Denise Drysdale hosted the GLV show for a time in the late 1980s. She lived for many years within the GLV viewing area.
And the plethora of former names that were all basically the same show, just the name changed whenever a new producer came on board. Chit Chat, Morning Magazine, Roundabout, In Melbourne Today, The Roy Hampson Show… Strange that GTV9 and HSV7 for years never really tried to do the same sort of show, although HSV7 did have The Charles Skase Show in the mid 1970s. And GTV didn’t really bother much until In Melbourne Today in 1989, I guess to fill the gap left by Good Morning Melbourne’s demise.
I met Roy Hampson a few years ago. He said even in the early days the show was never allowed a budget. It would only continue if it paid for itself, hence the infomercials. I guess some things in daytime TV don’t change.
TVQ0 in Brisbane also had A Crook Affair, later The John Crook Show, that went for about a decade. Later replaced by Good Morning Brisbane and Living.
In Darwin there wasn’t much of morning TV from the local channel NTD8 but it did have an afternoon show 1330 that went to air I think once or twice a week.