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A Historic Era of Television Activity is Coming to a Close for Seven Perth

A Historic Era of Television Activity is Coming to a Close for Seven Perth     Perth's three commercial television stations established their studios at one of the highest points in the metropolitan area, so they could had ...

Celebrating the life of Miss Coralie Condon

Celebrating the life of Miss Coralie Condon Coralie Condon and Max Kay judging Stars of the Future     Coralie Condon died peacefully at Castledare Nursing Home on 24 December, 2014, aged 99. Only a ...

Doug Burton Tribute – Part 1 of 6

DOUGIE FLYPAST By Stuart Joynt     Douglas Joseph Burton MBE – what an extraordinary man, what an extraordinary life.     Footballer, cricketer, baseballer, pilot, father, father-figure, grandfather, photographer extraordinaire and master planner.     It won’t come ...

TVW Female Staff Uniform – Modesty Issues

Posted by ken On August - 4 - 2015
TVW Female Staff Uniform – Modesty Issues     Well before the bikini, the two or even one piece swimming suit there was a more stringent attitude to the morality of dress and how much skin could be shown in western society.     Morality or modesty seemed to also to be the issue during the early years at TVW Channel 7 in the manner the female staff were to be attired.    In 1981, Gary Carvolth had the opportunity to reflect on this topic and the company policy during the mini-dress era. It required the girls to kneel so that company secretary...

Tribute to Bill Meacham (1929 – 2014)

Posted by ken On August - 1 - 2015
Tribute to Bill Meacham (1929 – 2014)     We sadly and belatedly report the passing of former Seven Perth senior News and documentary cameramen Bill Meacham in January of 2014.     Bill was the last survivor of a generation of TVW cameramen that included Digby Milner, Tom Hall, Lu Belci, Stan Jeffery, Matt Williams and Peter Makowski.     Other noted cameramen of the era included Peter Goodall, Don Hanran-Smith, Alex McPhee, Brad Pearce, Steve Thompson, Roger Dowling, Michael Goodall, Gordon McColl, Ian McLean and Westley Ashton.
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Vale Joanne Crilly

Posted by ken On July - 19 - 2015
Vale Joanne Crilly     We sadly report that Joanne, the wife of television veteran John Crilly, has passed away after a long and courageous battle with illness. We were first alerted to this by Janine Vidot at Seven Perth.     Kevin Campbell pointed out that she was a wonderful battler for life after not fully recovering from surgery to then survive under duress for many years. Greg Byrne not only pointed this out, but also that John really loved her so much. It was Kevin she went to Melbourne to talk John into coming to TVW from GTV and said Jo was most supportive...

Vale Dr Russel Perry AM

Posted by ken On July - 19 - 2015
Vale Dr Russel Perry AM     Dave Berinson copied advice of this to Kevin Campbell, who in turn has copied it to colleagues who either worked with or were associated with Russel Perry.     Kevin said that, “He was a champion “bloke” in all respects and his death is very sad indeed.”     Richard Ashton added, “Golly, my old boss, what a sad loss. I used to help with some of his Rugby shows. I agree with you Champion bloke. Good TVW management man too, including Telethon.”     Russel Perry was employed...

Channel Nine Perth is Moving to a New Home

Posted by ken On June - 20 - 2015
Channel Nine Perth is Moving to a New Home     Channel Nine Perth is moving from Dianella into a new home at 253 St Georges Terrace in late 2016. Aerial View     It will have a state of the art fully digitised studio and an outdoor video wall. Ground View This will cover approximately 2,500 sqm across three buildings.     From next August, the viewing public will be able to come into the city and see what Nine Perth is doing close up, bringing the News to the community in a whole new way. Channel Nine is moving to a new home ...

Nine Perth’s 50th Birthday

Posted by ken On June - 15 - 2015
Nine Perth’s 50th Birthday    Its Nine Perth’s turn to celebrate their 50th anniversary when the station broadcasts a special titled “50 Years – The Channel Nine Story” at 8.30 pm on Wednesday 17th June 2015. STW 9 50th Anniversary Special – 8.30 pm Wednesday 17th June 2015 WA TV History John Cranfield had Nine’s Michael Thompson and Terry Spence on 6PR’s “The Way We Were” to discuss the 50th Anniversary of STW 9. Nine Perth is broadcasting their 50th special at 8.30 pm on Wednesday 17th June 2015.     STW veterans...
  Celebrating Radio, TV, Theatre and Cinema history at WA Day service Tony Howes has kindly alerted us to the following event…     On Sunday 31st May at 5pm in St George’s Cathedral, Perth, in a service celebrating “WA Day”, four new plaques will be blessed to commemorate the contribution to WA Heritage of pioneers of our theatre and arts worlds. The plaques are then placed on Australia’s only Theatre Memorial, which is housed in the West End of the Cathedral (similar to Poet’s Corner of Westminster Abbey). The four persons who have been nominated by interested persons and then...

Capital Radio story on coming TVW-SEVEN Reunion

Posted by ken On April - 14 - 2015
Capital Radio story on coming TVW-SEVEN Reunion Tony Howes interviews Keith Bales     Tony Howes of Capital Radio 101.7 FM interviews Keith Bales a veteran of 6KY, TVW7, STW9, News Corporation, Walt Disney and many other ventures about the latest reunion of television staff in Perth, Western Australia.     This is a last call for former TVW-SEVEN staff who wish to partake in a Reunion on Sunday April 19th, 2015.     We keep losing key people every year from the pioneering era in Western Australia, hence the urgency to have another reunion...

Crisis for Local Community Television

Posted by ken On April - 7 - 2015
Crisis for Local Community Television     Since multi-channel free-to-air television went digital, the amount of program choices has increased, but its not always what the public wants. The viewer is heading online to satisfy their needs, with the government and free-to-air station’s answer for more eyeball fodder, being the abundance of dedicated shopping channels that swell our airwaves. Channels that are devoid of program content are not in the spirit of the original TV licensing conditions set in 1956, for stations showing non-stop commercials do not involve community enriching...

More on 2015 TVW-SEVEN Reunion on April 19th

Posted by ken On March - 29 - 2015
    We ask if past and present staff of TVW wishing to attend the Seven Staff Reunion and Studios Wake on Sunday April 19th, 2015, can kindly please register your intent to participate. This will be greatly appreciated so that catering arrangements can be made.    The event will be held at the Moon and Sixpence at 300 Murray Street, Perth. The traditional British Pub located near the corner of William Street and Murray Street. This event will be happening between 2pm and 5pm, with an option to kick on until closing time.    We need to know this...