Gippsland’s 90 years of radio

By Greg Allen Pretty* The residents of Gippsland were among the first in regional Victoria to have radio and television services. Television station GLV 10 (later GLV 8) was opened on 9 December 1961 from new purpose-built studios in Traralgon. Two years later, the ABC came to Gippsland when channel 4 opened on 30 September 1963 as a relay of ABV 2 Melbourne. It was … Continue reading Gippsland’s 90 years of radio

Celebrating 80 years since 3GG’s first words were spoken

By Greg Allen-Pretty Warragul-based commercial radio station 3GG is celebrating 80 years of broadcasting to west and south Gippsland. For its first 52 years the station was known as 3UL, ‘UL’ being the last two letters of Warragul. Then 28 years ago it was renamed 3GG, when the station temporarily left Warragul. 3UL went to air in 1937, filling a radio void left when 3TR … Continue reading Celebrating 80 years since 3GG’s first words were spoken

Life in Gippsland in 1965 included frequent visits to drive-in theatres

50 years ago, drive-in theatres were as popular as Elvis. To celebrate its 50th anniversary last week, the Latrobe Valley Express reprinted its first ever issue. The then-weekly newspaper was born on Wednesday 14 July 1965 and was distributed for free, as it is now. Additional copies could be purchased for 3 pence each. As well as the news of the day, the 28 pages … Continue reading Life in Gippsland in 1965 included frequent visits to drive-in theatres