Vale: Binny Lum

By David Knox on January 7, 2013 / Filed Under News 0

2013-01-06_1836Pioneer broadcaster Binny Lum, who hosted Melbourne’s first daytime television program on Channel Nine, has died, aged 97.

Lum died peacefully in November after a short illness, according to an obituary published on the weekend by her daughter Sharon Terry.

Her career in broadcasting included Melbourne radio stations 3XY, 3AW, 3DB, 3AK, 3KZ and the Victorian Broadcasting Network. She hosted Thursday at One with Binnie Lum, which debuted on GTV9 1957. Later she had a half-hour program, Binnie Time.

By the late 1960s she appeared on HSV7’s Woman’s World with Belle Nicholson and John Eden. Later she worked with Jon Sidney, Vi Greenhalf, Terry O’Neill and Charles Skase.

Source: The Age

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