WA on show in a new TV program


A unique friendship between four WA girls adopted from Chinese orphanages is just one of the stories featuring in a new program by ECU Broadcasting students on Channel 7.

Made in WA celebrates all things Western Australian, with themes including laughter yoga, the threat to the quokka, our love of hot chilli, and WA’s newest high-octane sport – burn outs.

Broadcasting student Emily McCarthy said she was thrilled when her story about the special bond between Chinese friends was chosen for the program.

“The four WA families met in China ten years ago when they were at the beginning of their adoption proceedings and they have remained close for all the years since,” she said.

“Their friendship provides a cultural connection for the girls and a unique support system they all cherish.”

Undergraduate Broadcasting Course Coordinator David Smith said Made in WA is another example of how ECU’s industry partnerships give students the vital practical experience needed to get the edge.

“The students have filmed, edited, scripted and reported on all the stories,” he said.

“After rigorous technical appraisal by Channel 7, eight stories of a very high standard were selected for the show.”

Made in WA follows the success of the Channel 7 programs Project WA and Rough Cut, also made by ECU Broadcasting students.  Made in WA is hosted by Blake Johnson and Cassie Silver, both ECU Broadcasting graduates, and screens on Channel 7 on Sunday, 5 June at 4.30pm.