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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 ...

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...

2015 TVW-Seven Reunion

Posted by ken On March - 22 - 2015
2015 TVW-SEVEN REUNION at the ## Please Note – CHANGE OF DATE ## Sunday April 19 To avoid Anzac Day long weekend with people going away Address: 300 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000 Phone: (08) 9338 5171     As we were unable to gain access to the original TVW studios one last time, the management of the Moon and Sixpence kindly made their venue available for past and present Seven staff and partners to conduct a Wake-Reunion to commemorate the 55 years of television that emanated from the old studios at Dianella.    ...

Life and Work on the Other Side of Your TV Screen

Posted by ken On March - 21 - 2015
Life and Work on the Other Side of Your TV ScreenEngineering TVW7 in the 1960s and 1970s     The Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (AMMPT) not only conduct the Sunday morning Classic Movies at the Cygnet Cinema once a month, but also have regular In Focus Presentations, where historians or veterans of cinema or television describe some facet of their respective industries. This month AMMPT was graced with the presence of John Quicke, a former Chief Engineer at TVW Channel 7, who oversaw many important developments during the 1960s and 1970s.    ...

Last Seven Perth News from the Dianella Studios

Posted by ken On March - 8 - 2015
Last Seven Perth News from the Dianella Studios Sunday 22nd February, 2015     Not only was Seven veteran Richard Aston present for the last News bulletin from the old studios, but he was one of the two studio cameramen for the opening of the station and the variety show and first News bulletin on Friday 16th October, 1959. Gordon McColl was the other cameraman.     The invitation to witness the last bulletin on Sunday 22nd of February, 2015, was kindly extended to Richard by Chris Wharton, the Chief Executive Officer of Seven West Media WA. Last Seven Perth News...
Rick Ardon and Susannah Carr celebrate 30 years reading Seven News together      Seven in Perth has the distinction of having two of the most popular and trusted newsreaders in Australia, who have not only served longer than any other pair in the country, but have lived the era of much of the recent history of our State and Nation. This gives them an air of authority, compared to the ever changing presenters on the other stations. The viewing public see them as a constant, reliably being there to convey the good and bad news of the day. The popularity of Seven...
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 a direct line of sight to the transmitter sites in the Darling Ranges. With TVW Channel Seven opening on Friday October 16th, 1959 and STW Channel Nine following on Saturday 12 June 1965. It would be another twenty three years before Perth gained its third commercial television station. The Television Precinct     Meanwhile...

Celebrating the life of Miss Coralie Condon

Posted by ken On February - 11 - 2015
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 few months short of her birthday on May 16th.     Coralie was an actress, writer, composer, producer, presenter, business woman, the Grande Dame of Perth theatre and the First Lady of Western Australian Television.     She was a great friend for many at the old Rep, Playhouse, Music Hall, Dirty Dicks and a string of other theatre restaurants.    ...

Part 2 – Tribute to Coralie Condon (1915-2014)

Posted by ken On January - 22 - 2015
    An important phase in Perth theatrical life was the period of the Playhouse Theatre in Perth, which opened on Wednesday 22 August, 1956, with the production “The Teahouse of the August Moon” written by the American playwright and screenwriter John Patrick, and directed by Nita Pannell. The cast included James Condon, James Kemp, Michael Cole, Penelope Hanrahan, Garry Meadows and Frank Baden-Powell. Coralie Condon was on the theatre company’s management committee, whilst also conducting her own school of speech and drama. The Playhouse in 1956    ...