Kerry Smith tribute show to air on The Breeze

Kerry Smith lost her courageous battle with melanoma last Wednesday, 20 April.

Kerry was a much-loved colleague and an integral part of The Breeze family, having been with the radio station as the 10am to 2pm announcer since its launch five years ago.

To celebrate her life and work, The Breeze will be broadcasting a Tribute Show to Kerry Smith on Friday 29 April from 9am. Breeze announcer and good friend Mark Leishman will host the morning and has invited special friends and colleagues from Kerry’s career to share their memories live in studio.

Programme Director Ian Avery says, “This is a chance to truly celebrate the amazing career and life of our much-loved colleague and friend. We have been inundated with requests from the Kiwi entertainment community to come and join us to share their stories and pay tribute to Kerry.”

Kerry was a true New Zealand entertainment icon. She was a talented and popular radio host, whose career included work on Easy Listening I, Radio Pacific and RadioLIVE before The Breeze, and her extensive TV and entertainment career, spanning five decades, included her role as sharp-tongued editor Magda in the 80’s TV series Gloss and hosting home improvement show Changing Rooms.

Throughout her career, Kerry Smith has always been loved by her fans and much admired by her colleagues for her wonderful personality, talent and professionalism.

High definition Royal Wedding for Australian viewers

Sky News subscribers in Australia will be able to watch the Royal Wedding in HD.

SKY NEWS will be broadcasting the SKY NEWS UK channel live from London in High Definition, available to all Foxtel iQHD subscribers on channel 201.

SKY NEWS will be there as His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales says “I do” to Miss Catherine Middleton. Coverage will also include wedding preparations and celebrations live, all in beautiful High Definition on channel 201.

SKY NEWS HD (channel 201) will be on air from 6.00am Thursday, April 28 to take viewers behind-the-scenes as London prepares for the big day. Then on Friday, you will see the ceremony and celebrations, continuing until 6.00am Saturday, April 30.

In addition, SKY NEWS channels will also provide Royal Wedding coverage on SKY NEWS National (channel 601) and the A-PAC channel (channel 648).

The HD broadcast will not be available in New Zealand.

Details for SKY News HD viewers are as follows:

Sky News HD (Channel 201)
• 6.00am Thursday, April 28 to 6.00am Saturday, April 30: SKY NEWS HD live from London in HD including Royal Wedding preparations and celebrations.
• 12.00pm Saturday, April 30 to 6.00am Monday, May 2: Encore presentations of the wedding across the weekend.

A-PAC (Channel 648)
• 3.00pm to 6.00pm Friday, April 29: London Sunrise; early wedding day preparations live from London.

Sky News National (Channel 601)
• 6.00pm Friday, April 29 to 5.30am Saturday, April 30: Complete live coverage of the wedding and celebrations around the UK.
• SKY NEWS National Affairs Correspondent, Celina Edmonds will report from London in the week leading up to the wedding.

All times AEST