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Archive for December, 2010

A time for Christmas goodwill and presents…

Posted by ken On December - 17 - 2010

Xmas Greetings from WA TV History WA TV History Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year… May next year bring you Good Health, Happiness and considerable Prosperity. It has been another great year topped off with the West Australian newspaper providing us with some wonderful publicity in the form of a Shannon […]

The demolition of two Perth icons…

Posted by ken On December - 14 - 2010

Demolition of the former ABW Channel 2 Television studios in Perth, Western Australia, is currently underway to make way for two new buildings. ABW Channel 2 Studios in Perth WA Demolished WA TV History Demolition of the former Perth ABC Television building on Terrace Road is currently underway to make way for two new buildings. […]

Dennis Cometti – One of a kind…

Posted by ken On December - 12 - 2010

Though Dennis Cometti is best known as a sports commentator, his dry wit has made him a legend, though his oldest fans will remember his start in the media as a top 40 disc jockey at radio station 6KY in 1968, one year after his league debut for West Perth as a 17 year old. […]

Tribute to George Grljusich (1939-2007)

Posted by ken On December - 11 - 2010

George Grljusich (1939-2007) George Grljusich studied Law and graduated from the University of Western Australia, though his passion in life was sport, playing 12 league games in the West Australian Football League for South Fremantle, and an ardent follower and student of most other sporting endeavours. He began his broadcasting career with the ABC in […]

ABC Presenters reminisce about the 1960s, 70’s and 80s

Posted by ken On December - 8 - 2010

On Saturday May 7, 1960, ABW Channel 2 in Perth opened and in the fifty years since, television has gone from black and white to widescreen, colour and high definition with surround sound. A lot of changes have taken place since the station first went on-air. The first newsreaders selected for ABW were Jim Fisher, […]

Not all our stories deal with the fun and fluffy aspects of broadcasting. The history of the industry also involves many life effecting changes… Its not just all about the nostalgia and reminiscing. There’s been considerable social transition brought about by technological enhancements within the different forms of media, as they continue to evolve and […]

A Rock Mass For Love LP was recorded live during a TVW Channel 7 outside broadcast at St George’s Cathedral, Perth on 21st March 1971. The Director was Keith Mackenzie and 2 of the OB cameramen were Bob Finkle and Murray Kelso. It was one of the first Australian musical works of its kind, preceding […]

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