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Archiving of  Local News Film from Channel 9’s Library

Posted by ken On September - 29 - 2015

  Archiving of Local News Film from Channel 9’s Library     Over the past year and more Terry Spence, former News Director, together with former Chief Film/Tape Editor Geoff Wallace and freelance News Cameraman Daryl Binning, have been on a rescue mission. The team has been evaluating what should be preserved from STW Channel 9’s […]

Channel Nine Perth is Moving to a New Home

Posted by ken On June - 20 - 2015

Channel Nine Perth is Moving to a New Home     Channel Nine Perth is moving from Dianella into a new home at 253 St Georges Terrace in late 2016. Aerial View     It will have a state of the art fully digitised studio and an outdoor video wall. Ground View This will cover approximately 2,500 […]

Nine Perth’s 50th Birthday

Posted by ken On June - 15 - 2015

Nine Perth’s 50th Birthday    Its Nine Perth’s turn to celebrate their 50th anniversary when the station broadcasts a special titled “50 Years – The Channel Nine Story” at 8.30 pm on Wednesday 17th June 2015. STW 9 50th Anniversary Special – 8.30 pm Wednesday 17th June 2015 WA TV History John Cranfield had Nine’s […]

November 20th, 2013 Gathering of TV and Cinema Folk

Posted by ken On February - 1 - 2014

    We wish everyone the very best for the festive season and take this opportunity to reflect on a number of events that made 2013 memorable. There were happy occasions when veterans of the Western Australian broadcasting, radio and cinema fraternity could mingle. One such venue has been provided by the Australian Museum of Motion […]

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 […]

Elephant Productions STW9 1978-1984

Posted by ken On March - 5 - 2013

    In the 1970s, brothers Keith and Chris Woodland joined STW9. They created the elephant character Flapper, the cat Brindley and Doctor Featherweather. Flappers Super Heroes 1980 Clash of The Creatures 1983 Jenny Dunstan, Chris Woodland and Flapper in STW9 Goodnight segments 1985     They were involved in making family and childrens programs for STW […]

Michael Goodall of the Goodall Film Industry Dynasty

Posted by ken On June - 11 - 2012

Michael Goodall of the Goodall Film Industry Dynasty Michael Goodall Michael Goodall was a cameraman in the newsroom at TVW from 1971 to 2003, continuing the Goodall family tradition, where father Leith Goodall (1903-1978) was a founding member of the Western Australian branch of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS). Leith was posthumously inducted into the […]

Vic Kitney Tribute

Posted by ken On December - 1 - 2011

Vic Kitney Tribute June Holmes sadly reported the passing of Vic Kitney, who for those working at STW9 in the 1960s, will remember as the station’s first Chief Engineer, from before the station was built and opened in 1965 until 1968. Cedric Woods with Vic Kitney at the TVW 50th anniversary in October 2009 Vic […]

The end of Local TV… or is it?

Posted by ken On November - 24 - 2011

The end of Local TV… or is it? At a recent gathering of folk involved in the media, former TVW Managing Director Kevin Campbell detailed the desirable affects of an intensely-local television format, which proved most successful in Canada. Former TVW Managing Director Kevin Campbell This is the Citytv concept. Kevin also outlined his funding […]

Notion of a 7-2-9-10 Club

Posted by ken On October - 29 - 2011

Notion of a 7-2-9-10 Club Terry Spence, Earl Reeve, Peter Goodall, Peter Harries and Brian Williams plan for the 729 Television Reunion at the Italian Club in 2006 The 729 Club was once patronised by members of the Sydney radio, television and advertising industry. It was located in the Sydney suburb of St Leonards during […]


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