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The demolition of two Perth icons…

Posted by ken On December - 14 - 2010

Demolition of the former ABW Channel 2 Television studios in Perth, Western Australia, is currently underway to make way for two new buildings. ABW Channel 2 Studios in Perth WA Demolished WA TV History Demolition of the former Perth ABC Television building on Terrace Road is currently underway to make way for two new buildings. […]

TVW in 1973 Western Australia’s first television station TVW Channel 7 opened on October 16th, 1959. The second commercial station STW Channel 9 commenced full program broadcasts on June 12th, 1965. There was a long pause before the third commercial station NEW Channel 10 opened on May 20, 1988. STW in 1988 All commercial stations […]

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 […]

Jan Boyd (nee Ladner) Channel Seven Ballet photos

Posted by ken On August - 16 - 2009

The Channel 7 Dancers appeared on: In Perth Tonight Club Seventeen Miss West Coast Final Grand Final Football Shows One of our shows, In Perth Tonight, was done at Rottnest Island, where we were filmed dancing in the sand hills and around various parts of the Island.

… Sharyn Hatch & Brian Smith with Barbara Eden & the Shirley Halliday Dancers in Kings Park JO01.jpg Miss Universe 1979 – Shirley Halliday Dancers presented flowers to the 12 finalists Recently Jan was sitting up late keeping busy sewing sequins on her grand-daughter’s first dancing exam costume.

Bob Hope Down Under – 1978 TV Special

Posted by ken On May - 18 - 2009

    Bob Hope at the Perth Entertainment Centre No doubt Bob Hope’s visit and recording of his TV special in Perth was just another of TVW7 very successful entrepreneurial efforts. Any overseas visiting star could easily make the eastern seaboard for a big entertainment show, but to get over to Perth and Western Australia for […]

Telethon, Christmas Pageant, Bob Hope and Miss Universe

Posted by ken On April - 22 - 2009

  Former Channel Seven CEO Max Bostock provides the following perspective on a number of TVW intiatives… In my production role at TVW, I had an involvement with many of the programs mentioned by others. However a few stand out in my memory. In 1968 a group of senior executives from Channel 7 Perth established […]

Disney on Parade in Australia 1971-1972

Posted by ken On March - 27 - 2009

DISNEY ON PARADE an arena stage show for all ages By Richard Ashton I hired a noisy hovercraft for Mickey Mouse to arrive into a filled to capacity Perry Lakes stadium to celebrate his birthday. The first time a Disney on Parade arena show that had been produced outside America was done by Channel 7 […]


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