Talking Television with Greg Tingle

Talking Television with Greg Tingle

On the 13th October 2003, Greg Tingle hosted "Talking Television" on Radio 3AK in Melbourne.

Greg was joined by "Slamming" Sam Kekovich and Greg Evans.

In this memorable segment, Greg discussed real news VS PR (public relations), product placement, advertising, and everyone's favorite, Reality Television, with special mention being made of Hi't! TV, of which Greg is an official judge for.

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Radio 3AK

Hi't! Reality TV

Media Man Australia interviews Brett Clements, Creator & Executive Producer, Hi't! - 19th September 03

Media Man Australia interviews Kate Neale, Executive Producer Development, Hi't! - 7th October 2003

Hi't! / Media Man Australia Press Release - 23rd September 2003

Media Man Australia: Sam Kekovich profile

Greg Evans official website

ABC Television, The Fat: "Slamming" Sam Kekovich profile

Media Man Australia: Reality TV Forum

Media Man Australia: Radio and TV links

PR Watch official website

Biography: Greg "Media Man" Tingle


Terms & Meanings


1 : to make something known to : NOTIFY
2 a : to make publicly and generally known <advertising their readiness to make concessions> b : to announce publicly especially by a printed notice or a broadcast c : to call public attention to especially by emphasizing desirable qualities so as to arouse a desire to buy or patronize : PROMOTE
intransitive senses : to issue or sponsor advertising
- ad·ver·tis·er noun


1 : the number or expression resulting from the multiplication together of two or more numbers or expressions
2 a : something produced b : something resulting from or necessarily following from a set of conditions <a product of his environment
3 : the amount, quantity, or total produced


1 a : a report of recent events b : previously unknown information "I've got news for you"
2 a : material reported in a newspaper or news periodical or on a newscast b : matter that is newsworthy

Public Relations

the business of inducing the public to have understanding for and goodwill toward a person, firm, or institution; also : the degree of understanding and goodwill achieved


1 : one who presents a candidate for baptism or confirmation and undertakes responsibility for the person's religious education or spiritual welfare
2 : one who assumes responsibility for some other person or thing
3 : a person or an organization that pays for or plans and carries out a project or activity; especially : one that pays the cost of a radio or television program usually in return for advertising time during its course


1 : the quality or state of being real
2 a (1) : a real event, entity, or state of affairs "his dream became a reality"
(2) : the totality of real things and events "trying to escape from reality"
b : something that is neither derivative nor dependent but exists necessarily - in reality : in actual fact


1 : a smear or stain that obscures
2 : something vaguely or indistinctly perceived; especially : something moving or occurring too quickly to be clearly perceived


1 : the act or process of endorsing
2 a : something that is written in the process of endorsing b : a provision added to an insurance contract altering its scope or application


1 : a classification according to grade; specifically : a military or naval specialist classification
2 chiefly British : a naval enlisted man
3 a : relative estimate or evaluation : STANDING <the school has a good academic rating> b : an estimate of an individual's or business's credit and responsibility c : an estimate of the percentage of the public listening to or viewing a particular radio or television program
4 : a stated operating limit of a machine expressible in power units (as kilowatts of a direct-current generator) or in characteristics (as voltage)


Talk 1116 3AK updates

Chatfield Sells DCL Shares

Jeff Chatfield has announced his sale of 18.1 per cent of shares in Data and Commerce Ltd (operators of Melbourne radio stations 3AK and 3MP) to Radio Australia Pty Ltd, a private company associated with Brisbane-based Mike Norris. Norris started his career in Brisbane radio in the 1970s with Brisbane AM station, 4BH, which at that stage was the bottom rating station in Brisbane. "In just over two years, Radio 4BH rose in the ratings from number 8 to the number 2 radio station in Brisbane," Mr Chatfield said this afternoon. Mr Norris says he wishes to have 'open dialogue' with the current board of DCL (which is headed by Ron Hall), and that he hopes he can assist with radio experience to add shareholder value to DCL.

*Information credit to Media Flash