January 2013 archive

Obituary: Binny Lum

Former Melbourne radio and TV personality Binny Lum has died peacefully after a short illness at the age of 97. Lum was born in Adelaide to a Chinese father, a well-respected doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, and Australian mother. Her career in broadcasting was predominantly in radio, working at Melbourne radio stations 3XY, 3AW, 3DB, …

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Imparja turns 25

Imparja Television, Australia’s indigenous-owned commercial TV network, is celebrating 25 years of broadcasting this year. The first transmission — a Test Cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka — was broadcast on 2 January 1988.  The channel was officially opened two weeks later. For viewers in the central Australian region, including remote towns Alice Springs, …

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1993: January 3-9

Cover: Scott Michaelson (Neighbours), Rebekah Elmaloglou (Home And Away) Cameron goes to Hollywood Cameron Daddo is enthusiastic about his future as he embarks on his first major US project, a role in the telemovie Between Love And Hate.  The former model and Perfect Match host who had recently starred in the drama series Bony has been labelled “a series just …

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Australia Live: The Celebration Of A Nation

New Year’s Day 25 years ago was marked by a landmark television event to signify the start of the year-long celebration of 200 years of European settlement in this country. Australia Live: The Celebration Of A Nation was a massive technical exercise in a rare joint venture between three networks — ABC, SBS and Nine …

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