Yeah I didn’t really know either until I watched the 1985 bulletin. A few former Miss Tasmania Quest winners ended up working on-camera for TVT6 over the years including Sue Hickey (1979 winner), Robyn Martin (1977) and Jennifer Jones (1976). Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe Jennifer read the news on weekends at some stage in the late '70s. I know at least Sue and Robyn were weather girls at the Hobart station, and Jennifer and Robyn won state Logies over the years for their work.
Yeah I found that amusing too. To think Murph has gone on to do the weather himself for all of nearly 36 years so far!
I believe the weather forecasts in this bulletin were mostly forecasts for places within TVT’s viewing area, which explains the separate forecasts for the Upper and Lower Derwent Valley areas with their surrounding areas. Launceston was included in TVT’s weather like Hobart was included in TNT’s weather, not within the viewing area, but still important enough to bring to local viewers’ attention. For the first reason, if not both, the North West Coast was left out of the TVT forecasts.
I’m not sure how they went about it back then. I was thinking maybe the stations would record the start of each other’s bulletins and air each other’s lead story via their own bulletins and queue it in for broadcast after they had aired their own lead stories. Not sure how possible that would have been back then, even with the microwave link. If only we could see the Launceston bulletin from that day or a similar day just to compare the two.