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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, […]

Not all our stories deal with the fun and fluffy aspects of broadcasting. The history of the industry also involves many life effecting changes… Its not just all about the nostalgia and reminiscing. There’s been considerable social transition brought about by technological enhancements within the different forms of media, as they continue to evolve and […]

Latest Tweets from WA TV History

Posted by ken On November - 30 - 2010

Been busy uploading lots of history related videos and articles to the internet. Please find below a list of links for those who may be interested… WA TV History’s Twitter page can be found at… http://twitter.com/watvhistory WA TV History’s YouTube page can be found at… http://www.youtube.com/watvhistory watvhistory Tribute to Former ABC Site in Perth (1960-2005) […]

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 […]

Peter Harries reminisces

Posted by ken On September - 30 - 2010

Dr Peter Harries describes himself as “an entertainment host, poet, musician and raconteur”. He is a well known Perth celebrity, having spent many years in the TV and entertainment industries, among many others ventures. Peter Harries reminisces about his television origins at STW Channel 9 Though Peter gained formal training in television techniques, it was […]

Chiefs, Indians and allegiances

Posted by ken On September - 28 - 2010

It’s interesting how allegiances can change with time. For example, Jim Cruthers’ licence application beat Rupert Murdoch’s Western Television bid to operate the first television station in WA, which was won by TVW Limited. Yet Cruthers became personal adviser to Rupert Murdoch on retiring as Chairman and Managing Director of TVW Enterprises in 1981. Sir […]

The Seven Logo Hunt

Posted by ken On September - 27 - 2010

Andrew Bayley of TELEVISIONAU (http://www.televisionau.com) posed a question regarding a TV Week article from 1973 showing the Number 96 star Abigail, on a visit to Perth. Andrew was curious as the T-shirt she was wearing was emblazoned with the Circle 7 logo. A logo Andrew was familiar with in the eastern states, but not aware […]

Preservation of our Television Heritage

Posted by ken On September - 27 - 2010

TVW veterans Richard Ashton and Gordon McColl joined Professor Mark Balnaves of Curtin University, on Friday 17th September, 2010, for lunch to discuss TVW’s origins and history. Professor Balnaves and Professor Tom O’Regan (University of Queensland) are writing a biography on Sir James Cruthers, TVW’s inaugural general manager and co-founder with Brian Treasure. In the […]


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