From 1960 till 1974, Carolyn Tannock (nee Noble) graced our television screens in Western Australia, except for interruptions for her wedding, honeymoon, childbirth and valued time dedicated to her own brood. For much of Carolyn’s career at TVW was devoted to entertaining children, starting in April 1960, at the youthful age of 17 and a half. [...]
Archive for April, 2009
Former Channel Seven CEO Max Bostock provides the following perspective on a number of TVW intiatives…
In my production role at TVW, I had an involvement with many of the programs mentioned by others. However a few stand out in my memory.
In 1968 a group of senior executives from Channel 7 Perth established Telethon, a registered [...]
Veteran TVW staffers will be aware of former News Editor and General Manager Darcy Farrell’s propensity for exercise. Richard Ashton recalls that on returning to the studios following newsworthy events, Darcy would leap out of the news vehicle at Dog Swamp and run all the way up the Flinders Street hill, and down Cobham Avenue [...]
ALF BINKS (TVW 1959-1983)
1959 Alf joined TVW Limited as an assistant to the Company Secretary.
He was an advanced accountancy student in those days before calculators and computers and come from a background in accounting and commerce.
His first task was to set up a new accounting system for the television station. He was responsible for designing management [...]
Max Bostock – (TVW 1960-1981)
Max became a professional musician at the age of 15 in 1942. He played Piano and Vibes in many nightclubs, and in the late 1940’s created the big stage band that became well known on radio and stage shows in the major ballrooms in Melbourne and Sydney.
In the early 50’s he [...]
TVW Foundation Company Secretary
Frank Moss – (TVW 1959-1978)
After five and a half years in the R.A.A.F. as a signals officer, Frank Moss did a Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme course in accountancy and cost accountancy. Then followed eight years as factory manager and company director of David Gray and Co.
▪ 1939 Royal Australian Air Force – [...]
Cameraman and director Bob Finkle worked at TVW from 1967 to 1979, during which time he was involved in many studio and outside broadcast productions. These ranged from sporting to variety programs, and included the pioneering black and white era, right through to the introduction of colour television and beyond.
Bob has kindly provided the following [...]
Max Bostock described TVW as a family, with many people working as a close knit group coordinating the many facits of production. There were no one man bands, and often up to half a dozen people at a time were dedicated to promotional projects. At it’s most grandest, the Miss Universe Quest, which was part [...]
Veteran cine cameraman Peter Goodall demonstrates a range of early cameras from an era when film was the prime visual source of television news coverage. As videotape equipment and electronic cameras became smaller, film was displaced by the new medium, which required no processing. The early 16mm black and white film was shot on reversal [...]