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Peter Croft reports on the end of the videotape era.

Posted by ken On September - 3 - 2009

Peter documents the demise of the Ampex ACR25s and how high maintenance and new technology made them obsolete. Peter Croft with an Ampex ACR25 We debated long and hard what to do as it broke our hearts to scrap these great machines, but they were so big and heavy (they weighed literally one tonne) that […]

Kings Park Mini-Reunion

Posted by ken On August - 8 - 2009

On Friday August 7th, 2009, Kevin Campbell and Darcy Farrell organised a morning tea in Kings Park for former TVW Engineering, News and Operations staff, to welcome back Frank Benedetto to our shores, after an absence of nearly four decades. The popular American is here with his friend Johnny for a short visit, prior to […]

The Ron (DINGO) Reddingius Story

Posted by ken On July - 30 - 2009

Ron (DINGO) Reddingius – Now 57 year’s young. History …Started my first job with TVW at the ripe old age of 19. Telecine Video Tape 1969 – 1975 Viz-Ad 1976 – 1979 Commercial Production Manager – Sales Department 1981 – to January 2000 Resigned 2000 Today: – Has produced a TV program called ‘HOME in […]

Geoff Stewart’s TVW staff photo collection

Posted by ken On July - 28 - 2009

Geoff Stewart’s TVW staff photo collection Engineering 1995 – Presentation Demolition Crew This was taken on the evening (at about 4am) we move the old Presentation suite to a temporary location in video tapes ready to start the construction of the new Stereo Presentation. Left to right – Frank Gradisen, Allen Smith, Geoff Stewart, Graeme […]

Alan Bateman

Posted by ken On April - 11 - 2009

FORMER TVW TECHNICIAN who became the SEVEN NETWORK – HEAD OF DRAMA Alan Bateman was a technician at TVW during the early years. He can be seen here wiring up technical power points in the TVW maintenance area. Alan was appointed Technical Director of the 1962 Commonwealth and Empire Games at Perry Lakes Stadium. He […]

Peter Croft – Evolution of transmission facilities

Posted by ken On March - 19 - 2009

Peter Croft (TVW 1966-1999) Peter Croft – Describes the evolution in broadcasting facilities from an autonomous local identity controlling program presentation and content to an automated operation under a centralised control, rebroadcasting delayed network programs emanating from the eastern states. Peter Croft worked in Engineering and Operations at TVW from 1966 to 1999, during which […]

Cinema City

Posted by ken On March - 14 - 2009

Sir James Cruthers Sir James Cruthers was responsible for the Cinema City movie theatre complex being built by TVW Enterprises, but sadly after TVW changed hands, the theatres were sold to Hoyts. The architect was Bob Day, who also designed the TVW studios building. At the time, it was the largest multi-cinema complex in WA, […]


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