Harvey Deegan: Profile
Harvey has been in the media continuously since January 1964, starting at Radio 3DB in Melbourne (now a dedicated racing station). He has also worked in radio in Hobart, Perth, Newcastle and Brisbane.
Additionally, Harvey was Sports Editor at Channel Seven in Perth for ten years, between 1975 and 1985. He also worked as a general news reporter at Perth's Channel 10.
Most notably, Harvey established the newsroom in the Perth Aboriginal radio station 6AR in the mid '90s.
What was your first job?
Panel Operator at Radio 3DB Melbourne in 1964, using four turntables and three reel-to-reel tape recorders.
What is your favourite on air moment thus far?
Broadcasting the 1987 VFL Grand Final live on Radio 6IX, even though Hawthorn was flogged by Carlton.
What is your most embarrassing on air moment?
Failing to pre-read a news bulletin on 6PR in 1968. A journalist had slipped a bogus story relating to 'Chickenman' and I was halfway through the item before I realised I had been set up.
If you could interview anyone (living or dead) who would it be?
Lord Denning, who died at the age of 100 in 1999. He was regarded as the most brilliant judge of the 20th century and worked well into his eighties.
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