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A Tribute to Alan Bateman (1936-2012)

Posted by ken On August - 26 - 2012

A Tribute to Alan Bateman (1936-2012) Many who knew Alan Bateman, the creator of the long-running drama series “Home and Away”, will be saddened to learn that he passed away peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning, 18th August 2012, after a battle with cancer.    Alan Bateman Alan will be remembered for his […]

The 6WF Story – Part 1 of 3

Posted by ken On August - 20 - 2012

Perth science-teacher-turned-history-author and founder of the Light and Sound Discovery Centre, Richard Rennie, tells the early story of how Perth’s radio station 6WF became the ABC’s first broadcasting outlet in Western Australia. Richard’s talk, which has been presented at a number of venues, is now a video that can be viewed online, and embedded within […]

The 6WF Story – Part 2 of 3

Posted by ken On August - 20 - 2012

The Australian Broadcasting Commission The Australian Broadcasting Company was disappointed with the revenue derived from licences and decided not to seek a renewal of the contract for the provision of programs over the National Service. The Government prepared legislation for an Australian version of the British Broadcasting Corporation. On 17 May 1932, the necessary legislation […]

The 6WF Story – Part 3 of 3

Posted by ken On August - 20 - 2012

The ABC seeks better accommodation The ABC studios and 6WF moved again in 1937 to The Returned Soldiers’ Institute, also known as the Stirling Institute on St George’s Terrace, behind the Department of Agriculture and located in what was once the State’s only botanical gardens, Stirling Gardens, west of the Government House Ballroom and north […]


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