“Have we got a year for you!” — shouted the Nine Network‘s 1976 season launch. Nine’s campaign was fronted by Bob Maumill, a Perth identity who was part of TV’s new breed of “ocker” entertainers, and who was also to host a tonight show for the network.
Maumill (pictured) was not to have a long TV career but continued in radio, back in Perth, where he can now be heard on Sunday mornings on talkback station 6PR.
On the evening of 25 January 1976, Bert Newton hosted a half-hour special, 1976: Have We Got A Year For You!, previewing some of the new and returning shows for Nine over the coming months.
The night of Nine’s new season launch features among the latest batch of additions to Classic TV Guides:
- Tuesday 2 November 1965 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA
- Saturday 2 December 1972 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA The 1972 Federal Election
- Tuesday 11 November 1975 — VICTORIA Remembrance Day 1975 also marked the dismissal of the Gough Whitlam Government.
- Sunday 25 January 1976 — MELBOURNE Bert Newton hosts Have We Got A Year For You!
- Saturday 22 January 1977 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA
- Friday 2 December 1977 — MELBOURNE Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket makes its TV debut from VFL Park in Melbourne.
- Monday 16 October 1978 — SOUTH AUSTRALIA
- Monday 25 December 1978 — MELBOURNE
- Saturday 29 November 1980 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA
- Friday 19 October 1984 — SYDNEY Dateline World (now Dateline) debuts on Network 0/28 (SBS)
- Monday 1 January 2001 — MELBOURNE Centenary of Federation celebrations
- Saturday 27 November 2010 — MELBOURNE The 2010 Victorian State Election, and GTV9 farewells its heritage 22 Bendigo Street studios.