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Life and Work on the Other Side of Your TV Screen

Posted by ken On March - 21 - 2015

Life and Work on the Other Side of Your TV ScreenEngineering TVW7 in the 1960s and 1970s     The Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (AMMPT) not only conduct the Sunday morning Classic Movies at the Cygnet Cinema once a month, but also have regular In Focus Presentations, where historians or veterans of […]

Tribute to Peter Dean (1937 – 2013)

Posted by ken On March - 19 - 2013

Peter Dean     The local broadcasting legend Peter Dean passed away in the early hours of 13th of March 2013 at St John of God Hospital Murdoch, aged almost 76, following a short and courageous battle with Motor Neuron Disease. 7News : Peter Dean dies 7NEWS One of the great stars of West Australian television […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Letters from former TVW staff – Hilary Everard

Posted by ken On July - 7 - 2009

Between 1970 and 1973 Hilary Everard was the Secretray to David Farr Station Manager, 6IX, Acting Secretary to Brian Treasure and Assistant Secretary to Jim Cruthers. Hilary Everard in TVW uniform Hilary said that she has many fond memories of the station and working for TVW and 6IX executives shaped her for future employment. Here […]


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