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Being paid to have fun by Tom Creamer TVW 1965 – 1996

Posted by ken On November - 8 - 2009

Thirty One of the Past Fifty Years 1965 – 1996 ( Being paid to have fun ) By Tom Creamer I joined TVW7 in December 1965. I’d recently migrated from England and was looking for work. I phoned the station on the off chance they might have a vacancy and was lucky enough to be […]

Please be watching TVW Channel 7 tonight at 8:30pm (Friday October 16th, 2009) for Seven’s 50th anniversary special titled “7 Perth The First 50 Years”. This fast moving, informative and entertaining special will bring back many fond memories of TVW in the early years. It will also be an education for the younger viewers who […]

Patti Rock (nee Nicholas) worked in both the Accounts and Production Departments at TVW Channel Seven between 1965 and 1969. Patti kindly provided the following information and photos… I arrived at Seven in 1965 working in the ‘front’ office as a ledger machinist. Alf Binks was my immediate boss. I ventured onto the newly acquired […]

Maureen Iustini (nee Burgwyn) – Secretary

Posted by ken On October - 2 - 2009

Maureen Burgwyn joined 6IX shortly after TVW took over the radio station. The studios were then located next to WA Newspapers in Mounts Bay Road (in a now demolished building across the road from the present bus station). When the seventeen year old Maureen applied, she was shortlisted by 6IX and appointed by TVW Company […]

Endurance walk to Geraldton

Posted by ken On April - 22 - 2009

Veteran TVW staffers will be aware of former News Editor and General Manager Darcy Farrell’s propensity for exercise. Richard Ashton recalls that on returning to the studios following newsworthy events, Darcy would leap out of the news vehicle at Dog Swamp and run all the way up the Flinders Street hill, and down Cobham Avenue […]

Now and Then

Posted by ken On March - 29 - 2009

Personalities from the past created a television heritage well worth documenting for references by present day students and researchers of the future.

Spotlight – First Variety Show

Posted by ken On March - 28 - 2009

Perth television’s first variety show was Spotlight, which was broadcast on the opening night of Channel Seven, Friday 16th October, 1959. It was a half hour live show written and produced by Coralie Condon, directed by Beverly Gledhill and compered by Phillip Edgley.

News Photo Collection

Posted by ken On March - 23 - 2009

A selection of News Department photos showing different newsreader over the decades, and many of the people responsible for bringing the daily news happenings into your home. People who often braved the elements to get a story, or in some cases became part of the story. Examples being the air crash which took the life […]


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