call_letters = BTQ
city =
station_slogan = GOTTALOVEIT
station_branding = Seven
analog = 7 (VHF)
digital = 6 (VHF)
other_chs =
affiliations = Seven (O&O)
network = Seven
founded =
airdate = November 1, 1959
location = Brisbane, Queensland
callsign_meaning = Brisbane
former_callsigns =
former_channel_numbers =
owner = Seven Media Group Pty Ltd
licensee = Channel Seven Brisbane Pty Ltd
sister_stations =
former_affiliations =
effective_radiated_power = 200 kW (analog)
50 kW (digital)
HAAT = 337 m (analog)
335 m (digital) [HAAT estimated from using EHAAT.]
class =
facility_id =
coordinates = coord|27|27|59|S|152|56|36|E|type:landmark_scale:2000
homepage = []

BTQ is the Brisbane station of the Australian Seven Network. BTQ was the second television station to launch in Brisbane, going to air on 1 November1959, after QTQ (station of the Nine Network) launched three months earlier.

Along with other Australian television channels, BTQ began broadcasting on digital television on 1 January2001.

Logo Guide

*‘BTQ Channel 7’: Nov. 1, 1959 - Dec. 31, 1964.
*‘Screen’ 7: Jan. 1, 1965 - Dec. 31, 1969.
*‘Revolution’ Logo: Jan. 1, 1970 - Feb. 28, 1975.
*‘Rainbow’ Logo: Mar. 1, 1975 - Dec. 31, 1988.
*‘Split’ Logo: Jan. 1, 1989 - Dec. 31, 1999.
*‘Ribbon’ Logo: Jan. 1, 2000 - Sept. 13, 2003.
*‘Red 7’ Logo: Sept. 14, 2003-?

tation Slogans

*1959: Start on 7 and You'll Stay on 7!
*1961: "The Station of the Stars"
*1965: "The NEW 7"
*1965-66: "You'll See It All on Seven"
*1967-68: "Brisbane's Liveliest Channel"
*Summer 1978/79: "Summer Fever!"
*1979: "Seven Fever!"
*Summer 1979/80: "Summer Fever!"
*1980: "Seven, You're Still Looking Hot!"
*Early 1981: "We're Doing It For You"
*1981: "Supercharged 7!"
*Summer 1981/82: "Shine on, Brisbane!"
*1982-87: "Love You Brisbane"
*1984: "25 Years of Television - Love You Queensland"
*1987: "7's on Your Side"
*1995-96: "Queensland's Great South East"
*1997-99: "The Great South East"
*1999: "7 - 1959-1999" "(used to celebrate 40 Years of BTQ7)"
*2002: "The Great South East"
*2007-08: "Love You Queensland"


"Seven News" is presented by Kay McGrath and Rod Young (weekdays) from Seven's Brisbane studios, located at Mt Coot-tha. Weekday sport is presented by Pat Welsh from Monday to Wednesday, and Ben Davis on Thursdays and Fridays. Weather is presented by John Schluter. The bulletin is simulcast on local radio stations 96.5 Family FM and River 94.9.

On weekends, Sharyn Ghidella presents the news with Pat Welsh on Sport and Talitha Cummins on Weather, in spite of her Weekend Sunrise commitments. Liz Cantor presents a beach report on Friday and Saturday evenings. Previously, Tracey Challenor presented the weekend news for many years until her shock resignation in February, 2007. She read her last bulletin on February 18, 2007.

In October 2002, Rod Young moved from ABC News in Brisbane to co-anchor with Kay McGrath. She had gone solo for the previous nine months following the retirement of Frank Warrick. Their dual presenter format has been very successful.

News updates are presented by Kay McGrath, Rod Young or Sharyn Ghidella throughout the afternoon and the early evening. Sharyn Ghidella, Talitha Cummins and Patrick Condren are fill-in presenters for the news service. With Ben Davis presenting sport, and Talitha Cummins and Liz Cantor presenting the weather.

Past/Present Newsreaders

*Rod Young (2002-present)
*Kay McGrath (1989-present)
*Frank Warrick (1977-2001)
*Tracey Challenor (1991-2007)
*Sharyn Ghidella (2007-present)
*Simon Reeve (2001-2003)

ports Presenters

*Pat Welsh (1987-present)
*Ben Davis (1995-present)
*Rohan Welsh (2006-present)
*Jim Wilson (2007-present)
*Matt Carmichael (2000-present)

pecial Reporters

*Shane Webcke (2007-present)
*Trevor Gillmeister (2000-present)

Weather Presenters

*Tony Johnston (2003)
*John Schluter (2006-present)
*Talitha Cummins (2005-present)
*Liz Cantor (2006-2008)

Notable Reporters

*Neil Warren
*Michael Best
*Darren Curtis
*Patrick Condren
*Kim Skubris
*Peter Doherty

ee also

*Television broadcasting in Australia


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