South Australia Broadcaster Kevin Crease Dies
April 11, 2007 at 11:36 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime SOUTH AUSTRALIA TV and radio personality KEVIN CREASE, who died TUESDAY of cancer in ADELAIDE at 70.
CREASE, who started in radio at 5DN/ADELAIDE in 1957 and was for several years a host at 5AD/ADELAIDE, was the first person to appear on television in SOUTH AUSTRALIA when NINE NETWORK affiliate NWS-9/ADELAIDE signed on for test broadcasts on SEPTEMBER 5, 1959. He was best known as a TV news anchor, co-anchoring the SOUTH AUSTRALIA edition of NATIONAL NINE NEWS from 1987 until FEBRUARY, when he took leave due to his illness. His son TOM plays bass in the band FRENZAL RHOMB.