Tag: Nine News

Fan Cards of GTV9

Some rare TV memorabilia from the 1960s. A range of fan cards from Melbourne’s GTV9 featuring some of the station’s star line-up. Given the ages of some of the presenters, the cards are estimated to date to 1965. #3 Miffy Marsh #4 Geoff Corke #5 Ron Blaskett #6 Jack Little #7 Maurie and Wayne Kirby …

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Obituary: Charles Slade

Former television journalist and newsreader Charles Slade has passed away. After a successful career in aviation, Slade made the move to media in the early 1980s. He started at Melbourne’s Fox FM before joining Network Ten‘s Good Morning Australia and Eyewitness News in Melbourne. YouTube: Rewind The Cassette After leaving Ten he moved to ABC …

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Taking commercial TV out back

It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when swathes of the country — mostly outback regions — were largely oblivious to commercial television that the more populated areas of the country had taken for granted for years. While the rest of us might have been raving about the latest soaps and sitcoms, …

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Nine axes Perth newsreaders

The Nine Network has handed its Perth newsreaders a sobering Christmas present by giving them both the flick. It was revealed in an internal email, leaked to the media late last week, that Tim McMillan and Emmy Kubainski had not been re-signed for 2018. “This is difficult news to pass on, but I want to …

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Obituary: Rosemary Margan

Rosemary Margan, former television and radio presenter in Melbourne, has died at the age of 80. Margan was a water skiing champion, winner of six national titles, when she started her media career as a weather presenter at Melbourne’s GTV9 in the mid-1960s. She presented the weather at Nine for almost a decade — mostly …

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Obituary: Rob Astbury

Former journalist and TV presenter Rob Astbury has died at the age of 69. For over 20 years, Astbury was a multi-award winning investigative sports journalist and at one point was the highest-paid sports journalist in Australia. He worked across all three commercial channels in Melbourne — initially at ATV0 (Ten), then Nine and later …

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Obituary: Melody Iliffe

Melody Iliffe, regarded as the first female newsreader on Australian television, has died. As Melody Welsh, her career in television began working behind the scenes at Brisbane’s QTQ9. She was then plucked from obscurity to read the station’s news beside Don Seccombe. It was the first time a female was appointed as newsreader, an achievement …

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Nine News Darwin moving to Queensland

It seems it’s not just the TV Week Logie Awards that are moving to Queensland. Last night Nine News Darwin presented its last bulletin from its Darwin studios ahead of its shift in presentation to Nine‘s Brisbane studio from Monday. Darwin newsreader Jonathan Uptin (pictured top right) will now be based in Brisbane presenting the bulletin …

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Laurie Oakes announces retirement

After more than 50 years in journalism — and most of those covering politics from the Canberra Press Gallery — Nine Network political editor Laurie Oakes has announced his retirement. The 73-year-old, pinching the tagline from the famous 1972 federal election campaign, says “It’s time”. His last day with Nine News will be 18 August, …

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Obituary: Lou Richards

Lou Richards, Collingwood premiership captain and longtime sports media personality, has died peacefully at the age of 94. Born in Collingwood, Richards’ joining the Collingwood Football Club followed that of his grandfather, Charlie H Pannam, and two uncles. He played 250 games for Collingwood and captained the team to a premiership in 1953. With his thorough knowledge …

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