The Malta Independent 24 February 2024, Saturday
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Pioneer broadcaster Victor Aquilina passes away

Tuesday, 24 January 2023, 20:00 Last update: about 2 years 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.


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

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