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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Bringing Back Love You Brisbane......

One of the most popular Australian TV idents on Youtube is an little promo originally produced in 1983 which aired in one market only. Love You Brisbane is that ident and it has had multiple variations produced for Seven affiliates in Perth and Regional Queensland and for Channel Eight in Darwin (today owned by PBL and screens Nine Network programming).

But 7 have recently brought back one of the variations, which was originally produced for 7 affiliate Sunshine Television (now owned by Seven as Seven Queensland) at the start of aggregation in Queensland in the early 1990's. That variation was called Love You Queensland. When Love You Queensland was originally shown in 1992 it was more regional Queensland specific.

But when it was revived to spearhead 7 in 2007 it not only aired in regional Queensland but in the capital, Brisbane as well. Thats when the first Love You Brisbane promos (which featured well known singer Kim Durant) from twenty five years earlier started to appear on Youtube. and people started comparing the original 1982-83 promos with the revived version, a lot of people (especially those who grew up with the promo in the 80's) preferred the original over Love You Queensland 2007 style. When six months later the Sunshine Television version of Love You Queensland from 1992 appeared on Youtube, the same comparisons were made.

Seven, listen to this blogger. Bring back Love You Brisbane before people switch to Nine and its myriad of local personalities (who still go out to shopping centre openings and local events to MC, who still sponsor local events like the EKKA and Queensland Day, who still produce innovative programming with Brisbane produced childrens program The Shak airing in various countries,and Nine in Brisbane still produce the best local television in Australia.)

When I was ten years old in 1999, Seven was still knowing how Brisbane ticked (they even showed the Brisbane millenium fireworks). But Nine was catching up thanks to Brisbane Extra.
Now Nine is the one in local programming.
Bring back the slogan old and bold, Seven.
Seven should start to "Love You Brisbane" again. Before it is too late......

Below are some links to the promos-Credits go to the uploaders of these promos as they trace the 25 year history of the "Love You" branding.
Love You Brisbane-1982 original promo-http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=wZuet58-DFw
Love You Brisbane-1983 launch-http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=DppbJwxOoYk
Love You Brisbane-1983 Kim Durant solo-http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=1rRQxpyQ2X0
Love You Brisbane-1985 featuring Wickety Wak-http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=WiAfwdqP2_Q
Love You Perth-1985 Kim Durant solo-http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=NJOqD0EbGG8
Love You Darwin-1988-http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=4AiBqTMZY8w
Love You Queensland-1992 Kim Durant solo-http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKZ0eVgOpco
Love You Queensland-2007 60 sec version-http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=inNC5rfc2eY
Love You Queensland-2007 30 sec version-http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=0OxPMbD1ZM4

1 comment:

  1. Very sad but true. Wickety Wak have tried to contact seven and nothing happens in any way of a reply. All the footage from 7 that wasnt national was destroyed or binned. Unfortunately for the Wak all thier tv shows have gone and only a small selectio of thier masters are being held by the wicketywak fan club co ordinator for preservation purposes. its funny how nine will do shows on 'extra' about the wak and seven wont do anything! i think 7 has lost touch with local identities especially wickety wak who was the face of 7 for so many years.
    now the wak are commming to an end and i have contacted 7 and they still will not do anything ! not even a flashback segement to appreciate all the history ww had with channel 7.
    very sad indeed! wickety wak all want to keep performing but the bands manager has lost interest and wont let the guys use the wickety wak name without his permission. very sad especially wehn all the shows are being sold out in all the venues and the guys from wak want to keep doing them!