Tag: ABC

On This Day — 13 August

13 August 1977: Don Lane (The Don Lane Show) 13 August 1994: Nicole Kidman 13 August 2005: Big Brother 13 August 1971: Television finally comes to the Northern Territory as ABC officially opens ABD6 in Darwin. YouTube: ABC News (Australia) 13 August 1976: The sex-comedy series Alvin Purple, based on the earlier successful film of …

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On This Day — 24 July

24 July 1971: Mike Drewer, Clive Hale, June Heffernan, Doug Stanley, Geoff Michels (This Day Tonight, Adelaide) 24 July 1976: Joe Hasham (Number 96) 24 July 1993: Bruce Samazan and Scott Michaelson (Neighbours) 24 July 1999: Belinda Emmett (Home And Away, All Time Greatest Bloopers) 24 July 2004: The Block contestants, including Dr Andrew Rochford …

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On This Day — 22 July

22 July 1972: Joe Hasham (Number 96) 22 July 1978: Bert Newton (The Don Lane Show, New Faces) 22 July 1989: Simone Buchanan and Chris Mayer (Hey Dad) 22 July 2000: Joy Smithers and Erik Thomson (All Saints) 22 July 2006: Kate Ritchie (Home And Away) 22 July 1974: Nine screens a delayed telecast of …

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Obituary: Alan Wilkie

Alan Wilkie, former Sydney TV weather presenter, has died at the age of 94, He died peacefully with his three children, Andrew, Katrina and Michelle by his side Growing up in Queensland, Wilkie worked at the Bureau of Meteorology at various posts during the 1950s. When ABC started its first television services in 1956, it …

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On This Day — 1 July

1 July 1972: Johnny Farnham 1 July 1995: Kimberley Davies (Neighbours) 1 July 2000: Belinda Emmett (All Saints) 1 July 2006: Katie Hastings, Jamie Brooksby, David Graham, Krystal Forscutt, Camilla Severi (Big Brother) 1 July 1932: The Australian Broadcasting Commission is formed as Australia’s national broadcaster, comprising 12 radio stations. The broadcaster was later chartered …

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On This Day — 4 June

4 June 1960: ABC launches its Hobart station — ABT2. This completes the roll-out of ABC television to every state capital city: TV comes to Hobart. 4 June 2006: After 12 years, the final episode of Blue Heelers is given a prime timeslot of 8.30pm Sunday. The series comes to an end after 510 episodes …

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ABC sells Gore Hill studio site

The ABC has sold its last remaining slice of its heritage Gore Hill precinct in Sydney. The 14 hectare property, on Lanceley Place, Artarmon, has been sold for $95 million to the Goodman Group. The site was the location of ABN2‘s studios and transmitter from when the station commenced operation in 1956 — although the …

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Seven wins 2022

The Seven Network has for the second year in a row claimed the top ratings position from arch rival Nine, claiming victory for the ratings year for 2022 (OzTAM, 5 cities, 6pm-12mn). Meanwhile, in figures provided by Nine late last week just before the completion of the ratings season on Saturday, Network Ten failed to …

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Obituary: John Tingle

John Tingle, former journalist and politician, has died at the age of 90. His daughter, ABC journalist Laura Tingle, paid tribute to her father on social media: John Saxon Tingle November 2 1931 – August 5 2022 Love you Dadda pic.twitter.com/ELmriRbmgy — Laura Tingle (@latingle) August 5, 2022 John Tingle was born in Sydney in …

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TV At 60: TV comes to regional Queensland

As Stage Three of the rollout of television in Australia continues in the early 1960s, Queensland’s Darling Downs region became the state’s first to get a local station. DDQ10, operating from studios in Toowoomba and transmitting from Mount Mowbullan, made its debut on Friday 13 July 1962. Shareholders in the channel, owned by Darling Downs …

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