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Archive for December, 2011

2011 Highlights and Retrospect

Posted by ken On December - 30 - 2011

We present here some nostalgia and the mostly good news stories that have happened in Perth, Western Australia during 2011. Though there were a few regrets with some much loved icons being demolished, there are also many new and exciting developments taking place in the new year. This includes plans for the future with reports […]

To explain: Brian gathered our best on and off-camera talent together (David Farr I recall, was the male lead) he then designed a set larger than anything that had ever been devised before—complete with a running stream, weeping willows, wild flowers, a boat (avec oars) and a leading lady (whose name escapes me) and appropriate English garden-type music, to complete this idyllic scene of David rowing his paramour to goodness-knows-where..

… Uncle Albert’s few friends congratulated him on the commercial—but he got no new business, and the best salesmanship involved was after the event when I had to convince BST that even though we were in breach of Broadcasting standards by running an almost four minute commercial, the vision was such as to justify it being considered as Australian progam content if we were asked to explain…

Local program needs Vs Central Control

Posted by ken On December - 9 - 2011

Lamenting the loss of local Perth TV content and investigating modern means for re-cultivating it… regaining some semblance of local control. If you want to know where the local bands are playing, the newest show in town and where’s the latest club or nightspot in Perth, then television is no longer the best place to […]

Vic Kitney Tribute

Posted by ken On December - 1 - 2011

Vic Kitney Tribute June Holmes sadly reported the passing of Vic Kitney, who for those working at STW9 in the 1960s, will remember as the station’s first Chief Engineer, from before the station was built and opened in 1965 until 1968. Cedric Woods with Vic Kitney at the TVW 50th anniversary in October 2009 Vic […]

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