Eyewitness News in 1978 but later went …

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Jan 04 2008

1978: January 7-13

Cover Story: TV’s Sportsman of the YearTV Times previews the presentation of the 1977 Sportsman Of The Year – to be screened on ABC on Saturday 7 January. Among the favourites to take out the title are Dennis Lillee (cricket), Bart Cummings (racing), Graham Marsh (golf), Evonne Cawley (tennis) and Rocky Mattioli (boxing). Countdown spectacular …

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Dec 03 2007

Merry Christmas, ’76 style

Christmas 1976 – and Melbourne’s Sunday Observer TV magazine had it covered with Season’s Greetings from all the A-list stars of the year in TV. On the cover (above) was GTV9 reporter Mickie de Stoop offering her best wishes for the festive season: “Christmas is for kids, and I hope yours is wonderful no matter …

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