Tag: Seven News

50 years of BTQ7, ABQ2

This weekend marks yet another television station’s 50th anniversary.  Brisbane’s BTQ7 was launched on 1 November 1959.  It was Brisbane’s second TV channel, following QTQ9 that had launched in August of that year. Brisbane also didn’t have to wait long to get their third TV channel, as national broadcaster ABC opened its Brisbane channel, ABQ2, …

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50 Years of TVW7 Perth

Perth’s first TV station TVW7 celebrates its 50th birthday with a two-hour special this Friday night. Hosted by Yvette Mooney and Simon Reeve, both familiar TVW names dating back over 20 years, the program will look back at the life of the channel that has dominated Perth television for most of the last half century. …

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Jeff Newman calls it a day

West Australian personality Jeff Newman has decided to retire from Perth’s TVW7 – over forty years after joining the channel and just a few months shy of TVW’s fiftieth birthday celebration. A former radio announcer, Newman started in television at STW9 in the mid-‘60s before joining TVW7 in 1967.  A presenter of various programs including …

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1979: April 7-13

The Prisoner Files So who’s who on both sides of the bars at Wentworth Detention Centre?  TV Times presents a special guide to the prisoners and officers in the new 0-10 Network series. Karen Travers (Peita Toppano): Deeply religious, Travers is convicted for the murder of her brutal husband.  Sentenced to life behind bars.  Peita …

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Brian Naylor

Former Melbourne television identity Brian Naylor (pictured) and his wife Moiree have been found dead after the horrific bushfires that have ravaged Victoria over the weekend.  The couple’s bodies were found tonight after they were reported unaccounted for after a blaze tore through the rural town of Kinglake.  More than eighty have been reported dead …

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1979: February 3-9

Cover: Rod Stewart The $1m newsman is as hard as nails! Brian Naylor, former long-time newsreader for HSV7 in Melbourne, was last year subject of the biggest takeover bid in the business when he was signed up by arch rival GTV9 to front National Nine News.  With more than 20 years at Seven behind him, …

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1979: January 27-February 2

Stardom and the single manTV Times talked to a cross-section of showbusiness bachelors about the pros and cons of single life while in the public eye. For Don Lane, currently in a relationship, there was a time when he would question if a girl was interested in Don Lane, the person, or Don Lane on …

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1979: January 20-26

That was the year that was! For Mike Walsh (pictured), the king of daytime TV, 1978 earned him an even greater following and more accolades including a Gold Sammy for best male TV personality and the award for best light entertainment series. Highlights for The Mike Walsh Show during the year included guest appearances by …

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YouTube: Seven hit by Sydney cold-front!

Every city is parochial to some extent, but for some reason, Melburnians are just that little more precious about their city – especially if there are seen to be influences from Sydney. This attitude to all things local was never more evident than the year 1987 – when the media shake-up not only saw all …

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Merry Christmas, ’76 style

Christmas 1976 – and Melbourne’s Sunday Observer TV magazine had it covered with Season’s Greetings from all the A-list stars of the year in TV. On the cover (above) was GTV9 reporter Mickie de Stoop offering her best wishes for the festive season: “Christmas is for kids, and I hope yours is wonderful no matter …

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