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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 […]

New Age Museums can dramatically boost tourism

Posted by ken On November - 18 - 2011

New Age Museums can dramatically boost tourism In our recent story titled “Finding a new home for TV stations and memorabilia” we pointed out that the Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (AMMPT) has been seeking a home for the last decade, without success. It would seem that remembering our immediate cinema, radio and […]

Most Popular WA TV History Web Pages

Posted by ken On November - 15 - 2011

Most Popular WA TV History Web Pages According to Google Analytics, the WA TV History web site has to date had 1,145,714 successful requests for individual web pages. The actual figure is much larger than that as Google Analytics were not installed on the site as of day one. The visitors come from all over […]

Wireless Hill Future – Part 1 of 6

Posted by ken On October - 9 - 2011

Wireless Hill Future – Part 1 of 6 In 2012, the former Applecross Wireless Station, now known as Wireless Hill Park, will celebrate its 100th anniversary with community plans well underway to mark this historic occasion. The wireless station was decommissioned in 1967 with a Telecommunications Museum established on the site in 1979, as an […]

Paul Lockyer, Gary Ticehurst and John Bean Valued journalists provide an important service that is often underestimated, for too often the foot in the door populist gossip monger has masqueraded as the face of the media. In contrast, there are the responsible reporters who keep us informed on matters of importance, rather than deal in […]

Reg Whiteman (1929 – 2011) Fat Cat Tribute

Posted by ken On August - 1 - 2011

Reg Whiteman – the life and soul behind children’s favourite Fat Cat for several decades – died in Perth on Thursday July 28, 2011, aged 82. He had been in poor health for some time. Reg Whiteman – Fat Cat Tribute WA TV History Reg Whiteman (Born 3/8/1929 – Died 28/7/2011) Early in his career […]

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 […]

The introduction of television to Australia involved predominantly newspaper owning applicants competing for the licenses. Television was anticipated to be in direct competition with the newspaper audience and the soliciting of advertisements, therefore the powerful media moguls were keen to have a part of the action. In the process, all successful applicants for Australia’s first […]

UPDATE: Demolition of ABW Channel 2 Studios in Perth WA

Posted by ken On January - 28 - 2011

WA TV History We followed the demolition of the former ABW Channel 2 Television studios in Perth, Western Australia, which are making way for two new apartment buildings. … Only the top section of the tower will survive to be relocated to the Swan Valley Oasis at 10250 West Swan Road in Henley Brook, Western Australia, where it will be used as a launching point for a flying fox.

ABC Presenters reminisce about the 1960s, 70’s and 80s

Posted by ken On December - 8 - 2010

On Saturday May 7, 1960, ABW Channel 2 in Perth opened and in the fifty years since, television has gone from black and white to widescreen, colour and high definition with surround sound. A lot of changes have taken place since the station first went on-air. The first newsreaders selected for ABW were Jim Fisher, […]


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