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Obituary: Michael Williamson

Michael Williamson, sporting commentator and TV compere of the 1960s and 1970s, has died at the age of 90. Williamson had worked at radio stations 3AK and 3AW before joining HSV7, Melbourne, in the late 1950s. He was one of the channel’s first football commentators and also hosted the weekly panel show Football Inquest. His …

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Remembering Listener In, TV Scene

It is 30 years ago this week that Melbourne’s TV Scene ceased publication after 62 years. It began as a radio magazine, Listener In, in 1925. By 1937 it had converted to a newspaper format. With television arriving in 1956, the Listener In showed it was adapting with the times… by adding “TV” to the …

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And so ends another year…

2012 was a year that saw TV reach a number of milestones and create plenty of news of its own. It was the celebration of 50 years of TV broadcasting in Newcastle, Ballarat, Orange, Wollongong, Launceston, Richmond-Tweed, Toowoomba, Townsville and Canberra. The Seven Network brought Mike Willesee and Derryn Hinch back to TV and signed …

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40 is a lotto years

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the first Tattslotto draw. The numbers game had been a hit in Europe and on Thursday, 22 June 1972, it made its debut in Australia. The first Tattslotto draw, with a total prize pool of $168,450, was broadcast on HSV7 Melbourne, hosted by news man David Johnston and “Tattslotto girl” Lucy …

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