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The origins of this web site

Posted by ken On September - 5 - 2009

Following a number of complaints about this web site not covering all Western Australian television stations at this time, we consider a few words of explanation are in order. It seems the site’s activities have also caused confusions regarding its relationship with the Australian Museum of Motion Picture Technology (AMMPT), which is conducting a “50 […]

Gwen Storey (nee Andrews) – Secretary

Posted by ken On September - 3 - 2009

When we were given our new ‘golf ball’ typewriters we were ecstatic, although we still needed to type six copies at a time (with carbon paper between the pages when doing reports) and not being able to make mistakes certainly honed our skills to be accurate with our typing. … We were often called on to do other jobs as well and had many fun times helping out the producers on outside broadcasts, hosting at the special events (like the Sandover Medal) held in the studios, the Sales Christmas party in the Studio Grounds every year, Miss West Coast, ushering at big events and answering the phones and working at Telethon, etc.

Jill Norton (nee Korbosky) – Secretary

Posted by ken On September - 3 - 2009

MEMORIES OF DAYS AT CHANNEL 7 Jill Korbosky 1959 – as a child. I attended Children’s Channel 7 starring Rolf Harris; his wobble board and his magical sketches which appeared suddenly from a multiple of squiggles and Oliver the Octopus. 1968 – 9 years later. I was hooked from the moment I stepped inside the […]

Peter Croft reports on the end of the videotape era.

Posted by ken On September - 3 - 2009

Peter documents the demise of the Ampex ACR25s and how high maintenance and new technology made them obsolete. Peter Croft with an Ampex ACR25 We debated long and hard what to do as it broke our hearts to scrap these great machines, but they were so big and heavy (they weighed literally one tonne) that […]

The TVW Secretaries – Introduction

Posted by ken On September - 2 - 2009

Marion Leyer (nee Greiling) who rose from Production Assistant in 1960 to Producer/Director in 1963, Miss Universe Pageant Co-ordinator in 1979, when she was appointed Production Manager, continuing in that position until resigning from Channel 7 in 1985.

…Hilary Everard Secretray to David Farr Station Manager, 6IX, Acting Secretary to Brian Treasure and Assistant Secretary to Jim Cruthers, working for TVW and 6IX Administration TVW Channel 7 and Radio 6IX from 1970 to 1973.

Michael Goodall recalls a dramatic news story

Posted by ken On August - 30 - 2009

Michael Goodall was a cameraman in the newsroom at TVW from 1971 till 2003, continuing the Goodall family tradition where, father Leith Goodall was a freelance cameraman for Movietone cinema newsreels, and brother Peter a pioneering news cameraman from day one at TVW. Being a news cameraman, takes one to places the ordinary citizen only […]

Gai MacLennan (nee Spillman) Channel 7 Dancer

Posted by ken On August - 29 - 2009

There are many instances where Channel Seven personalities and performers share a common thread. Many of the early TVW female presenters were either friends, went to the same school, lived in the same district or their parents were friends. The same situation existed with singers and dancers, from Dulcie Spillman or Shirley Halliday school of […]

Jan Urquhart (nee Cooper) Channel 7 Dancer

Posted by ken On August - 26 - 2009

By Jan Boyd (nee Ladner) Jan Urquhart (nee Cooper) When Jan Urquhart (nee Cooper) joined the Channel 7 Dancers, she appeared on Club Seventeen, Miss West Coast final and The Tenderloin, which was the last show at the Capital Theatre, a show that the whole Club Seventeen cast were in, it was fantastic. Together with […]

Jo-Ann Ledger’s Photographic Flashbacks

Posted by ken On August - 23 - 2009

Jo-Ann Ledger has kindly provided a wide range of photos showing TVW staff in a social environment. In a way they reflect the end of Seven’s golden era, after the company had diversified into many activities from broadcasting to co-productions, movie making, Radio stations, Lion Parks, Cinemas and even butcher shops… to be then taken […]

Kay Linton-Mann (nee Sunners) remembers…

Posted by ken On August - 23 - 2009

Children’s shows, Miss West Coast, Miss Australasian Beach Girl, The Christmas Pageant, Stars of the Future – (Annette Purvis was one of the stars and I have a 45rpm record which was recorded by 7 Records P/L – in original record sleeve). … Such fun to be at the beaches during summer hurtling along in a mini moke with Jeff Newman and Don Rowe and (sometimes) photographer Larry Toogood to select girls from the beach to take part in the Miss West Coast contests – Karen Pini was one of them. 02.jpg Miss Australasian Beach Girl – Karen Pini with Greg Byrne and two others TVW was a great training ground too.


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