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Tribute to Gillian Berry (1942-2011)

Posted by ken On May - 20 - 2011

Members of the radio drama and theatre community are united in their sorrow at the passing of one of its finest, Gillian Claire Margaret Berry (nee Lomberg), who passed away on April 4, 2011. She had been ill for a number of years with motor neurone disease and it is one consolation that she is […]

Halcyon days at the ABC Ball in the Basil Kirke Studio This is a personal account of the ever changing work environment that took place at the former Australian Broadcasting Corporation site in Adelaide Terrace, Perth, and the circumstances leading up to the site’s abandonment. Obviously wish to portray a positive impression, whilst attempting an […]

Dennis Cometti – One of a kind…

Posted by ken On December - 12 - 2010

Though Dennis Cometti is best known as a sports commentator, his dry wit has made him a legend, though his oldest fans will remember his start in the media as a top 40 disc jockey at radio station 6KY in 1968, one year after his league debut for West Perth as a 17 year old. […]

Tribute to George Grljusich (1939-2007)

Posted by ken On December - 11 - 2010

George Grljusich (1939-2007) George Grljusich studied Law and graduated from the University of Western Australia, though his passion in life was sport, playing 12 league games in the West Australian Football League for South Fremantle, and an ardent follower and student of most other sporting endeavours. He began his broadcasting career with the ABC in […]

96FM 30th Anniversary Reunion

Posted by ken On August - 18 - 2010

96FM has the distinction of being Perth, Western Australia’s first commercial FM radio station, being launched on 8th August 1980 by Brian Treasure with the financial support of Kerry Stokes and Jack Bendat. Brian Treasure – Jack Bendat – Kerry Stokes 96FM Perth – 30th Anniversay Reunion My Wonderful Journey 96FM was one of Australia’s […]

Vale Stan Gervas

Posted by ken On April - 30 - 2010

Courtesy of veterans Gus Slater, Ian Simson and the West Australian Newspaper, we have been advised of the sad death of radio pioneer Stan Gervas, who many in the industry will remember fondly as a radio announcer and executive, author and proprietor of Wallpaper World. Stan (Albert) Gervas was born 13 December 1919 in the […]

Radio 6PM Reunion – Video and Photos

Posted by ken On April - 26 - 2010

The 6PM reunion was conducted at the Paddington Ale House in Mount Hawthorn on Wednesday April 21, 2010, for people who officially worked for 6PM during the years 1980–1990, the last decade of AM broadcasting before the conversion to the FM band. The following 6PM video was kindly provided by George Chapman, who was the […]

Radio 6PM Reunion

Posted by ken On April - 14 - 2010

Lionel Lewis and Michael Gammon

… Lee Cornell, Geoff Bradley and Michael A’Hern

David Farr – TV Pioneer (Career Notes & Press Reports)

Posted by ken On October - 14 - 2009

In early 1958 came the big break David Farr had been hoping for. Radio 6PM conducted auditions for an announcer, for which he applied and won the position. He was appointed to the evening shift, which in the pre-television era was radio’s prime time slot. Other duties included a couple of hours per day writing […]

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 […]

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