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Max Bostock Remembers 50 Years of Television

Posted by ken On August - 19 - 2009

TVW veterans Richard Ashton, Gordon McColl and Ken McKay had an enjoyable meeting with former TVW Chief Executive Officer Max Bostock, on Tuesday July 21st, 2009. During this time, Max kindly agreed to a video recording of his reminiscences. Max became a professional musician at the age of 15 in 1942. He played Piano and […]

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 6PR interview with TVW’s former General Manager Greg Byrne can now be found at http://tvwreunion.com under the Media menu option. Greg provides many humorous anecdotes about glitches with live TV ads, before the advent of videotape recording and replay.

An Audience with Max Bostock

Posted by ken On July - 21 - 2009

TVW veterans Richard Ashton, Gordon McColl and Ken McKay had an enjoyable meeting with former TVW Chief Executive Officer Max Bostock, on Tuesday July 21st, 2009. Max reminisces with Richard and Gordon whilst Ken records the event Richard and Gordon listen intently to every word All have the highest regard for Max, who joined TVW […]

Marion Leyer (nee Greiling)

Posted by ken On May - 19 - 2009

Breaking the glass ceiling… Promotion based solely on merit – working her way up from valued secretary and production assistant to Production Manager of two Perth television stations. Marion Greiling arrived in Perth in 1954, aged 12. Five years before the introduction of television to Western Australia. Marion at the original Vision Switching Console in […]

Alf Binks

Posted by ken On April - 20 - 2009

  ALF BINKS  (TVW 1959-1983) 1959  Alf joined TVW Limited as an assistant to the Company Secretary.  He was an advanced accountancy student in those days before calculators and computers and come from a background in accounting and commerce. His first task was to set up a new accounting system for the television station.  He was […]

Max Bostock MBE

Posted by ken On April - 20 - 2009

  Max Bostock – (TVW 1960-1981) Max became a professional musician at the age of 15 in 1942. He played Piano and Vibes in many nightclubs, and in the late 1940’s created the big stage band that became well known on radio and stage shows in the major ballrooms in Melbourne and Sydney.  In the […]

Frank Moss

Posted by ken On April - 19 - 2009

TVW Foundation Company Secretary Frank Moss – (TVW 1959-1978) After five and a half years in the R.A.A.F. as a signals officer, Frank Moss did a Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme course in accountancy and cost accountancy. Then followed eight years as factory manager and company director of David Gray and Co. ▪ 1939 Royal Australian […]

Greg Byrne

Posted by ken On April - 11 - 2009

Gregory Byrne was part of TVW’s successful management team, being with the company for 32 years Greg commenced just after the station opened and was there from May 1960 until July 1992. For most of the time he was Sales Manager, and then in the top role of Managing Director from 1988 to 1992, before […]

Bill McKenzie

Posted by ken On April - 11 - 2009

Bill McKenzie filled many key executive rolls at TVW and later become the first Managing Director of NEW-10 in Perth. ▪1956-1959 Employed by ANZ Bank Perth. ▪1959-1963 Joined TVW June 1959 and worked in Traffic, Programs & Publicity. ▪1963 Sydney Sales Manager TVW7 ▪1964-1968 Film Manager TVW7 ▪1968-1974 Assistant Station Manager TVW7 ▪1974-1977 General Manager […]


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