Tag: Adelaide Tonight

Former Nine Adelaide studios being demolished

The building that was home to NWS9, Adelaide’s first TV station, is being demolished. Former Nine presenters Michael Smyth and Keith Conlon have this week both tweeted images of the building being knocked down. You can hear the ghosts of Humphrey, Winky Dink and Willsy as the old Channel 9 studios are torn down in Tynte Street. …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Bandstand host and TCN9 Sydney newsreader Brian Henderson won the Gold Logie for most popular personality on Australian television for 1967 at the 10th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards were held at Melbourne’s Southern Cross Hotel on Friday 22 March 1968 and telecast on the Nine Network. The awards were hosted by Bert …

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Philip Brady in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Veteran radio and television identity Philip Brady has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Brady, who earlier this year celebrated 60 years in the industry, has appeared across variety shows including In Melbourne Tonight and The Graham Kennedy Show and hosted quiz and game shows Concentration, Everybody’s …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Graham Kennedy collected his second Gold Logie at the ninth annual TV Week Logie Awards. The Gold Logie that year also carried the title Star Of The Decade, in recognition of Kennedy’s 10 years’ success in Australian TV. Kennedy also won the Logie Award for Best Male Personality in Victoria for the sixth year running. For …

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Ernie Sigley diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Former radio and television personality Ernie Sigley (pictured) has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The family of the 78-year-old entertainer released a statement earlier today that he had been living with the disease for most of this year. The family released the statement after various approaches from media over the weekend with Sigley’s beloved Western Bulldogs winning …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Gordon Chater (pictured), from sketch comedy series The Mavis Bramston Show, won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV at the 8th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The presentation was held at Melbourne’s Southern Cross Hotel on Monday, 21 March 1966, though there appears to have been no televised or press coverage …

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Adelaide’s TV history on show

The early days of television in Adelaide are to be rediscovered in two exhibitions being presented by the State Library Of South Australia. “Begin transmission: SA turns on the television” (9 April to 5 June, Treasures Wall) relives the memories of TV’s earliest days in Adelaide and goes back even further to rediscover the long road to get television to Australia. …

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Obituary: Lionel Williams

Lionel Williams, one of South Australia’s first TV presenters, has died in Adelaide at the age of 87. From a career starting in radio in the early 1950s, Williams was one of the first presenters at Adelaide’s first television station, NWS9, when it launched in 1959. He hosted NWS9’s popular variety show Adelaide Tonight for eight years and …

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Seven Adelaide turns 50

Adelaide’s SAS Seven today turns 50. The station has a history that has spanned two networks, initially launching as SAS10 — part of the Independent Television System (what is now Network Ten). SAS10’s arrival marked the completion of the roll-out of an additional TV station to each of the five major capital cities. The licence for the …

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Anne Wills for Adelaide’s Feast Festival

For 50 years, Anne Wills has been an icon of Adelaide. From early beginnings as a contestant on NWS9‘s Telethon Quest she was soon appointed as weather presenter for NWS9 in 1965. She famously made front page news when she promised that she would wear a bikini on screen if the temperature hit 100 degrees fahrenheit (37.8°C) …

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