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TVW Reunion Group Photos

Posted by ken On October - 18 - 2009

Naureen Taylor specialises in reunion photography and was present for the TVW Reunion (Sun October 18, 2009) at the historic Tuart Hill studios. Group photos were taken according to decades worked at Seven. The following photo was taken by Naureen of former TVW staff in 2006, at the AMMPT organised reunion of ABW2, TVW7 and […]

A message from the TVW Reunion committee chairperson

Posted by ken On October - 18 - 2009

We have taken the liberty of reproducing below the contents of an email from Keith Bales to the TVW Reunion committee, TVW facilitating personnel, the print and electronic media, the Sponsors, the Entertainers and the many volunteer helpers who will make today’s reunion a memorable event for all attendees. Few will know how tirelessly Keith […]

TVW Corporate Function on Friday October 16, 2009

Posted by ken On October - 17 - 2009

Channel Seven extended an invitation to all staff, former management, clients, VIPs and the TVW Reunion Committee to commemorate the golden anniversary of television in Western Australia. The venue was Central Park in the heart of the city of Perth. Guests walked the red carpet to a lavish cocktail party with a colourful floorshow and […]

Please be watching TVW Channel 7 tonight at 8:30pm (Friday October 16th, 2009) for Seven’s 50th anniversary special titled “7 Perth The First 50 Years”. This fast moving, informative and entertaining special will bring back many fond memories of TVW in the early years. It will also be an education for the younger viewers who […]

The Senior News – October 2009

Posted by ken On October - 16 - 2009

Page 10 of the October 2009 issue of The Senior News features an article by Annie Lee about our web page team. This gives credit to the many former management and staff who have contributed photos and stories. Throughout the past 8 months, we have also been in constant contact with TVW Promotions Manager Jill […]

Today’s Directors, starting out, don’t know how lucky they are with the modern “Tools” at their disposal. One of the original 3 inch black and white PYE cameras used on the Opening Night of TVW on October 16th, 1959 When I started Directing in 1967 the Black and White Cameras were equipped with a Turret […]

David Farr – TV Pioneer (Career Notes & Press Reports)

Posted by ken On October - 14 - 2009

In early 1958 came the big break David Farr had been hoping for. Radio 6PM conducted auditions for an announcer, for which he applied and won the position. He was appointed to the evening shift, which in the pre-television era was radio’s prime time slot. Other duties included a couple of hours per day writing […]

The 6IX Story by John Cranfield – Part 1

Posted by ken On October - 13 - 2009

6IX had a remarkably similar beginning to that of TVW Channel 7. 6IX Studios shown at top right of photo Both were conceived and developed by West Australian Newspapers. 6IX started as a company called WA Broadcasters. It was 50% owned by the Newspaper company. The other 50% belonged to the well known Perth music […]

3 Days to Go – The First 50 Years

Posted by ken On October - 13 - 2009

3 Days to Go before TVW’s 50th Annversary special. 50 years ago on October 16, 1959 West Australians took part in an historic occasion. A single moment altered forever the way we watched the world. 50 years ago on October 16, 1959 West Australians took part in an historic occasion. A single moment altered forever […]

TVW On-Air Presentation

Posted by KeithMackenzie On October - 12 - 2009

ON-AIR PRESENTATION – “The Way It Used To Be” as recalled by former TVW Senior Director, Keith Mackenzie. Behind the glass wall is Terry Green in AMU1 VMU1 personnel Left to Right: Keith Mackenzie, Gerry Swift, Max Taylor and his Lighting Assistant. When you watch Television in Australia, today, in 2009, and view a Commercial […]


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