The Malta Independent 3 February 2023, Friday
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Pioneer broadcaster Victor Aquilina passes away

Tuesday, 24 January 2023, 20:00 Last update: about 9 days ago

Victor Aquilina, one of the pioneers of Maltese broadcasting, has passed away in Australia. He was 92-years-old.

Aquilina was the first dj on cable radio, which was run by Rediffusion. He had joined it in 1950.

He had also worked as a programme producer and newscaster during his career, and went on to become head of programmes in 1971. He had been involved in the production of a number of TV programmes when Malta Television was set up in 1962.

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When he migrated to Australia, he headed SBS Radio Melbourne, where he produced programmes for the Maltese community in Australia.


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