Tag: Rock Arena

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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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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Nov 02 2014

Snapshot of ABC — 2014 and 1984

ABC has released its Annual Report for the financial year 2013-14, detailing the broadcaster’s activities and financial statistics for the year. The 250-page report begins with a snapshot of statistics relating to the ABC’s content and audience reach. For instance: 98.62% of Australians have access to ABC’s digital television signal (providing five television services across …

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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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Jan 06 2012

Rage goes retro in January

For years now it’s been an annual tradition – when ABC1’s Rage goes into retro mode during the month of January. Every year Rage digs through the archive to bring viewers a mix of retro hits and repeats of classic ABC shows.  In previous years the retro playlists predominantly featured old Countdown and Rock Arena …

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