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Sandy Roberts retiring from TV

Fox Footy commentator Sandy Roberts has announced his retirement after 46 years in television. Roberts began his TV career at BCV8 in Bendigo. He then joined Adelaide station ADS7 in 1973 as announcer and presenter, including co-hosting the Logie-winning Adelaide version of Penthouse Club with Bob Francis and Anne Wills and was also a stand-in host …

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Seven’s record-breaking news team

Newsreaders Rick Ardon and Susannah Carr might not be household names in much of Australia, but they certainly are in their home state of Western Australia. The pair have this week celebrated 34 years of reading the news together for Seven News in Perth. Unofficially, this places them as the longest-running newsreading team in the …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 10 years ago

Former Home And Away star Kate Ritchie won her second TV Week Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality On Australian TV at the 50th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards were held on 4 May 2008 at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium and telecast on the Nine Network. The 50th annual awards marked some significant changes …

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Philip Brady in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Veteran radio and television identity Philip Brady has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Brady, who earlier this year celebrated 60 years in the industry, has appeared across variety shows including In Melbourne Tonight and The Graham Kennedy Show and hosted quiz and game shows Concentration, Everybody’s …

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Jennifer Keyte returning to Ten

Seven News Melbourne newsreader Jennifer Keyte is jumping ship to rival Ten, to anchor the Ten Eyewitness News First At Five bulletin. For Keyte it is a return to Ten, where her television career started as reporter and part-time newsreader as well as host of late night show Nightlife. In 1987 she made the surprise …

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Adelaide’s Great TV Channel Swap

On the evening of Saturday 26 December 1987, newsreaders of Adelaide’s Seven National News on ADS7 signed off the bulletin with a reminder to viewers to tune in the following night to Channel 10. At around the same time, the rival Eyewitness News on SAS10 was prompting its viewers to pop over to Channel 7. …

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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: John K Watts

Perth sporting and media identity John K Watts has died at the age of 80. Watts had been diagnosed with a form of bone cancer in 2011, after previously having prostate cancer. Watts’ son Jon posted a tribute to his father on Facebook: “I am in absolute shock by it all as he was more …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

A Current Affair host Jana Wednt caused an upset when she was not present to accept her Gold Logie at the 34th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Radisson President Hotel. The Nine Network host’s absence was explained to be due to her requiring to stay in the Sydney-based studios after the end of …

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Classic TV Guides: Not Seven’s finest hour

On Monday 13 April 1987, Melbourne’s HSV7 — under new management from Sydney-based media group Fairfax — launched its revamped Seven National News and started airing the Sydney-based Terry Willesee Tonight. Seven’s new newsreader was Greg Pearce, formerly from Perth but coming to Melbourne seemingly oblivious to the storm of resentment from Melbourne viewers who weeks …

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