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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 […]

The TVW7 50th Anniversary Reunion online registrations now being recorded at www.tvwreunion.com The following comments were posted on the tvwreunion.com web site by people registering for the TVW 50th Anniversary Reunion on Sun 18th October, in the grounds of TVW Channel 7. Bill Mather-Brown Switchboard Operator (1959-1960) I was the first switchboard operator at Seven […]

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 […]

Luise Nelthorpe (nee Borsje) – Secretary

Posted by ken On October - 2 - 2009

From 1971 to 1976, Luise Borsje was the Secretary to TVW’s Chief Executive Officer Max Bostock, part of the production team and also involved in setting up the inaugural Xmas Pageant and Director Gerry Swift’s Assistant on “It’s Academic” with Jeff Newman. Luise kindly emailed this story of a period of high productivity at TVW […]

Peter Conroy (on the right) with Bob Mercer (who was STWs first General Manager) at a Sales Seminar in 1969. (Marie Breckinridge was taking notes of the meeting) – Photo courtesy of June Holmes The lower pic shows the late Milton Francis (Melbourne Representative), the late Harvey Bean (Managing Director Bean-Birrell Advertising) the late Peter […]

Joy Campbell (nee Heweston) – Secretary

Posted by ken On September - 8 - 2009

Joy Campbell (nee Heweston) worked firstly as a Secretary for George Howell in the music department for the Perth Talent Service and from there to Frank Moss, Brian Treasure and Jim Cruthers, working for TVW from 1963 to 1967. In the early days of TVW under Frank Moss, all the secretaries had to be trained […]


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