Today is World Television Day….
On this final day of broadcasting at TCN9 Willoughby, a moment to look back at the schedule for the official station Opening Night: 27 October 1956.
7pm Mickey Mouse Club
8pm Official Opening Talks -on film and live from Willoughby
8:30pm Accent on Strings – live music from Studio R
8:45pm Great Gildersleeve
9:15pm The Mickey Katz Show with Manny Klein -live from Studio R
9:45pm Racket Squad
10:15pm News & Weather
Here’s a list of TCN staff and chief shareholders (as at September 1957). Note the Church of England as a shareholder.
The great Ken G. Hall was Executive Director.
The last ever broadcast will be Weekend Today this morning.