|Channels||Analog: see table below
Digital: see table below
|Owner||Seven West Media Limited
(Channel Seven Queensland Pty Limited)
|First air date||31 December 1990|
|Call letters' meaning||Sunshine
|Transmitter power||see table below|
|Height||see table below|
|Transmitter coordinates||see table below|
Seven Queensland is an Australian television station, licensed to, and serving the regional areas of Queensland. The station is owned and operated by the Seven Network from studios located in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast, using the callsign STQ, which stands for Sunshine Television, Queensland.
The station began as two different operators:
WBQ later changed its callsign to SEQ (as in South East Queensland), and its on-air name to "Sunshine Television" and even one time had a localized version of BTQ's Love You Brisbane jingle in the mid 1980s. MVQ also changed its on air name to "Tropical Television" at the same time. And as a long time broadcaster of Seven Network programs, as well as of the Brisbane Seven News edition, these two began preparations for aggregation in 1988-89 as the Seven affilates for viewers in regional Queensland.
When Queensland was aggregated at the end of 1990, SEQ-8 and MVQ-6 operationally merged to become The Sunshine Television Network, and thus became the regional Queensland affiliate of the Seven Network.
In 1995, Sunshine Television was purchased by Seven, and became Seven Queensland, taking on a generic Seven Network look. With few exceptions, its schedule since then has been virtually identical to that of its metropolitan counterpart, BTQ in Brisbane. Seven Queensland won the annual audience ratings for the first time in 1998 against WIN and Southern Cross Ten.
Seven Local News bulletins are broadcast at 6pm each weeknight in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Central Queensland, Wide Bay, and the Sunshine Coast. They are followed by an edited 30-minute edition of Seven News Brisbane at 6:30pm. Both the local and Brisbane bulletins are repeated on 7Two at 6:30pm and 7pm, respectively. (Prior to the extension of the Brisbane bulletin to an hour in 2014, the local news is followed by Seven News, in place of Today Tonight, which was then aired across Regional Queensland at 7pm via 7Two.)
All six bulletins are broadcast from the Maroochydore studios, with the Sunshine Coast bulletin aired live. Newsgathering and editing is undertaken by local bureaus in several markets, and sent to the main Maroochydore studios for transmission.
On 5 March 2007, Seven Local News bulletins commenced production and broadcasts in a widescreen standard-definition digital format. Seven Local News was the first local news bulletin in regional Queensland to convert to widescreen.
On 22 November 2010, Seven Local News launched a sixth bulletin into the Rockhampton and Central Queensland region.
Seven Local News is directed by Rex Clark and Sally Young. The bulletin is presented by Rob Brough, with Joanne Desmond co-anchoring the Cairns, Townsville and Rockhampton editions. Nathan Spurling presents sport with Livio Regano presenting local weather for all six sub-regions.
|First air date||ERP
|Transmitter Coordinates||Transmitter Location|
|31 December 1990||400 kW
|Mount Bellenden Ker|
|Darling Downs||Toowoomba||35 (UHF)4
|31 December 1990||1300 kW
|9 August 1968||360 kW
|31 December 1990||2000 kW
|Southern Downs||Warwick||33 (UHF)4
|31 December 1990||600 kW
|31 December 1990||200 kW
|Wide Bay3||Maryborough||8 (VHF)4
|10 April 1965||200 kW
- 1. height above average terrain
- 2. The Mackay station was an independent station with the callsign MVQ from its 1968 sign-on until aggregation in 1990.
- 3. The Wide Bay station was an independent station with the callsign WBQ from its 1968 sign-on until 1978, and then SEQ until aggregation in 1990.
- 4. Analogue transmissions ceased on December 6, 2011 as part of the national shutdown of analogue television.
STQ used many logos throughout its history.
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