7 May 2010 archive

ABW2 Perth turns 50

ABC’s Perth TV station, ABW2, turns 50 years old today, 7 May. ABW2, the national broadcaster’s fifth TV station, conducted its first test transmissions from 19 April 1960 and had its opening night on Saturday 7 May 1960.  The opening night’s proceedings included fifteen minutes of speeches from dignitaries, including ABC Chairman Sir Richard Boyer, …

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