Tag: Wide World Of Sports

Obituary: Ron Casey

Controversial Sydney broadcaster Ron Casey has died at the age of 89. Starting in radio at Sydney station 2KY in the 1940s and was a regular on Sydney radio until the 2000s, with stints also at 2SM and 2GB. When television began in the 1950s, Casey starting working freelance for TCN9 in Sydney.  In the …

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Obituary: Darrell Eastlake

Former Nine Network sports commentator Darrell Eastlake has died at the age of 75. His media career started in the 1960s, doing surf reports for Sydney radio station 2UW and later worked at 2GO on the Central Coast. He then moved into television, as a rugby league commentator for NBN3, Newcastle, before joining Nine for …

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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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TV Week Logie Awards — Nominations

TV Week has announced its nominees for the upcoming 59th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The nominees for the awards’ highest honour — the Gold Logie — are The Project‘s Waleed Aly and Peter Helliar,  actors Jessica Marais (The Wrong Girl, Love Child), Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor and The Doctor Blake Mysteries) and Samuel Johnson (Molly), and …

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Obituary: Max Walker

Max Walker, former Test cricketer and TV commentator, has died at the age of 68. Born in Tasmania, Walker’s sporting career began in Australian Rules football, playing 93 games for the Melbourne Football Club. He made his Test Cricket debut in 1973 and also played in seventeen one-day internationals. Following his retirement from cricket, Walker became a …

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Obituary: Ken Sparkes

Ken Sparkes, for many years the “voice” of the Nine Network, has died at the age of 76. It is reported that Sparkes died overnight (Australian time) of a heart attack while hosting a river cruise in France. His career began in radio as a sixteen-year-old in country radio, but it was only a few …

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TV Week Logie Awards — Nominations

SBS newsreader Lee Lin Chin (pictured) is a surprise nomination — and the first ever for SBS — for the Gold Logie at the 58th annual TV Week Logie Awards. Nominations for the event were announced at a ceremony in Melbourne last night. Also nominated for Gold this year are The Project’s Carrie Bickmore and Waleed …

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1996: March 16-22

Gladiators is gone! Hey Hey It’s Saturday‘s Daryl Somers has hosed down predictions from rival Seven Network that the 25-year-old show will struggle to rate in 1996. While he acknowledges that Seven’s Gladiators is having some success in the Saturday night battle, he notes that success come down to demographics. “If you look at the demographic of …

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Nine follows suit with Grand Final in HD

When one acts it doesn’t take long for the other to follow… Just days after Seven announced that it would be broadcasting this Saturday’s AFL Grand Final in high definition on 7mate, the Nine Network has followed with an announcement today that it will be broadcasting this Sunday’s NRL Grand Final on its high definition channel Gem …

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Obituary: Mike Gibson

Journalist Mike Gibson, best known from the Nine and Ten networks during the 1980s and 1990s, has died at the age of 75. With a background as a newspaper reporter, Gibson worked in radio in the 1970s, including a successful stint co-hosting the top rating morning show on Sydney station 2SM. He later worked at rival stations 2GB …

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