Tag: Ernie

Obituary: Ernie Sigley

Ernie Sigley, Gold Logie winner and legend of Australian radio and television, has died at the age of 82. He had been living with Alzheimer’s disease for five years. His career began when still a teenager, working as a turntable operator and announcer at 3DB in the 1950s. He became one of the first hosts …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2021/08/obituary-ernie-sigley.html

Classic TV Guides: Burst Of Summer

“How does a beautiful aboriginal girl pick up the dreary threads of her normal life after a brief but heady taste of glory as a film star?” Such was the premise of Oriel Gray‘s play Burst Of Summer, as described in TV Times magazine in 1961. Burst Of Summer told the story of singer Peggy …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2017/09/classic-tv-guides-burst-of-summer.html

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 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2016/10/ernie-sigley-diagnosed-with-alzheimers.html

ATV0… from Go!! to Ten

[This Friday, 1 August, marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first channel in what is now Network Ten. Earlier this year we took a look at the countdown to the launch of this new channel — ATV0 — plus its first test programs. This week we present some special posts in commemorating …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2014/07/atv0-from-go-to-ten.html