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Saving our Cinema and Television Heritage

Posted by ken On August - 20 - 2011

It could be asked what priority does society give to preserving our heritage? For if it wasn’t for the advances in the past, there would be no building blocks for the future. Some one had to be the pioneers, to accept the challenges and forge ahead so that we now can benefit. How sad it […]

ABC TV Perth OB activities

Posted by ken On May - 27 - 2011

Crew.jpg (Left to Right) Gary Carr, Mark Hird, Brett Robins, Cyril Culverhouse and Armin Azad at Dampier 2010 The MediaHub which mark refers to above is the is the digital playout facility co‐owned by the ABC and WIN TV, that is housed in a refurbished sheet metal factory in Ingleburn, a south western suburb of Sydney, NSW. … Playout system is an industry term used to describe the equipment, software and/or processes—typically within some kind of broadcast environment—responsible for “playing” source media and converting or rendering it into a form which may be “put to air”, or presented, for external use.

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 […]

ABC Radio veteran and former STW-9 staffer David Carlisle kindly reminded us that today, Saturday 7th May 2011, marks Six Years since the last ABC Radio News Bulletin was read from the former ABC studios in Adelaide Terrace, Perth. The newsreader was Alan Knight, who just happened to be the newsreader this morning too. Alan […]

UPDATE: Demolition of ABW Channel 2 Studios in Perth WA

Posted by ken On January - 28 - 2011

WA TV History We followed the demolition of the former ABW Channel 2 Television studios in Perth, Western Australia, which are making way for two new apartment buildings. … Only the top section of the tower will survive to be relocated to the Swan Valley Oasis at 10250 West Swan Road in Henley Brook, Western Australia, where it will be used as a launching point for a flying fox.

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. […]

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 […]

ABC Presenters reminisce about the 1960s, 70’s and 80s

Posted by ken On December - 8 - 2010

On Saturday May 7, 1960, ABW Channel 2 in Perth opened and in the fifty years since, television has gone from black and white to widescreen, colour and high definition with surround sound. A lot of changes have taken place since the station first went on-air. The first newsreaders selected for ABW were Jim Fisher, […]

The ABC in Perth managed for many years with substandard accommodation until purpose built facilities were constructed for both radio and for the introduction of public owned television in Western Australia in 1960. The ABC moved to the Supreme Court Gardens in 1937 Rehearsing at Broadcast House in the Supreme Court Gardens Announcer Godfrey Carter […]


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