Ensemble We'll Être visible Les Mondial!-Together We'll Show The World! The promotional slogan for the only world exposition in Australia during the 20th Century in the two official languages (French and English) of the BIE-Paris (the governing body of world expositions).
If you understood what I said, I was referring to the event which brought Brisbane on to the world stage, World Expo 88.
As today is the twentieth anniversary of the Corporate Day for host broadcaster, TVQ-0 (now TVQ-10) I am presenting a visual record of the exposition from the host broadcaster as Part 1, and some video memories of various Expo participants, overseas media, and something you could not do in 1988, a computer generated on-ride video of one of the rides at World Expo Park as Part 2. Lets start the blog with the host broadcaster- TVQ-0/10
Part 1- TVQ and Expo, Hosting the World.
1987 was a year of great change in the Queensland media. The official Expo newspaper, The Courier Mail, became part of the News Limited newspaper stable when the Herald and Weekly Times group which owned amongst other things Channel 7 Melbourne and Queensland Newspapers, was sold to Rupert Murdoch, what would become the official Expo radio broadcaster FM104 (now Triple M Brisbane) was sold to the owners of TVQ-0, Universal Telecasters a division of Christopher Skase's Qintex and TVQ-0 itself would be sold to Darling Downs Television in Toowoomba (the first and only time to date that a TV station in the "big 3" east coast markets was owned by a regional TV operator.) TVQ had announced its involvement subtly by adding the Expo logo to bumpers and ID's like below
But by the time the start of the 1988 ratings season rolled around, TVQ launched a new campaign "My Town"
Another My Town ID -> http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=sSdW93LC5gM
The station even moved its 6pm news to the Expo site and let people be "eyewitnesses to Eyewitness News"
Story on the RAAF Mirage Fighter->http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=5P6Ul4CoKSM
But all things come to a end eventually, so on September 10 1988, TVQ-0 became TVQ-10 when Network Ten Brisbane switched channels with Darling Downs Television in Toowoomba.
Advertisement for TVQ switch-> http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=2wXRteTSPzA
The actual switch->http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=2W0azFijCrs