Issue Details: First known date: 1940 1940
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Type of Media

Radio and television

Access for Researchers

By appointment

Content Summary

  • Television publications:
  • "TV Week": most issues, 1957-present
  • "TV Times": large number of issues, 1958-1980
  • Various other Australian television guides, including "TV Guide" (SA), 1963-1978; and "What’s On Weekly", 2002
  • Television programs:
  • On 16mm film, various tape formats and DVD, particularly Australian-produced drama, with assorted variety and comedy programs also held, 1955-present
  • Television commercials:
  • Various items on 16mm film, encompassing cigarettes, confectionery, motoring, alcohol, household items, etc., 1956-1980
  • Other television material:
  • Compilation of information on most Australian-produced television series (all genres) from 1955 onwards, including station/network, years of production, director/producer, presenters/cast. Work in progress.
  • Episode guides for large number of Australian-produced drama series 1955-1999, including synopses, air dates, regular and guest cast, characters, scriptwriter(s), director(s), producer(s), etc. Work in progress.
  • Information on Australian television “pre-history” (details of test broadcasts from 1929-55)
  • Some drama scripts (as examples only)
  • Some fan cards (assorted networks, as examples only), 1960-1995
  • Radio commercials:
  • Several thousand commercials, in mp3 format, and on original discs, 1940s-1970s
  • Radio Top 40 charts:
  • 3XY Melbourne Top 40 charts, most issues, 1971-1988
  • Examples of various other Top 40 charts, including 2SM, 2UW, 3UZ, EON FM, FOX FM, ARIA, etc.
  • Other:
  • Various items of ephemera and memorabilia, including a genuine Logie award


Chris Keating is a television and radio historian and co-author of several books on Australian television and other media, and advertising-related ephemera. He presents and produces at two community radio stations in Victoria - 88.6 Plenty Valley FM and 96.5 Inner FM – and occasionally also appears on other stations.

Scans of covers of TV magazines can be provided.


Dr Keats, radio, television, magazines, 3XY, Top 40, music, community radio, drama, commercials, memorabilia, Logies

Contact Name

Mr Chris Keating


Unit 3, 8 Barry Street, Reservoir, Vic 3073

Phone and Fax

Mobile +61 (0) 417 313 515


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Affiliation Notes

  • This record is included in AustLit because it forms part of the Media Archives Project. AustLit does not comprehensively cover Australian Archives.

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