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The ABC in Perth managed for many years with substandard accommodation until purpose built facilities were constructed for both radio and for the introduction of public owned television in Western Australia in 1960. The ABC moved to the Supreme Court Gardens in 1937 Rehearsing at Broadcast House in the Supreme Court Gardens Announcer Godfrey Carter […]

Coralie Condon welcomes old colleagues

Posted by ken On November - 14 - 2010

On Friday 12th November, Coralie Condon and Audrey Long organised a small get together of friends who participated in either the Seven Ex, a group of former TVW staff, who for many years assisted with Telethon fund raising, and people involved with the 1964 television production of ‘The Good Oil’, which was broadcast in 1965. […]

WA TV History This is the opening number of ‘The Good Oil’ a musical comedy written by Coralie Condon and first performed on stage at Perth’s Playhouse Theatre in 1958.

… WA TV History This number was from the 1965 TVW Channel 7 production of ‘The Good Oil’ (a musical comedy written by Coralie Condon) features Jill Perryman and Kevan Johnston.

Peter Harries reminisces

Posted by ken On September - 30 - 2010

Dr Peter Harries describes himself as “an entertainment host, poet, musician and raconteur”. He is a well known Perth celebrity, having spent many years in the TV and entertainment industries, among many others ventures. Peter Harries reminisces about his television origins at STW Channel 9 Though Peter gained formal training in television techniques, it was […]

Tribute to Veronica Overton-Low

Posted by ken On September - 26 - 2010

Veronica Overton-Low (1944-2010) Today, Dr Peter Harries conveyed the sad news of the passing of his long time friend Veronica Overton-Low. Her sister Jacquie said that she suffered a fatal heart attack this morning. Peter reports that they remained very close over the years and that Veronica was his wife Patricia May’s best friend. Veronica […]

Eric Walters – Tribute to a Veteran Newsreader

Posted by ken On August - 19 - 2010

Eric Walters (born 4 July 1937, died 18th August 2010) was an Australian journalist, media trainer and former television presenter who worked for all commercial television channels (Seven, Nine and TEN) in a on-air career, including radio, which spanned more than forty years. Eric died following a three and a half year battle with pulmonary […]

96FM 30th Anniversary Reunion

Posted by ken On August - 18 - 2010

96FM has the distinction of being Perth, Western Australia’s first commercial FM radio station, being launched on 8th August 1980 by Brian Treasure with the financial support of Kerry Stokes and Jack Bendat. Brian Treasure – Jack Bendat – Kerry Stokes 96FM Perth – 30th Anniversay Reunion My Wonderful Journey 96FM was one of Australia’s […]

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has launched Australia’s first free-to-air 24-hour television news channel. It is a high definition television service, which comes from continuous news centre with a new state-of-the-art studio, located in the foyer of the ABC’s Ultimo headquarters in Sydney. Ultimo is an inner-city suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Ultimo is […]

ABW Channel 2 – 50th Reunion

Posted by ken On May - 18 - 2010

On Friday 7 May, 2010 ABC Television in Perth celebrated its 50 year anniversary. To mark this occasion, ABC Perth brought together past and present staff for an ‘afternoon tea’ reunion at the ABC studios, 30 Fielder Street, East Perth on the afternoon of Sunday 16th May 2010. Geoff Duncan, the State Director of the […]

Radio 6PM Reunion – Video and Photos

Posted by ken On April - 26 - 2010

The 6PM reunion was conducted at the Paddington Ale House in Mount Hawthorn on Wednesday April 21, 2010, for people who officially worked for 6PM during the years 1980–1990, the last decade of AM broadcasting before the conversion to the FM band. The following 6PM video was kindly provided by George Chapman, who was the […]

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