Tag: Hit Parade

TV At 60: HSV7, First in Melbourne

Melbourne’s first television station had its beginning in April 1955, when newspaper publisher The Herald And Weekly Times (HWT) was successful in gaining a licence to operate one of two commercial licences available for Melbourne. By July, the company that was to be registered as Herald-Sun TV Pty Ltd (named after HWT’s two major newspapers) was …

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Pete Smith and Philip Brady doing podcasts, ’60s style

Podcasting is very much a medium of the 21st century. According to the font of sometimes-unsubstantiated-knowledge that is Wikipedia, podcasting had its origins in the mid 2000s. But it appears that a very early predecessor to the podcast was happening from a Melbourne basement as far back as 1964. Two Melbourne television personalities, Pete Smith of ABV2’s Saturday Hit Parade and …

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