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Wireless Hill Celebrates its Centenary

Posted by ken On October - 4 - 2012

Sunday 30th of September, 2012 was the culmination of a series of events to celebrate the centenary of Wireless Hill this year. Scheduled events prior included a Sculpture Walk in February/March; an outdoor film night in March; a history of Wireless Hill talk in March; National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week activities […]

Newspapers’ Plight

Posted by ken On July - 1 - 2012

Going by overseas trends, particularly in the United States, newspaper profitability has been on the decline and it was only a matter of time before the impact was felt in Australia. Now much of Australia’s media industry is struggling to adjust to a weak advertising market and a shift of consumers to digital products. Despite […]

Buzz Aldrin in Carnarvon

Posted by ken On June - 24 - 2012

Apollo 11 Lunar Module pilot Buzz Aldrin visited Carnarvon, Western Australia from June 22nd to 23rd, 2012 for a two-day program called “To the Moon and Back Festival” where he officially opened the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum. Dr Buzz Aldrin was handed the key to the town by Carnarvon shire president Karl Brandenburg and […]

TVW Engineering Reunion 2012

Posted by ken On March - 18 - 2012

TVW Engineering Reunion 2012 A reunion of mainly 1960s and 1970s TVW Engineering and Operations folk was held in Kings Park, Perth, at the Botanical Cafe on Friday 2nd March, 2012. TVW Engineering Reunion 2012 WA TV History A reunion of mainly 1960s and 1970s TVW Engineering and Operations folk was held in Kings Park, […]

First Australia to UK Satellite Hook-up in 1966

Posted by ken On February - 15 - 2012

First Australia to UK Satellite Hook-up in 1966 The historic first satellite telecast between Australia and England took place on Friday, November 25th, 1966. The ABC had a hook up with the BBC, whilst TVW Channel 7 hooked up with the UK commercial station ITN. This opportunity was part design and part accident as when […]

A cross nation telecommunications link was established before a sealed road Former Seven News Editor Stuart Joynt remembers many events. One being the sealing of the Eyre Highway. The WA component of the Eyre Highway The isolation of Perth was gradually being reduced by not only improved telecommunications links with the rest of the country […]

Pioneering Satellite TV Program Exchange

Posted by ken On January - 22 - 2012

The program begins by looking at some of the earliest arrivals on our planet with babies born around the world starting with Japan at 4:04am, then Denmark one hour before sunset at 8:06pm, next its 1:06pm in Mexico City, then 3,000 miles to the north at Edmonton in Canada where a Cree Indian baby is born, only four of some 1,800 born in the short time since the program began. … Participating broadcasting organisations included: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC1) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) NHK (Japan) National Educational Television (NET) (USA) Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (ORTF) (France) Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI)(Italy) Televisión Española (TVE) (Spain) Some of the locations included: Abbey Road Studios, London, UK (Beatles’ segment) Glassboro, New Jersey, USA Parkes, New South Wales, Australia Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Tokyo, Japan Toronto, Ontario, Canada Owing to language issues for Australians, interpreters translated the foreign commentaries for Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) announcers to provide an English voice-over where necessary.

The Evolution of Television News and Presentation

Posted by ken On August - 14 - 2011

ABC-Library04.jpg TVW-7 News readers over the decades 1950’s Geoff Walker, David Farr, Lloyd Lawson and Phillip Edgely 1960’s David Farr, Lloyd Lawson, Gary Carvolth, Garry Meadows, Pam Leuba, Eric Walters, John Chalton, Bill Gill, Brien Thirley, Marcus Hale, David Low and Terry Willesee 1970’s Peter Waltham, Neil Watson, Russell Goodrick, Greg Pearce, David Ellery, Peter Newman, Rick Ardon and Terry Willesee 1980’s Rick Ardon, Susannah Carr, Jeff Newman, Yvette Mooney, Steve Taylor, Dick Tombs, Paula Voce, Reece Whitby and Jeff Newman 1990’s Rick Ardon, Susannah Carr and Yvette Mooney 2000’s Rick Ardon, Susannah Carr, Yvette Mooney, Sally Bowrey, Emmy Kubainski and Samantha Jolly ABW-2 News readers over the decades 1960’s James Fisher, Ian Beatty, Earl Reeve, Clive Hale, Peter Harrison, Jeff Jeffery, Michael Palmer, John Harper-Nelson and George Manning 1970’s Earl Reeve, David Hawkes, Peter Harrison, John Harper-Nelson, Peter Holland, Dave Ellery, Peter Newman, George Manning, Eion Cameron and Murray Jennings 1980’s David Hawkes, Peter Holland, Anne Conti, Robyn Johnson and Ruth Walker 1990’s Peter Holland, Deborah Knight and Deborah Kennedy 2000’s Deborah Kennedy, Tom Baddeley, Paul Lockyer, Alicia Gorey, Craig Smart and Karina Carvalho STW-9 News readers over the decades 1960’s Walter Pym (Opening Night), Alan Graham, Jeff Newman, Lloyd Lawson, Peter Dean and Trevor Sutton 1970’s Peter Barlow, Neil Watson, and Russell Goodrick 1980’s Greg Pearce, Russell Goodrick, Valerie Davies, Anne Conti and Peter Waltham 1990’s Peter Waltham, Christine Parker, Liam Bartlett, Mikayla Turner, Tina Altieri, Terry Willesee, Peter Holland and Tina Altieri 2000’s Peter Holland, Dixie Marshall, Sonia Vinci, Greg Pearce and Dixie Marshall NEW-10 News readers over the decades 1980’s Greg Pearce and Gina Pickering 1990’s Greg Pearce, Claudia Saenz, Rachel McNally, Mikayla Turner and Christina Morrissey 2000’s Greg Pearce and Christina Morrissey, Celina Edmonds, Ron Wilson, Tim Webster and Charmaine Dragun (via Sydney) 2008 Narelda Jacobs (moved back to Perth) 2011 Craig Smart and Narelda Jacobs WA Television News Origins and Evolution

…MediaHub Australia is a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art facility in Ingleburn in Sydney’s South West which will be the central location for broadcasting both WIN and ABC content to all of Australia.

What is the future of Australian Television?

Posted by ken On April - 25 - 2011

We take a look in the crystal ball to see where the television industry is heading. The Australian ABC’s Jonathan Holmes and the Media Watch team did the same in 2008, and a number of their findings are still relevant today. Future of Australian TV WA TV History Veterans who worked in the television industry […]

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 […]


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