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The 6IX Story by John Cranfield – Part 1

Posted by ken On October - 13 - 2009

6IX had a remarkably similar beginning to that of TVW Channel 7. 6IX Studios shown at top right of photo Both were conceived and developed by West Australian Newspapers. 6IX started as a company called WA Broadcasters. It was 50% owned by the Newspaper company. The other 50% belonged to the well known Perth music […]

TVW EARLY HISTORY – Jan Rogers (nee Farr)

Posted by ken On October - 12 - 2009

Jan Farr was the Secretary to the Programme Manager and a Script Assistant with TVW Channel Seven between 1959 and 1964. Jan is also the sister of TVW on-air personality, Sales representative and Radio 6IX Manager David Farr. TVW EARLY HISTORY – Jan Rogers (nee Farr) I worked for TVW in the very early years […]

Sue Scrutton (nee Ammon) – Secretary

Posted by ken On October - 11 - 2009

Sue Ammon was the secretary to John Quicke in Engineering from 1963 to 1967. Lizzie Kirkham (nee Sorley), Frank Moss, Sue Scrutton (nee Ammon) and Joy Campbell (nee Heweston) (Photo courtesy of Joy Campbell) Jim Cruthers was terrifyingly intelligent and a stickler for “no rubbing out” on those foolscap six strike (duplicates) pages, which I […]

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 […]

By a strange twist of circumstance I found myself on the Reunion Committee, together with my mother, Jocelyn and a group of people who actually worked at TVW in the early days (I was 15 years old when Brian was forced to resign in a board-room coup; I never worked at the station). 2009 – […]

Bob Page – Traffic, SAS10, Telethon and 6IX (1969-1985)

Posted by ken On October - 6 - 2009

Early version of the Master Log courtesy of Peter Croft In the late 1960’s, TVW embraced early data processing techniques, where the program and advertising information was entered onto IBM punch cards, and then manually sorted into a deck of cards representing every on-air event taking place in a given day.

…Many of you would remember that we had a “Gold Sheet” that was typed up at the last minute with all of the late copy or changes to the Program log.

Linda McHutchison (nee Brownrigg) – Secretary

Posted by ken On October - 6 - 2009

TVW 1973: Jeannette Ashley, Louise Borsje then Bob Page and further over next to Bill Meacham at the far right is Linda Brownrigg Linda continues the story, “The theme of the party was Hawaiian and each girl (hostess) was required to approach the male guests and ask them if they would like a ley (as in one you put around your neck).

…We found however, that while our clients loved the concerts, the work involved in putting them together was not only time consuming but it took our focus away from our tour business, so we negotiated with Frank Moss and the 7EX Committee for TVW to take over the running of the concerts and for them to become the Telethon Concerts for Seniors.

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 […]

Jan Maravillas (nee Galliott) – 6IX

Posted by ken On October - 3 - 2009

Jan Galliott started with radio station 6IX in 1970, when it was still located in Mounts Bay Road. Jan Galliott, David Dallimore, Maureen Burgwyn, Ian Haselby and Kerry Peterson Photo taken in the TVW Traffic Department in the early 70’s Following the constructions of the new radio studios at Tuart Hill, Jan moved out to […]

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 […]


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