As good a time as any to repost this. The money Central invested in this to be all set up in a period of six months and it all goes completely tits up from day one. Very embarrassing for them.
Obviously setting up Central News South was Central's efforts to show its investment into the region given the impending franchise auction the next year. It obviously worked for them as they faced no opposition whatsoever!
Just for good measure given this is the Central West thread to post the clip of the last Central West before the split. And to think that Bob is still at the helm thirty years on!
January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006