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50 YEARS OF NBN: SURFEST 85 (Part 1)

Twenty six years ago the world’s richest surfing contest was held in Newcastle. It was the first ever Surfest, and attracted some of the biggest names in the sport. We’ve delved into the vault again to mark 50 years of NBN, by dusted off the tapes from Surfest 85. In part one, check out a very young Occy, and MR with his long curly locks and fluro wetsuit.

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50 YEARS OF NBN; WP BRENNAN FLASH-BACK

We delve into the vault again as we look back on 50 years of NBN television. There’s been a huge response to a catchy clip we played you a couple of weeks ago in our NBN Tonight Shows segment.. It was WP Brennan perfoming on the NBN tonight show in 1980, singing a song that involved a lot of nah nah nahs. 32 years on we’ve managed to track down WP and he’s still going strong.

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50 YEARS OF NBN; NEWCASTLE QUAKE RELIEF CONCERT

Twenty two years ago the Australian music industry came together for one of its biggest ever outdoor concerts. It was to help get Newcastle back on its feet after the killer earthquake of December, 1989. As part of our look back at 50 years of NBN television, we take you to the Earthquake Relief Concert, as seen through the eyes of NBN’s news cameramen.

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50 YEARS OF NBN: THE TONIGHT SHOWS

From the early seventies to the early eighties, NBN had its own Tonight Show. It was variety at its best, with interviews, comedians, performers and a live studio audience. We’ve dusted off some classic Tonight Show moments from the vault that havn’t been seen since they first went to air more than 30 years ago.

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50 YEARS OF NBN: THE OUTSIDE BROADCASTS

We’ve delved into the vault again for another look at fifty years of NBN television. This time we take you back to the 1960’s when NBN pressed its first outside broadcast van into service. These days, we take sporting telecasts and live crosses for granted, but in the swinging 60’s the art was just being pioneered. Features veteran former NBN director Reg Davis.

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50 YEARS OF NBN: HOW WE GOT ON THE AIR

The first part of our special year-long look back at 50 years of NBN Television. Later this year, the station’s original VHF signal will be switched off, marking the end of an era in the way TV is broadcast. This is a look at how the signal made it to our living rooms, with one of the engineers, George Hird, who kept us switched on, all these years.

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