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Thursday, January 1, 2015

#Shout2015: a year in preview.


This post looking towards 2015 begins with a throwback 25 years. January 1 1990, kicked off with a new promo for Nine in Brisbane, that would become very useless within days. 


The “Shout” launch with Jermaine Jackson, filmed in Cairns featured the man who led Nine’s Brisbane news service back from the wilderness, Bruce Paige… who was soon revealed to be off contract, and after a legal wrangle, was off to Ten Brisbane, to read their rebooted news. Eventually, Paige was dropped by Ten, after the network went into receivership, along with 52 other positions in Brisbane.
So we kick off the celebration of the “Lifestyles of The Rich and Vocal”, with a preview of the year to come.
SHOUT2015: ROAD TO GEORGE ST: (BEFORE THEY SELL IT).
Coming back in 2015 is the Road To George St Kuttsywood’s Couchcushion series from 2012. Why the line “before they sell it”? It’s a reference to a ancient bumper sticker from the Joh era. Also expect a special “Road to Macquarie St” in the mix too, focusing on the NSW upper house.

SHOUT2015: THE PR-OMO GAME.
Held over from 2014, The PR-OMO Game, will be a intensive look through 30 years of promoting whats on the box in Queensland. Included will be a look at how aggregation was promoted to a eager audience, and how early deadlines, saw the last 6 days of 1990 become a newspaper editors hell: when QTV and Star swapped affiliation just a week before aggregation began and much more.

SHOUT2015: LOST TVQ MARKS 1985.
The 1985 milestone is not just being celebrated by Kuttsywood’s Couch. As a year-long feature during TVQ’s 50th year, we look at some of the advertising, articles and events that shaped a year in the life of a television station in the mid 1980’s in chronological order. It’s a celebration of It’s A Knockout’s debut season, it’s a celebration of Perfect Match, and a celebration of one hour of news at 6pm. It begins on January 12, alongside a feature on “Lifestyles of The Rich and Vocal” and the late 1990 TVQ post-recievership purge later in 2015.
We also invite input to the Lost TVQ page (after all, a shoutout to the people who have followed the page in the last week or two notably, John O’Loan and Ten childrens television exec Cherrie Bottger, whoever is spreading the Lost TVQ link (like the Ch10 Xmas tapes of old) please let me know who you are) inc. any word on any 50th reunion event, through our new contact email dedicated to Lost TVQ mail, memoriesoflosttvq@gmail.com


SHOUT2015: KUTTSYS PITCH VII: UNLUCKY7
The post Seven constantly ignores, is back for it’s 7th mainline installment, later this year, and is building around the simple saying: “Seven is a lucky number”. Unlucky7 will be the redefinition. After recent events, and leading into the milestone of 20 years of Gold Coast news on Nine, 15 of those years unopposed by Seven, there will be reasons why Kuttsy’s Pitch will be unlucky to miss in 2015.

SHOUT2015: 1985: THE YEAR THAT CHANGED QLD.
The post announced in 2013, will be on it’s way in June 2015.
This year’s flagship is fitting. How far we’ve come, with some highlights:
SEQEB, ABC National, HMAS Melbourne, Bullets, Reids fire.
“The best of Des Partridge” just to name a few, to show why 1985 was the year that changed QLD.

SHOUT2015: THE HYPERMARKET WAR (OR WHY 21ST CENTURY SHOPPING DIDN’T LAST IN THE ACTUAL 21ST CENTURY)
“Discover the difference of 21st century shopping.” Super Kmart TV advertising in 1987.
“Pick ‘N Pay Hypermarket Centre, Albany Ck Rd Aspley, for the greatest opening on earth!” TV advertising for Pick ‘n Pay Aspley opening on November 7 1984.
Hypermarkets: large stores that sell everything from cans of baked beans, to hardware. How Brisbane ended up with rival sites, 2.2 km from each other, and how we ended up with no hypermarkets in Australia, just a duopoly. The story of Pick ‘n Pay’s shortlived first Australian expansion and Super Kmart, coming to QLD (eventually opening 6 stores at Caboolture, Chermside, Sunnybank Hills, Garden City Mt Gravatt, Loganholme and Elanora on the Gold Coast) how the visioning never saw reality, with the inevitable: Aspley’s Pick ‘N Pay, split into Kmart and Coles in late 2012.

SHOUT2015: 30 FOR 60: THE 30 GREATEST ADS OF THE FIRST 60 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION.
Coming up towards the closure of 2015: and the beginning of Australian television’s 60th birthday: we look at some of the greats advertising wise, of the last 60 years: from “Bex” to “It’s a Big Ad”, “Where do You Get It” to the Fresh Food People, this look from the site that gave you Shaking Up The Dial, 50 Moments in Analogue, and others will be a memory trip.

We also officially announce here today the retirement of the DST Update service, not due to lack of interest, but because of a lack of content to fill it, especially as ratings last year ended with very little first run content to warrant weekly updates: as well as the changes concerning NRL and V8’s, not to mention Queensland’s slowly inching towards the reality that within a year or so live streaming of content online from the southern states will be part and parcel of life: however the DST guide will return in 2015 as well as the long held tradition of horse tipping on Melbourne Cup Day will remain in memory of Doug Murray, a titan of QLD television we lost in 2014, alongside Russ Tyson, the first face of the ABC at Toowong in 1959.

As we SHOUT our way into 2015 we must remember as well, the post that launched just days ago: Kuttsy's Fare Pitch. Read it, after you have read this. It is indeed a eyeopener. As after all, 2015 is a celebration. and it deserves the respect that it has earned.

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year!

    I'm looking forward to your TVQ tributes this year :)

    I'm not on Facebook but I do regularly check the Lost TVQ page

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