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TVW EARLY HISTORY – Jan Rogers (nee Farr)

Posted by ken On October - 12 - 2009

Jan Farr was the Secretary to the Programme Manager and a Script Assistant with TVW Channel Seven between 1959 and 1964. Jan is also the sister of TVW on-air personality, Sales representative and Radio 6IX Manager David Farr. TVW EARLY HISTORY – Jan Rogers (nee Farr) I worked for TVW in the very early years […]

Sue Scrutton (nee Ammon) – Secretary

Posted by ken On October - 11 - 2009

Sue Ammon was the secretary to John Quicke in Engineering from 1963 to 1967. Lizzie Kirkham (nee Sorley), Frank Moss, Sue Scrutton (nee Ammon) and Joy Campbell (nee Heweston) (Photo courtesy of Joy Campbell) Jim Cruthers was terrifyingly intelligent and a stickler for “no rubbing out” on those foolscap six strike (duplicates) pages, which I […]

Please note that the Australian Museum of Motion Picture Technology (AMMPT) is a separate entity from this web site. We are promoting AMMPT’s exhibition because they share a common interest in television heritage matters. A free public exhibition is currently running at the Fremantle Arts Centre, entitled “50 years of television broadcasting in Western Australia”. […]

Patti Rock (nee Nicholas) worked in both the Accounts and Production Departments at TVW Channel Seven between 1965 and 1969. Patti kindly provided the following information and photos… I arrived at Seven in 1965 working in the ‘front’ office as a ledger machinist. Alf Binks was my immediate boss. I ventured onto the newly acquired […]

The First 50 Years

Posted by ken On October - 7 - 2009

A preview of 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 the way […]

By a strange twist of circumstance I found myself on the Reunion Committee, together with my mother, Jocelyn and a group of people who actually worked at TVW in the early days (I was 15 years old when Brian was forced to resign in a board-room coup; I never worked at the station). 2009 – […]

Bob Page – Traffic, SAS10, Telethon and 6IX (1969-1985)

Posted by ken On October - 6 - 2009

Early version of the Master Log courtesy of Peter Croft In the late 1960’s, TVW embraced early data processing techniques, where the program and advertising information was entered onto IBM punch cards, and then manually sorted into a deck of cards representing every on-air event taking place in a given day.

…Many of you would remember that we had a “Gold Sheet” that was typed up at the last minute with all of the late copy or changes to the Program log.

Linda McHutchison (nee Brownrigg) – Secretary

Posted by ken On October - 6 - 2009

TVW 1973: Jeannette Ashley, Louise Borsje then Bob Page and further over next to Bill Meacham at the far right is Linda Brownrigg Linda continues the story, “The theme of the party was Hawaiian and each girl (hostess) was required to approach the male guests and ask them if they would like a ley (as in one you put around your neck).

…We found however, that while our clients loved the concerts, the work involved in putting them together was not only time consuming but it took our focus away from our tour business, so we negotiated with Frank Moss and the 7EX Committee for TVW to take over the running of the concerts and for them to become the Telethon Concerts for Seniors.

OBITUARY – BRIAN JOHN COULTER

Posted by ken On October - 4 - 2009

OBITUARY BRIAN JOHN COULTER IT IS WITH AN OVERWHELMING SADNESS THAT I MUST INFORM YOU THAT BRIAN DIED AFTER SURGERY AT ST JOHN OF GOD HOSPITAL, SUBIACO, ON FRIDAY NIGHT. TO SAY THAT HIS PASSING IS A SHOCK IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. HE ENTERED HOSPITAL LATE ON FRIDAY MORNING FOR WHAT APPEARED TO BE ‘TRICKY’ BUT […]

The TVW7 50th Anniversary Reunion online registrations now being recorded at www.tvwreunion.com The following comments were posted on the tvwreunion.com web site by people registering for the TVW 50th Anniversary Reunion on Sun 18th October, in the grounds of TVW Channel 7. Bill Mather-Brown Switchboard Operator (1959-1960) I was the first switchboard operator at Seven […]


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