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Archive for April, 2009

Carolyn Noble

Posted by ken On April - 28 - 2009

  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 […]

Telethon, Christmas Pageant, Bob Hope and Miss Universe

Posted by ken On April - 22 - 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 […]

Endurance walk to Geraldton

Posted by ken On April - 22 - 2009

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

Posted by ken On April - 20 - 2009

  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 […]

Max Bostock MBE

Posted by ken On April - 20 - 2009

  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 […]

Frank Moss

Posted by ken On April - 19 - 2009

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 […]

Bob Finkle Story

Posted by ken On April - 16 - 2009

Bob Finkle: TVW 1967 – 1979     Bob Finkle started in the WA Television Industry at STW 9 on April 5 1965 at the early age of (not quite) 16 years. Originally employed as a trainee technician, mainly in audio, he chose every opportunity to play with a studio camera until management couldn’t help but […]

Bob Finkle Collection

Posted by ken On April - 15 - 2009

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 Finkle Bob has kindly provided […]

TVW Special Projects Department

Posted by ken On April - 13 - 2009

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 […]

Peter Goodall demonstrates News Film equipment

Posted by ken On April - 11 - 2009

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 […]


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