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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, […]

Being paid to have fun by Tom Creamer TVW 1965 – 1996

Posted by ken On November - 8 - 2009

Thirty One of the Past Fifty Years 1965 – 1996 ( Being paid to have fun ) By Tom Creamer I joined TVW7 in December 1965. I’d recently migrated from England and was looking for work. I phoned the station on the off chance they might have a vacancy and was lucky enough to be […]

Ahh not again” When I arrived at Epsom Ave in Belmont, there was, as far as the eye could see, dozens and dozens of Swan taxis and police cars down the whole length of the ave….called back to Darcy…and he sent Don H. … We ended up in Gnagarra pine plantation to where Robinson had escaped, and spent the night with TVW 4 wheel drive with generator and lights on the roof searching for the villain…..continued through to the following afternoon and he was eventually captured in a bush block in Beechboro ?

Sue Scrutton (nee Ammon) – Secretary

Posted by ken On October - 11 - 2009

Sue Ammon was the secretary to John Quicke in Engineering from 1963 to 1967. Lizzie Kirkham (nee Sorley), Frank Moss, Sue Scrutton (nee Ammon) and Joy Campbell (nee Heweston) (Photo courtesy of Joy Campbell) Jim Cruthers was terrifyingly intelligent and a stickler for “no rubbing out” on those foolscap six strike (duplicates) pages, which I […]

Vic Jones reflects on the early days of Audio

Posted by ken On October - 1 - 2009

Vic Jones (TVW 1960-1966, 1983-1995, 2006 ‘till now) reflects on the early days of Audio. Vic Jones remembers back when things were a “bit different”. People say how great things were back in the 60’s…I say how great things are now. In those early days basically “good sound” was when you could make out what […]

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 […]


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