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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 […]

TVW Reunion Photo courtesy of Kay Linton-Mann

Posted by ken On November - 1 - 2009

Just a belated note to thank the organisers for the wonderful reunion. You all worked so hard for such a long time apparently, and your efforts paid off handsomely. We all had such a great time, so nice to see friends from those happy days at TVW. Photo – myself, Carolyn Gould and Luise Borsje […]

In 1963, TVW won the Television Society of Australia award for best “Television News Item – MANHUNT”. There was much public anxiety in Perth in 1963 as serial murderer Eric Edgar Cooke, nicknamed The Night Caller, terrorised the city. A man who had committed 22 violent crimes between 1959 and 1963, eight of which resulted […]

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 ?

OBITUARY – BRIAN JOHN COULTER

Posted by ken On October - 4 - 2009

OBITUARY BRIAN JOHN COULTER IT IS WITH AN OVERWHELMING SADNESS THAT I MUST INFORM YOU THAT BRIAN DIED AFTER SURGERY AT ST JOHN OF GOD HOSPITAL, SUBIACO, ON FRIDAY NIGHT. TO SAY THAT HIS PASSING IS A SHOCK IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. HE ENTERED HOSPITAL LATE ON FRIDAY MORNING FOR WHAT APPEARED TO BE ‘TRICKY’ BUT […]

Lyndell Jobson (nee Carter) (TVW 1970-1974)

Posted by ken On September - 13 - 2009

Lyndell Jobson (nee Carter) worked for Bill McKenzie and Graham Plummer in the Program Department from 1970 to 1974. Lyndell kindly provided this story… Boy where do you start with this wonderful experience of working with TVW7. I started with Channel 7 in 1970 and worked in the Program Department for Bill McKenzie and Graham […]

Lindsay Smith – TVW Audio Operator 1961-1968

Posted by ken On September - 8 - 2009

Lindsay Smith was a audio operator who worked for TVW from January 1961 to January 1968. Lindsay Smith in TVW’s Audio Contol Room for Studio 2 on New Years Eve 1963-1964 Lindsay and wife Lyn on New Years Eve 1963-1964 Lindsay and Lyn at the 1964 TVW Ball In December 1964, Lindsay took a break […]

Michael Goodall recalls a dramatic news story

Posted by ken On August - 30 - 2009

Michael Goodall was a cameraman in the newsroom at TVW from 1971 till 2003, continuing the Goodall family tradition where, father Leith Goodall was a freelance cameraman for Movietone cinema newsreels, and brother Peter a pioneering news cameraman from day one at TVW. Being a news cameraman, takes one to places the ordinary citizen only […]

Jeff Newman’s last week presenting the weather on Seven

Posted by ken On August - 11 - 2009

Jeff Newman looks back on 50 years of weather memories, with flashbacks of TVW’s first weather man Vin Walsh, Trina ‘The Wink’ Brown, Sam Kronja, Judy Thompson and Ann Sanders. Jeff Newman looks back on 50 years of weather memories Four decades on Seven. Jeff Newman takes the weather on the road to say goodbye […]

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 […]


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