Tag: Network Ten

Malcolm Searle

Former TV quiz show host and radio presenter Malcolm Searle passed away earlier this week at the age of 77. Tamworth-born Searle was the original host of the Melbourne-based quiz show Coles £3000 Question from 1960 until ill-health forced him to resign in early 1963. He was later one of the ‘Good Guy’ presenters on …

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Ernie Sigley preparing to sign-off

Ernie Sigley, the “little Aussie battler” with over fifty years in radio and television, has announced his resignation from his long-standing role as afternoon host on Melbourne radio station 3AW, signaling a move into semi-retirement.Beginning at radio station 3DB as a turntable operator in 1952, Sigley went on to become a disc jockey for the …

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When Brisbane came across to Ten

It’s twenty years ago this week that Brisbane’s TVQ0 (branded on-air as “TV0”) made the move up the dial to become TVQ10.  The change finally brought Brisbane into line with the other state capitals that all had their Network Ten stations transmitting on Channel 10, and, following the launch of NEW10 in Perth earlier in …

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TV and the Olympic Games

The Games Of The XXIX Olympiad have kicked off in Beijing in an opening ceremony exhibiting Chinese history and culture in a show of technical marvel and precision. Now, for the next two weeks, Australian viewers will be served by wall-to-wall coverage across two networks, Seven and SBS, both promising around fourteen hours a day …

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From Big Brother to big bother

Newsflash for anyone living under a rock or on Mars for the last few days – the axe has fallen on Big Brother after eight years, over a hundred talent-starved celebrity wannabes, just about as many horrendous outfits worn by (the otherwise very able host) Gretel Killeen, and the ongoing scorn of the nation including …

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YouTube: The party of the millennium

A few new additions to our YouTube channel, this time from two significant days – 31 December 1999 and 1 January 2000 – that threatened to end all civilisation as we knew it with the possibility of the Y2K bug coming to bite computer systems all around the world. First, from the Nine Network, a …

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The NEW kid’s turning 20

Perth’s third commercial TV station NEW10 is 20 years old. The launch of the channel on Friday 20 May 1988 marked the end of a twenty-three year wait for Perth to follow its interstate counterparts in gaining a third commercial TV station, and the culmination of a lengthy battle which saw incumbent stations TVW7 and …

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The Top End scores a Ten

Viewers in Darwin will have a third commercial TV channel from Monday when Darwin Digital Television commences transmission. The digital-only service, to broadcast on UHF channel 33, is the first new channel to commence operation in Darwin since Seven Darwin (now Southern Cross Darwin) commenced operation in March 1998.  Test transmissions for Darwin Digital commenced …

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YouTube: Good Morning Murwillu…. Melbourne

Another rare gem from the world of YouTube with a flashback to December 1988, and ATV10‘s Good Morning Melbourne with hosts Roy Hampson and Annette Allison: This clip includes guests Mark Trevorrow and Gina Riley as their comic alter-egos Bob Downe and Coralee Hollow, hosts of the fictional regional TV program Good Morning Murwillumbah, a …

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Australian Story remembers Charmaine Dragun

ABC‘s award-winning series Australian Story will pay tribute to Network Ten newsreader Charmaine Dragun on an episode to air on Monday 28 April. Ms Dragun was a radio and television journalist in her home town of Perth before joining Ten News to read the Perth news bulletin from Ten’s Sydney newsroom. Suffering long-term depression, Ms …

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