3TR and the music of 1967

By Greg Allen-Pretty Gippsland has a colourful radio history, beginning with 3TR*, 3GI, then 3UL. Since the 1930s, the stations have changed greatly in sound and technology, which we briefly covered in the story Gippsland’s 90 years of radio. Four of the 1240 Music Men at 3TR in 1967 were George “Groover” Wayne, Sam Galea, Keith Wells and Laurie Miller (later Joe Miller), all of whom went on … Continue reading 3TR and the music of 1967

Getting the right Covid info for us Victorians

A scan of social media shows some of us are confused about what restrictions apply here in Victoria, particularly as some states and territories move towards relaxing some of their rules. Some states will soon have students returning to school in various limited forms, and there may be some easing of rules around things like family outings. As we hear of these looming changes around … Continue reading Getting the right Covid info for us Victorians

Blogger provides things to learn and cook while shut in

One of Gippsland’s most famous bloggers, John Munns, has been helping us through our coronavirus home lockdowns with some great Boredom Busters and simple yet tasty recipes. His blog is Out and About with John – and while he is certainly keen to get out and about again when restrictions are eased, he has been awfully helpful with imparting knowledge and cooking tips to keep us occupied. John’s Munns’s Munchies has … Continue reading Blogger provides things to learn and cook while shut in

Gippsland’s musos won’t be torn apart

High profile Gippsland musician and music teacher Brett Glover has looked to what he knows best to raise our spirits and keep the region’s music community together. Brett’s idea of a music clip featuring singers and musicians collaborating from home on a classic Aussie hit has just gone online. More than a hundred of them contributed to a Gippslandesque rendition of INXS’s Never Tear Us … Continue reading Gippsland’s musos won’t be torn apart

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

Live at Spectrum takes its final bow

The final ever ‘Live at Spectrum’ TV show will be broadcast this Sunday night after four years of highlighting Gippsland’s live music scene. Monthly shows have been broadcast live over digital platforms from the Spectrum studio in Traralgon and replayed later on Foxtel and Melbourne’s Channel 31. Creator and Producer Brett Tippet said over the four years, the program has lifted the profile of many … Continue reading Live at Spectrum takes its final bow