NWS (TV station)
|Adelaide, South Australia|
|Channels||Digital: 8 (VHF)|
|Owner||Nine Entertainment Co.
(Channel 9 South Australia Pty Ltd)
|First air date||5 September 1959|
|Call letters' meaning||The NeWs South Australia|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog: 9 (VHF)|
|Transmitter power||50 kW (digital)|
|Height||505 m (both)|
NWS-9 began broadcasting on 5 September 1959. NWS-9 was the first television station broadcasting in Adelaide. NWS-9 studios have been located at Tynte Street, North Adelaide since it opened. The station was owned by Rupert Murdoch who also owned The News newspaper. Popular shows produced in the past at NWS-9 include the live variety shows Adelaide Tonight and Hey Hey It's Saturday (on-location specials), science show The Curiosity Show, The Country and Western Hour, the children's shows Channel Niners, Here's Humphrey, Pick Your Face and The Breakfast a Go Go.
|Hadjoin Pty Ltd||19.88%|
In early 1980, NBN Limited purchased Southern Television Corporation Limited, owners of NWS, for A$19 million. In 1981, Hadjoin Pty. Ltd., a subsidiary of Parry's Esplanade Limited (later Parry Corporation), purchased 19.88% of NBN Limited for A$6.7 million.
Following this, Parry then attempted to buy Wansey's stake in NBN, but was blocked by the Supreme Court of New South Wales, and Parry revealed he wanted to take over NBN (and thus NWS). Parry and Lamb formed a deal - NBN would to transfer NWS to the Lambs in exchange for their share of NBN. That ended the NBN (Newcastle) ownership of NWS, Parry going on to take over NBN.
Southern Cross Broadcasting purchased Spencer Gulf Telecasters in April 2002. The Lamb family also sold other media assets to Southern Cross Broadcasting.
It was reported on 3 June 2013 that the Nine Network would immediately purchase NWS-9 from the WIN Corporation as part of a deal to secure international cricket television rights. As of the 1st of July 2013, Nine Entertainment gained control of NWS. 
Some Adelaide-produced shows today Postcards, Out of the Blue, Garden Gurus SA, Building Ideas,Feeling Good and Out of the Ordinary.
News and Current Affairs
Nine News Adelaide is produced from NWS's news studios and presented by Kate Collins with Kym Dillon presenting sport. Brenton Ragless is the weather presenter. Will McDonald is the weekend presenter.
In October 2011, it was announced that Michael Smyth and Georgina McGuinness would not have their contracts renewed. From the end of November, Collins will present by herself and a new weekend presenter is yet to be announced.
Throughout the 1990s, Deanna Williams was the main fill-in presenter and state political reporter.
Following her resignation in March 2002, either Kelvin or Crease would fill in for McGuinness on weekends, but in 2005 the situation arose where all three presenters were unavailable, and then weekend sports presenter Mark Bickley had to read the news.
Ali Carle from Triple M Adelaide occasionally presents weather alongside her sport reporting duties.
In late 2008, NWS-9 launched its own local version of the station's flagship current affairs program, A Current Affair, hosted by Adelaide journalist Kate Collins. This was later axed on 25 November 2009 due to the economic crisis.
On 26 November 2009, one day after the axing of the local A Current Affair was announced, Kelly Nestor announced live on air that her contract as Kelvin's weeknight co-anchor with was not going to be renewed in 2010 and she would finish on 18 December 2009.
On 22 February 2010, it was announced that senior reporter Michael Smyth would be joining Rob Kelvin at the newsdesk.
On 31 October 2010, Rob Kelvin announced that he would retire from the newsdesk after 32 years on the air. Kelvin announced that he would present his last bulletin on 31 December 2010 after anchoring the news since 1983. News director, Tony Argas announced that Kelvin would continue to present the occasional special report and fill-in a few times a year when presenter are away.
Presenters and Reporters
News Bulletin Titles
- NWS-9 News, Sport and Weather (1959–1965)
- Channel 9 News (1960's-early 1970s)
- National Nine News (early 1970s, 1976–1980, 1987–2008)
- Nine Eyewitness News (1974–1976)
- Nine Action News (1981–1986)
- Nine News (2008-)
- HAAT estimated from http://www.itu.int/SRTM3/ using EHAAT.
- "Annual Report" (Press release). NBN Limited. 1980.
- "WIN buys Channel 9 Adelaide". AAP. theage.com.au. 2007-05-30. Retrieved 2007-05-30.
- Knox, David. "Nine signs news cricket deal, buys Adelaide affiliate". http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2013/06/nine-signs-news-cricket-deal-buys-adelaide-affiliate.html.
- WIN sacks Nine News Adelaide presenters - TV Tonight (19/10/11) - http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/10/win-sacks-nine-news-adelaide-presenters.html
- "A Current Affair gets the chop". The Advertiser (News Limited). 25 November 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
- Harvy, Ben; Helene Sobolewski, Paul Starick (27 November 2009). "Channel Nine wrong to sack newsreader Kelly Nestor". The Advertiser (News Limited). Retrieved 9 January 2010.