McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 15

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McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 15

Photo Credit A color television test February 1970 at the Mount Kaukau transmitting station, New Zealand.

Back Where I Come From

This challenge is based on Kenny Chesney’s song Back Where I Come From.  There are other home-and hometown-related questions to round out the 30 days of posts.

If you would like to participate in “Back Where I Come From Challenge”, Here is the link. Suzanne Gunter McClendon is the author of this challenge

September 2017 Day 15

When did your family get their first color television set? Do you remember the first show that you watched on it?

Color Television Pantoum Poem

Television in New Zealand was introduced on the first day of June 1960 as a state-run service
TV was state-owned with commercials and was introduced in stages in the four main centers.
Color TV introduced in November 1973, preparations for 1974 British Commonwealth Games
First nationwide digital television service was launched in December 1998 by Sky.

TV was state-owned with commercials and was introduced in stages in the four main centers.
The four main centers where, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin
First nationwide digital television service was launched in December 1998 by Sky.
New Zealand was a latecomer to the Television age, the first night was only three hours.

The four main centers where, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin
It was a two-year event, starting June 1961/31 July 1962, remainder followed in coming years
New Zealand was a latecomer to the Television age, the first night was only three hours.
In 1965 the four stations were broadcasting seven nights a week – a total of 50 hours a week.

It was a two-year event, starting June 1961/31 July 1962, remainder followed in coming years
It wasn’t until 1969 that the first Network News bulletin was received around the whole of NZ
In 1965 the four stations were broadcasting seven nights a week – a total of 50 hours a week.
February 1975 color 26 inch TV set was about $840 in today’s terms would be about $7,500.

It wasn’t until 1969 that the first Network News bulletin was received around the whole of NZ
Color TV introduced in November 1973, preparations for 1974 British Commonwealth Games
February 1975 color 26 inch TV set was about $840 in today’s terms would be about $7,500.
Television in New Zealand was introduced on the first day of June 1960 as a state-run service.

Now in answer to the challenge question “When did your family get their first color television set?” – I don’t actually remember, but we would have had a color TV for about twenty years, as they were far too expensive for us to buy earlier.

The second part of your questionDo you remember the first show that you watched on it? – As a busy mom on a farm, five children, and working in the workforce until 2002, forty to fifty hours a week, I never had time to watch TV, we brought out first black and white TV in 1963, viewing it from Auckland in the Waikato.

It was not free to view we had to pay a yearly Broadcasting Fee.

Sunday night I would watch Country Calendar a New Zealand documentary television series focusing on rural life in New Zealand. It has been aired on TVNZ 1 since March 1966, making it New Zealand’s longest-running television series.

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One thought on “McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 15

  1. This was a fascinating response to the questions, Elsie! I sometimes wish that TV had *never* been introduced here in the US. I do remember that things were very expensive when it came to new-fangled TV gadgets.

    Thank you for participating in our challenge. I enjoy reading your answers. They are always so informative and educational. Have a blessed day. 🙂

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