Tag: Hit Parade

TV At 60: The first TV Week Awards

It was the issue of TV Week dated 1 January 1959 that announced the winners of the first TV Week Awards — what would become the Logie Awards. During 1958, TV Week had invited Melbourne readers of its magazine to vote for their TV favourites for the year. There was no glamorous ceremony for handing …

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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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