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|Offline on June 30, 2012
Countdown will close on June 30, 2012.
Countdown was a long-running popular weekly Australian music television show broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from 8 November 1974 until 19 July 1987. It was created by Executive Producer Michael Shrimpton, producer/director Robbie Weekes and record producer and music journalist Ian "Molly" Meldrum. Countdown was produced at the studios of the ABC in the Melbourne suburb of Ripponlea. Countdown was the most popular music program in Australian TV history. It was broadcast nationwide on Australia's government-owned broadcaster, the ABC and commanded a huge and loyal audience. It soon exerted a strong influence on radio programmers because of its audience and the amount of Australian content it featured. For most of the time it was on air, it also gained double exposure throughout the country by screening a new episode each Sunday evening, and then repeating it the following Saturday evening. The majority of performances on the show were lip synched.
The Goodbye Letter
Dear Countdown Club Members,
It is with great sadness that we let you know the Countdown website will be permanently closed down at the end of June. The associated Countdown Twitter and Facebook accounts will also be closed at the same time.
As the final curtain comes down, we wanted to thank you all for re-living the Countdown memories with us over the past few years. It's been a blast.
With one final bow,