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Alan Bateman

Posted by ken On April - 11 - 2009

FORMER TVW TECHNICIAN who became the SEVEN NETWORK – HEAD OF DRAMA Alan Bateman was a technician at TVW during the early years. He can be seen here wiring up technical power points in the TVW maintenance area. Alan was appointed Technical Director of the 1962 Commonwealth and Empire Games at Perry Lakes Stadium. He […]

Greg Byrne

Posted by ken On April - 11 - 2009

Gregory Byrne was part of TVW’s successful management team, being with the company for 32 years Greg commenced just after the station opened and was there from May 1960 until July 1992. For most of the time he was Sales Manager, and then in the top role of Managing Director from 1988 to 1992, before […]

Bill McKenzie

Posted by ken On April - 11 - 2009

Bill McKenzie filled many key executive rolls at TVW and later become the first Managing Director of NEW-10 in Perth. ▪1956-1959 Employed by ANZ Bank Perth. ▪1959-1963 Joined TVW June 1959 and worked in Traffic, Programs & Publicity. ▪1963 Sydney Sales Manager TVW7 ▪1964-1968 Film Manager TVW7 ▪1968-1974 Assistant Station Manager TVW7 ▪1974-1977 General Manager […]

Video Editing

Posted by ken On April - 9 - 2009

How technology has changed… In the early 1960’s, videotape cut editing was common for major program productions, such as Homicide. Often the master tapes were distributed, and one could hear and see the splices pass through the video headwheel assembly of the quadraplex machines during broadcast. The technique was used by TVW too, though there […]

Shane Nugent Videotape Operations 1974-2004

Posted by ken On April - 8 - 2009

Shane Nugent worked in the TVW videotape area from 1974 to 2004, during which time Channel 7 made the transition to colour. Videotape equipment evolved considerably during this period from quadraplex two inch low-band black and white reel to reel, to two inch high-band colour reel to reel and cassette machines. The technology also improved […]

Shane Nugent Collection

Posted by ken On April - 8 - 2009

Shane Nugent worked in the TVW videotape area from 1974 to 2004, during which time Channel 7 made the transition to colour. Videotape equipment evolved considerably during this period from quadraplex two inch low-band black and white reel to reel, to two inch high-band colour reel to reel and cassette machines, which were then followed […]

Brian Treasure Tribute

Posted by ken On April - 7 - 2009

Brian Treasure died in 1992. The following obituary was published across the Community Newspapers. It was written by Darcy Farrell, who, at the time, was an editor with the Community group. Page 6 – News Chronicle August 26, 1992 When Brian Treasure was in hospital, his mind was as electric as ever. He was questioning […]

Dianne and Barry Hodge

Posted by ken On April - 5 - 2009

Starting in telecine, where she operated 16mm film and slide projectors and the massive caption scanner which housed the station clock, the crawl for program credits and two carousels of caption card, that contained artwork for either program or advertising content.

… Barry Hodge at the controls of Telecine TVW underwent a massive expansion in 1968, relocating all the technical and operational facilities in a new purpose built building, to house the new colour telecine chain and videotape, in preparation for the arrival of colour television in 1975.

Lloyd Lawson Tribute

Posted by ken On April - 4 - 2009

Lloyd Lawson Lloyd Lawson was born in Kalgoorlie on 18th of October 1922, and died in Perth on 19th of November 2004. Lloyd was the oldest of three children of Doris and George Lawson, who had a drapery shop in Corrigin (years later an STW workmate, Publicity & Programs Manager June Holmes, pointed out that […]


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