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Television veteran Johnny Young will entertain television pioneers at TVW Channel 7’s 50th Anniversary Reunion on Sunday October 18th, 2009. John who was one of the station’s first teenage stars, now hosts Radio 6IX’s Big Breakfast. He will reform and perform with his original Johnny Young and the Strangers band, consisting of John Young, John […]

The Ron (DINGO) Reddingius Story

Posted by ken On July - 30 - 2009

Ron (DINGO) Reddingius – Now 57 year’s young. History …Started my first job with TVW at the ripe old age of 19. Telecine Video Tape 1969 – 1975 Viz-Ad 1976 – 1979 Commercial Production Manager – Sales Department 1981 – to January 2000 Resigned 2000 Today: – Has produced a TV program called ‘HOME in […]

Jan Maher Collection

Posted by ken On July - 29 - 2009

Jan Maher (nee Swift) was a Graphic Designer with TVW from 1983 to 1989. Jan married TVW Promos Editor Marty Maher, who worked for TVW from 1986 to 1997. They now live in Victoria. 1994 Jan Maher (nee Swift), Fat Cat, Chris Hope-Santa & baby Adam Maher The photos provided here represent Seven staff on […]

Jeff Newman points out that eligible people can register for the TVW Channel 7 50th Anniversary Reunion at the following web site www.tvwreunion.com If you have worked for TVW Channel 7 in the last fifty years, then you are eligible to attend the TVW Reunion. If you have not yet registered, then please click on […]

Geoff Stewart’s TVW staff photo collection

Posted by ken On July - 28 - 2009

Geoff Stewart’s TVW staff photo collection Engineering 1995 – Presentation Demolition Crew This was taken on the evening (at about 4am) we move the old Presentation suite to a temporary location in video tapes ready to start the construction of the new Stereo Presentation. Left to right – Frank Gradisen, Allen Smith, Geoff Stewart, Graeme […]

The History of Australian Television

Posted by ken On July - 26 - 2009

TelevisionAU is dedicated to the discussion of Australian television, in particular its history and evolution – as well as its present, and even future!! It covers everything including programs, personalities, TV stations and networks. FIFTIES SIXTIES SEVENTIES EIGHTIES NINETIES 2000 AND ON WEB: http://www.televisionau.com BLOG: http://blog.televisionau.com YAHOO: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/televisionau YOUTUBE: http://au.youtube.com/user/TelevisionAU

The 6PR interview with TVW’s former General Manager Greg Byrne can now be found at http://tvwreunion.com under the Media menu option. Greg provides many humorous anecdotes about glitches with live TV ads, before the advent of videotape recording and replay.

An Audience with Max Bostock

Posted by ken On July - 21 - 2009

TVW veterans Richard Ashton, Gordon McColl and Ken McKay had an enjoyable meeting with former TVW Chief Executive Officer Max Bostock, on Tuesday July 21st, 2009. Max reminisces with Richard and Gordon whilst Ken records the event Richard and Gordon listen intently to every word All have the highest regard for Max, who joined TVW […]

TVW Roll Call update!

Posted by ken On July - 19 - 2009

While every effort is made to preserve the correctness of the TVW Roll Call, some errors or omissions may slip through. Please inform us via our Contact page of any anomalies. . List of all identified present and former TVW staff. List of present or former TVW staff who have registered for the TVW reunion. […]

Meet the Committees

Posted by ken On July - 18 - 2009

With the 50th anniversary of television in WA fast approaching. Not only are former staff of TVW Channel 7 busy organizing a reunion for Sunday 18th of October, 2009, but another committee of industry pioneers and memorabilia collectors is planning a museum exhibit to commemorate the occasion. This exhibit will cover the last 50 years […]


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