Broadcaster Ron Casey arranged the marriage of two grand streams of Melbourne culture – television and sport.
As a sports broadcaster with Channel 7, Casey introduced the Thursday night League Teams show in 1962 and then the Sunday morning show World of Sport, which became the longest-running sports show in the world. The DNA of those shows survive in much of today's football coverage on television.
Casey pioneered Australia's coverage of the Olympic Games and his radio call of Lionel Rose's victory over Fighting Harada for the World Bantamweight Championship in 1964 is one of Australia's most memorable sporting broadcasts.
As general manager of Channel 7, Casey negotiated the first live telecast of the AFL Grand Final in 1977.
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