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Apr 03 2017

Rage’s 30th birthday celebrations

It began as an experiment in overnight television. Now, Rage is turning 30. ABC is planning a cross-platform celebration to take a look at the history of Rage and how it has shaped musical talent and viewers’ tastes over the decades. Among the special programming is Rage30: The Story Of Rage, a one-hour special to …

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Jan 07 2017

Retro Month returns to Rage

The annual tradition that is Rage‘s Retro Month kicks off again this weekend. As has happened every January for many years now, Retro Month delves into the ABC archive of music and pop culture. The first Saturday night instalment, which actually kicks of 12.05am Sunday 8 January, features five episodes of Countdown: 12:00am COUNTDOWN February …

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Sep 25 2016

TV At 60: Hey Hey tops readers poll

The votes are in and have been counted… and readers of this website have voted Hey Hey It’s Saturday as their favourite program from 60 years of Australian television. Meanwhile, three titles not included in the original top 60 were voted in enough numbers to get into the list — Wheel Of Fortune, Matlock Police …

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Sep 11 2016

TV At 60: The Top 60 begins…

Australian television is 60 years old this week. It was on the night on 16 September 1956 that Bruce Gyngell (pictured) declared “Good evening, and welcome to television” to an estimated viewing audience of around 100,000 — whether they be at home watching on television or among the thousands to be viewing from outside shop windows, …

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Jul 18 2016

Classic TV Guides: Bert Newton around the dial!

If people in more recent times wanted to dub Eddie McGuire as “Eddie Everywhere”, then they would find McGuire to be an amateur compared to Bert Newton in July 1973. Newton had less than a year earlier lamented in a newspaper interview that he’d not had a lot of TV work during 1972, with his presenting commitments …

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Jan 02 2016

Rage Retro Month kicks off

It’s January already, and that means Rage is digging through the ABC archives for its traditional month of Saturday night classics. The month kicks off tonight (Saturday) at 11.20pm with four episodes of Countdown plus two episodes of Rock Arena. The playlist also includes a 1976 ABC station promo featuring Skyhooks‘ Shirley Strachan, due to air after 5.00am. 11:00pm COUNTDOWN September …

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Jan 03 2015

Retro Rage… the tradition continues

It’s been happening each January for many years, and 2015 is no exception. Rage is once again digging up the ABC archive for its annual retro month, starting tonight. Kicking off retro month this year are six Countdown episodes — one episode from each of 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985 and 1986 — and a few …

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Nov 08 2014

Countdown turns 40

Countdown, the show that epitomised the pop music scene in Australia for over a decade, made its debut 40 years ago today. Produced at ABC‘s Melbourne studios, Countdown was initially commissioned for six half-hour and two one-hour programs to air on Friday evenings in November and December 1974. The new show was six months in …

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Sep 03 2014

Remembering TV’s overnight sensations

These days there is little joy to be found in scanning overnight television — the hours between midnight and 6.00am where home shopping and paid programming dominates the commercial networks and channels like ABC2 and ABC3 close down for the night. But it could be said that there was possibly a ‘golden age’ for overnight TV, the …

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Jan 03 2014

Rage goes retro for January

Rage‘s traditional January retro month starts again tomorrow (Saturday) night. Every Saturday night through the month of January Rage digs through the ABC archives and dishes up some pop music programs from long ago as well as a range of retro hits. This weekend’s playlist includes six episodes of Countdown from the 1980s and one …

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