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Danni Harford – Dancer and Choreographer

Posted by ken On September - 12 - 2009

Danni Harford was a dancer and choreographer with TVW between 1964 and 1968, then appeared in many specials and lavish stage productions. Danni Harford Danni danced regularly with Kevan Johnston, during his time as TVW choreographer, then took on that role herself. Later returning to appear in a number of the key productions where Brian […]

Jan Urquhart (nee Cooper) Channel 7 Dancer

Posted by ken On August - 26 - 2009

By Jan Boyd (nee Ladner) Jan Urquhart (nee Cooper) When Jan Urquhart (nee Cooper) joined the Channel 7 Dancers, she appeared on Club Seventeen, Miss West Coast final and The Tenderloin, which was the last show at the Capital Theatre, a show that the whole Club Seventeen cast were in, it was fantastic. Together with […]

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 […]

Television veteran Johnny Young will entertain television pioneers at TVW Channel 7’s 50th Anniversary Reunion on Sunday October 18th, 2009. John who was one of the station’s first teenage stars, now hosts Radio 6IX’s Big Breakfast. He will reform and perform with his original Johnny Young and the Strangers band, consisting of John Young, John […]

Jeff Newman to Retire

Posted by ken On July - 3 - 2009

He then launched into prominence on Seven presenting the the popular school quiz program, “It’s Academic”, which ran for ten years from 1969 to 1979, and then revived in 2001 for another four years, once again with Jeff as Executive Producer and compere, until the show was taken east, where it is now presented by Simon Reeve. He also hosted and produced Perth’s New Faces, a series of Letterbox, Reach for the Stars and many national beauty pageant shows, and over the past four decades has been the face of TVW’s annual 24-hour fundraising event, earning him the title of “Mr.

TVW youthful faces of the 1960’s

Posted by ken On July - 1 - 2009

Under the leadership of Jim Cruthers and entrepreneurial skills of Brian Treasure, TVW became not only a highly successful company but also exceeded in fostering local community activities and endeavors. Not only did the company keep a high profile, but so to did the station personalities, who were treated as stars as they ventured out […]

Elizabeth Black (nee Cater)

Posted by ken On May - 24 - 2009

  Elizabeth Cater and Gary Carvolth co-hosting Club 7 Teen in 1962 Elizabeth Cater and Carolyn Noble have been friends since childhood. Talk about 6 degrees of separation. The early women presenters at Channel Seven, Barbara Robinson, Kath Lavan, Pam Leuba, Carolyn and Elizabeth all had a connection. They either knew each other at school, […]

Trina Brown

Posted by ken On May - 11 - 2009

Avid Channel Seven viewers throughout the 1960s will remember the popular, pretty and vivacious children’s compere and weather girl Trina Brown. The young lady who presented her audience with a saucy wink every night after she summed up the meteorological conditions and outlook. They even named a pacer after her called, Trina’s Wink, which raced […]

Carolyn Noble

Posted by ken On April - 28 - 2009

  From 1960 till 1974, Carolyn Tannock (nee Noble) graced our television screens in Western Australia, except for interruptions for her wedding, honeymoon, childbirth and  valued time dedicated to her own brood. For much of Carolyn’s career at TVW was devoted to entertaining children, starting in April 1960, at the youthful age of 17 and a […]

Lloyd Lawson Tribute

Posted by ken On April - 4 - 2009

Lloyd Lawson Lloyd Lawson was born in Kalgoorlie on 18th of October 1922, and died in Perth on 19th of November 2004. Lloyd was the oldest of three children of Doris and George Lawson, who had a drapery shop in Corrigin (years later an STW workmate, Publicity & Programs Manager June Holmes, pointed out that […]


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