Tag: Telethon

1994: November 26-December 2

Cover: Tim Allen (Home Improvement) Paul raises interest in money Paul Clitheroe‘s Money program has been a ratings hit for Nine — but nobody was expecting much when the program was first proposed. Images of fawn-suited accountants, whiteboards and endless figures had the network’s creative heads cringing. But Money went on to be a ratings …

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Chris Mills retires from GWN7

Chris Mills, presenter for Western Australian regional network GWN7, has retired after a career spanning 34 years. Beginning as a radio announcer he made his first appearance on the Bunbury-based Golden West Network (GWN) in 1982. He held a number of on-air roles at the station including news and weather presenting and special events like …

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Paul Bongiorno in Australia Day Honours

Network Ten‘s National Affairs editor Paul Bongiorno has been appointed a member of the Order of Australia (AM) in today’s Australia Day Honours. Bongiorno received recognition for his significant service to the print and broadcast media as a journalist, political commentator and editor. In a career that started with the Seven Network in 1974, Bongiorno has been …

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Obituary: Peter Dean

Former Western Australian radio and TV personality Peter Dean has died at the age of 74, from motor neurone disease. Dean was a radio presenter in the 1960s and ’70s at Perth stations 6IX and 6PR — including co-hosting a top-rating breakfast show with John Fryer for sixteen years — and a newsreader at STW9. During …

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Obituary: Reg Whiteman

Reg Whiteman, a performer from the earliest days of Western Australian television and the man who first played the role of children’s character Fat Cat, has died in Perth at the age of 82. An inaugural member of the WA Ballet Company, Whiteman performed as part of a dance troupe on the opening night of …

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US stars head to Telethon

US actors John Travolta (pictured) and Carrie Fisher head the list of guest stars to appear at this year’s Telethon, taking place this weekend in Perth. Travolta, in Australia for Qantas’ recent 90th anniversary, and Fisher, who’s been performing her play Wishful Drinking across Australia, will be joined by stars from various Seven Network programs, …

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Logies Hall of Fame names leaked

The Australian’s media columnist Amanda Meade has leaked an “unauthorised” list of names being considered for this year’s TV Week Logie Awards’ Hall of Fame. Normally the award is nominated and voted in private by an industry panel, with the winner announced prior to the awards ceremony. According to Meade the following names are on …

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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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Celebrating 50 years of WA TV

When television began in Australia it inevitably started up first in Sydney and Melbourne in 1956.  The following year it was announced that TV services would be extended to the other capital cities of Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart.  By the end of 1959, Brisbane would have three channels, Adelaide would have two, and Perth …

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