Su­bi­aco proves per­fect for 10

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - By JU­LIAN WRIGHT

NET­WORK 10 Perth has been wel­comed “with open arms” by res­i­dents and busi­nesses af­ter mov­ing to Su­bi­aco, ac­cord­ing to pre­sen­ter Narelda Ja­cobs.

The sta­tion was the last of three to move from Me­dia Hill in Dianella, choos­ing pur­pose-built premises in the western sub­urbs to broad­cast lo­cal news.

Ja­cobs, who has been with the sta­tion for 16 years, said staff were hav­ing fun dis­cov­er­ing lo­cal eater­ies.

“We are suss­ing out the best cof­fee and lunch places; lo­cal busi­nesses have em­braced us and wel­comed us with open arms,” she said.

She said she would never for­get her time based in Dianella.

“We will al­ways have fond mem­o­ries of Dianella and the peo­ple we worked with over the years, some who are not with us any­more,” she said.

“I spent eight years on the road and eight years at the desk and the pre­sent­ing job has opened so many doors and led to amaz­ing jobs and char­ity work.”

Perth, Ade­laide and Op­er­a­tions gen­eral man­ager Frank Filosi said there were many ben­e­fits to mov­ing to Hay Street.

“We were keen to move closer to the CBD in a vi­brant area that had great ex­po­sure for our brand, ex­cel­lent fa­cil­i­ties for staff, ac­cess to pub­lic trans­port, park­ing and gen­eral ameni­ties,” he said. “Be­ing closer to the CBD will as­sist with some of the time pres­sures as­so­ci­ated with news gath­er­ing and the pro­duc­tion of the daily bul­letin.”

Mr Filosi said mov­ing to a smaller stu­dio with a new fit-out meant not all equip­ment was brought along.

“The new sta­tion has a com­pletely new fit-out, in­clud­ing of­fice ac­com­mo­da­tion, news set, stu­dio, cam­eras, light­ing and all the tech­ni­cal equip­ment,” he said.

“Tele­vi­sion sta­tions do not have the luxury of clos­ing down when re­lo­cat­ing, so we built a new tele­vi­sion sta­tion and en­sured it was up and run­ning per­fectly be­fore we moved.”

Pic­ture: Freestyle Pho­tog­ra­phy

Tim Gos­sage, Narelda Ja­cobs and Michael Schultz in the new stu­dio.

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