NBN3 was New South Wales’ first regional TV station when it commenced transmission in 1962. From its very earliest days, the station maintained a high level of local TV production, including regional and national news, children’s shows (including a long-running local version of Romper Room), variety, travelogues, telethons, quiz shows, sports coverage, commercials and multicultural programs.

The station has been acknowledged for its contribution to television – winning a TV Week Logie Award in 1963 for excellence in programming by a country station and then another six Logies between 1976 and 1995 for outstanding contributions by regional television..

Hunter Living Histories, from the University of Newcastle, has launched “Rewind: A Hunter Region Television Retrospective”, at the Auchmuty Library Callaghan Campus. An exhibition from the University’s expansive collection of media and memorabilia from NBN3.

Pictures and history from the NBN collection are available at the Hunter Living Histories website: hunterlivinghistories.com/2024/07/04/rewind-nbn

YouTube: Glenn Cook

The University also maintains a YouTube channel with samples from the NBN digitisation project — a total of 222,000 minutes of videotape footage containing over 112,000 local stories: www.youtube.com/@UoNCCnewcastle

YouTube: UoNCC

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