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Friday 16 October 1959 — PERTH

The launch of Perth’s first television station, TVW7.

The station was officially opened by Western Australian Governor, Sir Charles Gairdner. Later in the evening was the debut of local variety show Spotlight, hosted by Rolf Harris.

Source: The West Australian, 16 October 1959

 

  TVW7
6AM TVW7_opening
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7PM  7pm Test Pattern
7.20 History Of TVW
7.30 Opening Ceremony TVW7: Sir Charles Gairdner and TVW general manager James Cruthers
8PM  8pm Leave It To Beaver
8.30 Sea Hunt
9PM  9pm News, Weather
9.15 Father Knows Best
9.45 Spotlight. Rolf Harris
10PM  10.15 Gunsmoke
10.45 News, Weather
11PM  11pm Perry Mason
12AM  12am Epilogue, Close
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