DIARY - 12 MAY 2003
COUNTRY TV - SPRING BIRTH
We have exciting news - the birth of Nu Country TV on Melbourne public
access TV Channel 31.
Nu Country TV is the brainchild of Nu Country FM disc jockey and renowned
movie, TV and stage actor Peter Hosking.
Peter hosted a large number of shifts on Nu Country during its Beer Can
Hill era in Northcote and its rebirth at the Paris, Texas, end of Collins
St in the CBD.
Hosking was renowned for his movie soundtrack show 'Reel Country' and
his laid back hosting of day time radio shows with diverse interviews.
The veteran actor's credits include roles with Meryl Streep in the 'Evil
Angels' movie and Rebecca Gibney in 'Halifax FP' and many other TV dramas.
Hosking has taken a pro-active role at Channel 31 in shows after filming
his multi-talented daughter Kate in live concerts. The father and daughter
duo will work with Nu Country disc jockeys and musicians on a 13 episode
series of Nu Country TV. The half hour show will be filmed in Melbourne
and suburbs and is scheduled to air on Saturday nights from September
with a repeat during the week.
Nu Country TV, produced and directed by Hosking, will be part of the Yarra
Access TV group on Channel 31. It will feature live performances and interviews
with local and international artists, video clips and regular news, gig
guide, comedy and recipe segments.
wishing to be involved should send pictures, biographies and CVS to Peter
Hosking at firstname.lastname@example.org
or P O Box 625, Northcote, 3070.
Filming will take place at local music venues and Collingwood Childrens
Farm which plans a country music concert in spring.
The series will help fill the vast void of country music on TV and radio
It may also prompt a new radio outlet for the station, still seeking to
broadcast on the FM band.
One of the artists who has pledged support for Nu Country TV is Geelong
born star Adam Harvey who is touring the east coast and Tasmania in June
Please CLICK HERE for a colourful in depth interview
feature on former truckie Harvey and his fifth album 'Cowboy Dreams' on
We will keep you briefed on Nu Country TV through weekly updates on our
web page and stories in the print media and support from community radio.