Nu Country TV director and producer Peter Hosking has been honoured with the maiden series of our show making the finals of the National Community Television Awards.
Hosking entered Episode 9 in the 2004 Antenna Awards to be celebrated in Melbourne on Saturday February 28.

Nu Country TV is up against other popular shows Chartbusting Eighties, Syn TV, Warp TV, Music Pot and Asylum.

The veteran actor entered the Nu Country episode that featured home grown stars Keith Urban and Kasey Chambers, T-Bones, Luke O'Shea, Monica Weightman and Canadian Fred Eaglesmith.

It also highlighted Hosking's creative editing of the intricate Cash-Carter family tree Guru segment.

Luckily, Nu Country TV was not entered in best Arts program category where it would have had to compete with the popular Public Hangings.

Nu Country TV was among 178 finalists chosen from a massive 506 nominations.

The NCTVA Awards ceremony will be screened in a live/delayed telecast from Storey Hall at RMIT University at 7 p m - Saturday February 28.

Hosts are Esther Makris from My World on C 31 Melbourne and Geelong and Gary Mitchell from Sweet and Sour - Access 31 Perth!


Unless there is a torrential downpour Hosking won't be available to accept the award if Nu Country TV is a shock winner.

Peter is playing Romeo's father in the extended summer season of Romeo & Juliet at the Botanical Gardens in South Yarra.

Instead we will be represented by NCTV host and Broken Spoke singer Paul Hicks who has shaved his head for charity and as a tarmac for autographs to be aired during Series 2 of Nu Country TV.

Hicks may be forced into an arm wrestle with Chartbusting Eighties host and popular journalist Jeff Jenkins if there is a dead heat.

Co-host Heather Rutherford has already filmed a vast cast of country music artists in live footage and interview mode at the Whittlesea Country Music Festival.

They include Smoky Dawson, 90, and younger fry including Troy Cassar-Daley and singing spouse Laurel Edwards, The Pigram Bros and former Nu Country DJ and diva Leslie Avril.

A pictorial essay on the festival by Heather and former school chum and latter day TV star, Dr Fiona Stewart will soon appear on our web page.


We're now negotiating with other major festivals including Port Fairy to obtain access to the cream of their country talent.

Artists on the menu include Kieran Kane and Kevin Welch, Grammy Award winning banjo playing MBA Alison Brown, Indian cowboy Bobby Cash and many more.

Burwood film editor Michael Wormald has been burning the midnight oil editing the new series at our CBD editing suite.

Nu Country is indebted to Michael for the creativity and talent he has pumped into his time consuming task.

Among new videos are clips by international female artists diverse as Terri Clark, Mindy Smith and Alison Krauss and Gold Guitar winning local trio Bella.

And we also have clips by Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett and Clay Walker.

We're also awaiting new video clips from a vast array of local artists.

Stay tuned to C 31 at 8 p m on Saturday during summer for the first series repeats until our new episodes are ready to be aired.

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