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Joy Campbell (nee Heweston) – Secretary

Posted by ken On September - 8 - 2009

Joy Campbell (nee Heweston) worked firstly as a Secretary for George Howell in the music department for the Perth Talent Service and from there to Frank Moss, Brian Treasure and Jim Cruthers, working for TVW from 1963 to 1967. In the early days of TVW under Frank Moss, all the secretaries had to be trained […]

The origins of this web site

Posted by ken On September - 5 - 2009

Following a number of complaints about this web site not covering all Western Australian television stations at this time, we consider a few words of explanation are in order. It seems the site’s activities have also caused confusions regarding its relationship with the Australian Museum of Motion Picture Technology (AMMPT), which is conducting a “50 […]

Gwen Storey (nee Andrews) – Secretary

Posted by ken On September - 3 - 2009

When we were given our new ‘golf ball’ typewriters we were ecstatic, although we still needed to type six copies at a time (with carbon paper between the pages when doing reports) and not being able to make mistakes certainly honed our skills to be accurate with our typing. … We were often called on to do other jobs as well and had many fun times helping out the producers on outside broadcasts, hosting at the special events (like the Sandover Medal) held in the studios, the Sales Christmas party in the Studio Grounds every year, Miss West Coast, ushering at big events and answering the phones and working at Telethon, etc.

Jill Norton (nee Korbosky) – Secretary

Posted by ken On September - 3 - 2009

MEMORIES OF DAYS AT CHANNEL 7 Jill Korbosky 1959 – as a child. I attended Children’s Channel 7 starring Rolf Harris; his wobble board and his magical sketches which appeared suddenly from a multiple of squiggles and Oliver the Octopus. 1968 – 9 years later. I was hooked from the moment I stepped inside the […]

Peter Croft reports on the end of the videotape era.

Posted by ken On September - 3 - 2009

Peter documents the demise of the Ampex ACR25s and how high maintenance and new technology made them obsolete. Peter Croft with an Ampex ACR25 We debated long and hard what to do as it broke our hearts to scrap these great machines, but they were so big and heavy (they weighed literally one tonne) that […]

The TVW Secretaries – Introduction

Posted by ken On September - 2 - 2009

Marion Leyer (nee Greiling) who rose from Production Assistant in 1960 to Producer/Director in 1963, Miss Universe Pageant Co-ordinator in 1979, when she was appointed Production Manager, continuing in that position until resigning from Channel 7 in 1985.

…Hilary Everard Secretray to David Farr Station Manager, 6IX, Acting Secretary to Brian Treasure and Assistant Secretary to Jim Cruthers, working for TVW and 6IX Administration TVW Channel 7 and Radio 6IX from 1970 to 1973.

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