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Archive for July, 2009

Letters from former TVW staff – Hilary Everard

Posted by ken On July - 7 - 2009

Between 1970 and 1973 Hilary Everard was the Secretray to David Farr Station Manager, 6IX, Acting Secretary to Brian Treasure and Assistant Secretary to Jim Cruthers. Hilary Everard in TVW uniform Hilary said that she has many fond memories of the station and working for TVW and 6IX executives shaped her for future employment. Here […]

Nigel Felangue Collection

Posted by ken On July - 6 - 2009

Nigel Felangue was a still photographer with TVW from 1959 to 1961. It is most fortunate that Nigel collected much paraphernalia in those early days, otherwise the slides, photos and artwork presented on this page, and the image gallery that follows, would not exist. Much old material found its way into the rubbish bins, some […]

Jeff Newman to Retire

Posted by ken On July - 3 - 2009

He then launched into prominence on Seven presenting the the popular school quiz program, “It’s Academic”, which ran for ten years from 1969 to 1979, and then revived in 2001 for another four years, once again with Jeff as Executive Producer and compere, until the show was taken east, where it is now presented by Simon Reeve. He also hosted and produced Perth’s New Faces, a series of Letterbox, Reach for the Stars and many national beauty pageant shows, and over the past four decades has been the face of TVW’s annual 24-hour fundraising event, earning him the title of “Mr.

The origins of the TVW Channel 7 Newsroom – Part 1

Posted by ken On July - 2 - 2009

The origins of the TVW Channel 7 Newsroom with Darcy Farrell – TVW’s first News Editor Let’s start by referring to the technology. Ken has just given me this microphone to clip on, and if we go back to the use of the Auricon 16mm camera, in the first days at Channel Seven, you had […]

TVW youthful faces of the 1960’s

Posted by ken On July - 1 - 2009

Under the leadership of Jim Cruthers and entrepreneurial skills of Brian Treasure, TVW became not only a highly successful company but also exceeded in fostering local community activities and endeavors. Not only did the company keep a high profile, but so to did the station personalities, who were treated as stars as they ventured out […]


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