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Excerpt from oral history interview with Val Byth by Brendan Horgan in 2000.
Val Byth began working at GTV9 Melbourne as secretary to Managing Director Colin Bednall, while the station was still in its testing phase.
It was a multifaceted job that included selecting the first booth announcers, assisting with test pattern transmissions and fielding enquiries from the public about how to operate television sets.
In this clip, Byth talks about how she was even tasked with recording the results for the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, which GTV9 filmed as part of its test transmission.
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