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Archive for May, 2011

ABC TV Perth OB activities

Posted by ken On May - 27 - 2011

Crew.jpg (Left to Right) Gary Carr, Mark Hird, Brett Robins, Cyril Culverhouse and Armin Azad at Dampier 2010 The MediaHub which mark refers to above is the is the digital playout facility co‐owned by the ABC and WIN TV, that is housed in a refurbished sheet metal factory in Ingleburn, a south western suburb of Sydney, NSW. … Playout system is an industry term used to describe the equipment, software and/or processes—typically within some kind of broadcast environment—responsible for “playing” source media and converting or rendering it into a form which may be “put to air”, or presented, for external use.

Coralie Condon recently turned 96 years of age on May 16th, but that has not slowed her down, still attending theatrical performances and regularly entertaining friends and family, even though her eye sight is fading. On Monday 23rd of May, Coralie played hostess to a gathering of colleagues when two former senior executives Max Bostock […]

Tribute to Gillian Berry (1942-2011)

Posted by ken On May - 20 - 2011

Members of the radio drama and theatre community are united in their sorrow at the passing of one of its finest, Gillian Claire Margaret Berry (nee Lomberg), who passed away on April 4, 2011. She had been ill for a number of years with motor neurone disease and it is one consolation that she is […]

Halcyon days at the ABC Ball in the Basil Kirke Studio This is a personal account of the ever changing work environment that took place at the former Australian Broadcasting Corporation site in Adelaide Terrace, Perth, and the circumstances leading up to the site’s abandonment. Obviously wish to portray a positive impression, whilst attempting an […]

May 16th is Coralie Condon’s birthday

Posted by ken On May - 14 - 2011

“The first lady of Western Australian television” deserves that honour on so many levels. Not only is Coralie the grande dame of WA theatre, being a playwright, composer, actor, producer and director of not only stage productions, but also kick started local television production in WA. Coralie Condon “The first lady of Western Australian television” […]

ABC Radio veteran and former STW-9 staffer David Carlisle kindly reminded us that today, Saturday 7th May 2011, marks Six Years since the last ABC Radio News Bulletin was read from the former ABC studios in Adelaide Terrace, Perth. The newsreader was Alan Knight, who just happened to be the newsreader this morning too. Alan […]


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