The Frankster Archives

Saving audiovisual history one tape at a time

G’day and welcome back to the archive for 2022! We’re off and running for another year of archival goodness!

Kicking off the year, we pick up where we left off from the David Rogerson collection, and starting off with a tape called “McGowan Filth”. I’m sure you’ll find it interesting.

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**All audio related to this project was dubbed and restored by Frankster at Digi Spells Media, Sydney, June 20th to August 6th 2021. To enable the use of the airchecks intact and not in scoped form, they are presented here for promotional and entertainment purposes only. My thanks to all networks involved, and to David who supplied all the tapes for us to work on and restore.


McGowan Filth (Keith McGowan and a caller)
Dur: 2’52”, Mono, 1.3 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


2AY with Dave Rogerson
Dur: 61’35”, Mono, 28.8 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


Mix 106.5 Sizzle Tape
Dur: 4’51”, Stereo, 3.4 MB
Audio credit: ARN


2CA Good Time Oldies
Dur: 59’59”, Mono, 28.1 MB
Audio credit: Capital Radio Network


2UW Drive with Holger Brockmann – January 4th 1985 (AM Stereo)
Dur: 45’11”, Stereo, 31.7 MB
Audio credit: ARN


2DAY-FM Drive – January 4th 1985
Dur: 45’13”, Stereo, 31.7 MB
Audio credit: SCA

Well, it’s amazing how quickly time manages to escape our grasp isn’t it?! We’ve come to the end of another year. The Frankster Archives wishes you all a safe and wonderful Christmas, and an absolutely kick-bum 2022! We are now closed for the Christmas/New Year break, but we will return with our first update for 2022 on Friday January 14th at 12.01am AEDST. Thankyou all so much for your support and look for us on January 14th as we get into gear for another year of audio archival goodness!

COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER

**All audio related to this project was dubbed and restored by Frankster at Digi Spells Media, Sydney, June 20th to August 6th 2021. To enable the use of the airchecks intact and not in scoped form, they are presented here for promotional and entertainment purposes only. My thanks to all networks involved, and to David who supplied all the tapes for us to work on and restore.


3MP Afternoons with Dave Barnett – November 7th 1979
Dur: 44’45”, Mono, 20.9 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio

**My thanks to SydneyCityTV once again for updating the broadcast date of this one. Of course it was 2000! I misinterpreted the tape’s label thinking it was 1998. Cheers buddy!


2WS with Dave Rogerson – November 4th 2000
Dur: 79’40”, Stereo, 56.1 MB
Audio credit: ARN

**SydneyCityTV has come through again filling in the broadcast date for this one. January 14th 1985. Thanks again bud!


2AY with Dave Rogerson – January 14th 1985
Dur: 87’25”, Mono, 40.9 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


2UE with Bob Rogers – October 18th 1982
Dur: 62’09”, Mono, 29.4 MB
Audio credit: Nine Radio


BR interviews BR (Bruce Rogerson interviews Bob Rogers)
Dur: 23’45”, Mono, 11.1 MB
Audio credit: Bruce Rogerson/Dave Rogerson/Bob Rogers

**Bruce Rogerson is Dave Rogerson’s father

…and for the last tape for the year, I thought we’d make it a blooper reel!


Radio Bloopers Tape and Actuality
Dur: 7’51”, Stereo, 5.5 MB
Audio credit: Various Networks

Airchecks Update 17/12/2021

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**All audio related to this project was dubbed and restored by Frankster at Digi Spells Media, Sydney, June 20th to August 6th 2021. To enable the use of the airchecks intact and not in scoped form, they are presented here for promotional and entertainment purposes only. My thanks to all networks involved, and to David who supplied all the tapes for us to work on and restore.

This update also brings some great news! We were in danger of closing permanently in just a few weeks time, in fact we had a deadline of January 20th and if we hadn’t received financial stability before then, we would have to close. I’m pleased to say we now have the required funds to keep on going through the absolute generosity of friends and associates, and this site will be continuing into 2022 and beyond. Thankyou so very much for your tremendous support everyone, I was getting down about the reality of not being able to continue with something I very much enjoy doing, and of which has been a part of my life for the last 32 years. Now, I can continue to bring you all the good stuff!

This update also marks our penultimate for the year! As Christmas Eve is next friday December 24th, we will have next week’s audio up for you on Wednesday December 22nd. We will then pause for the Christmas/New Year break, and return with our first update for 2022 on Friday January 14th.


2AY with Dave Rogerson – February 6th 1983
Dur: 30’25”, Mono, 14.6 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


2UW: The Beach Boys guest hosts
Dur: 62’43”, Mono, 29.4 MB
Audio credit: ARN


6KY with Steve Curtis
Dur: 29’55”, Stereo, 28.0 MB
Audio credit: SCA


6KY with Tom Needle
Dur: 30’01”, Stereo, 28.1 MB
Audio credit: SCA


2AY with Jon Anderson – America’s Cup Breakfast, September 27th/28th 1983
Dur: 1 hr 30 min, Mono, 42.4 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


3MP Mornings with Keith McGowan – November 7th 1979
Dur: 44’39”, Mono, 20.9 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio

Airchecks Update 10/12/2021

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**All audio related to this project was dubbed and restored by Frankster at Digi Spells Media, Sydney, June 20th to August 6th 2021. To enable the use of the airchecks intact and not in scoped form, they are presented here for promotional and entertainment purposes only. My thanks to all networks involved, and to David who supplied all the tapes for us to work on and restore.


2SM Afternoons with Ian Grace (AM Stereo)
Dur: 30’34”, Stereo, 21.5 MB
Audio credit: SRN/BOG


2UW Rick Melbourne – October 18th 1982
Dur: 31’27”, Mono, 14.7 MB
Audio credit: ARN


2UE Breakfast with Gary O’Callaghan – October 18th 1982
Dur: 31’30”, Mono, 14.7 MB
Audio credit: Nine Radio


2DAY-FM – 1983
Dur: 44’40”, Stereo, 31.4 MB
Audio credit: SCA


2AY Middawns with Dave Rogerson – 1983
Dur: 46’36”, Mono, 21.8 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


2AY with Dave Rogerson – May 27th 1983
Dur: 29’32”, Mono, 13.8 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio

Deadline January 20th 2022

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Hi everyone,

It breaks my heart to have to do this as it’s something I’m quite passionate about, but some financial instability has hit me, and it’s gotten to the point that I now have to try and keep a roof over my head.

As a result of this, every available dollar I have is now going in for me to be able to do that, and that means I have to leave a couple of things behind – one of those is this website.

This site has been a fulfilled dream to me, saving historical Australian radio material wherever possible. However, I also wanted this site to be a point of difference between me and other people and organisations doing the same thing. One or two of these seems to take an interest in saving material, but then once transferred, the new dubs also remain offline. With me it was always transfer material, then present online, and in all cases for free. I seem to have fulfilled that dream with the assistance of a few people who would supply all the wonderful material for me to work on in various formats.

Unfortunately now, I am facing the biggest financial constraint I’ve ever had to face in my existence on this planet – and it’s because of this constraint that I am unable to continue. My webhosting for example runs out on January 20th 2022, and I know I’m not gonna be able to pay for that either.

The site needs about $1K to $2K to keep going and to buy some much needed equipment upgrades in order to be able to transfer audio in the first place, but I have very little chance in raising that right now. I have spoken to a couple of financial institutions and they are in no way interested in helping me with even a small line of credit. I also can’t keep on asking friends for assistance. So there is no alternative left but to close. Even $500 would be a wonderful start at the moment, but where the hell am I gonna get that? It’s impossible.

If by some miracle I do get the funds required by January 20th I will be able to continue and get those much needed upgrades, and to keep on ensuring that you will all still be able to cruise on in and enjoy all this wonderful material week after week. At the moment it’s looking increasingly unlikely I will be able to obtain the funds I need to keep going.

As I say, the webhosting will continue until January 20th as the webhosting is paid up until then, which means friday updates will continue until then, but from that point on, this site, and my dubbing and transferring face a permanent shutdown. It’s heartbreaking as I very much enjoy this work and would dearly love to continue – but the current financial situation dictates I’m unable to continue.

Thankyou all for your support and the many who came through with tapes for me to work on and present online.

Airchecks Update 03/12/2021

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**All audio related to this project was dubbed and restored by Frankster at Digi Spells Media, Sydney, June 20th to August 6th 2021. To enable the use of the airchecks intact and not in scoped form, they are presented here for promotional and entertainment purposes only. My thanks to all networks involved, and to David who supplied all the tapes for us to work on and restore.

**Edit 3/12/2021: Thanks once again to SydneyCityTV who not only came through with the broadcast date of the 2SM aircheck below, but who also advised that we had a wrong link pointing to the John Tingle/Dave Rogerson audio below. It’s now fixed. Cheers bud!


2AY Middawns with Dave Rogerson – January 26th 1984
Dur: 61’16”, Mono, 28.7 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


2UW Breakfast with Wayne Roberts – June 21st 1977
Dur: 62’22”, Mono, 29.2 MB
Audio credit: ARN


2GB – John Tingle interviews Dave Rogerson re changes to radio audience measurement
Dur: 8’51”, Mono, 4.1 MB
Audio credit: Nine Radio


2OO Evenings with Dave Rogerson – January 7th 1979
Dur: 31’46”, Mono, 14.8 MB
Audio credit: WIN Corp

**This recording is not all that clean. A lot of level shifts and static appears throughout.


2UW Nights with Andy Reid – Early 1979
Dur: 60’02”, Mono, 28.1 MB
Audio credit: ARN


2SM Afternoons with Frank Fursey (AM Stereo) – June 1st 1984
Dur: 30’31”, Stereo, 21.4 MB
Audio credit: SRN/BOG

Airchecks Update 26/11/2021

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**All audio related to this project was dubbed and restored by Frankster at Digi Spells Media, Sydney, June 20th to August 6th 2021. To enable the use of the airchecks intact and not in scoped form, they are presented here for promotional and entertainment purposes only. My thanks to all networks involved, and to David who supplied all the tapes for us to work on and restore.


6KY Evenings with Jim Beam – July 4th 1985
Dur: 1 hr 33 min, Stereo, 65.4 MB
Audio credit: SCA


2UW Malcolm T Elliott
Dur: 27’53”, Mono, 13.2 MB
Audio credit: ARN


2UE John Laws (special guest Bill Hayden) – October 13th 1980
Dur: 60’19”, Mono, 28.2 MB
Audio credit: Nine Radio


2AY Mornings with Jim Anderson – June 19th 1982
Dur: 30’10”, Mono, 14.1 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


2AY Classic Country – June 18th 1982
Dur: 30’10”, Mono, 14.1 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


2AY with Dave Rogerson
Dur: 61’17”, Mono, 28.7 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio

Airchecks Update 19/11/2021

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To start things off this week a bit of an update in terms of broadcast dates from previous updates with much thanks and

appreciation to:

Wayne Mac informs us the Dave D Whitcomb aircheck in last week’s update is 1984, with the 6KY Ron O’Neill and Eion Cameron airchecks are from 1985. Thanks heaps Wayne!

SydneyCityTV informs us that same Dave D aircheck is February 21st 1986 – so we’ll keep both dates filed. Sydney also informs us the 2WS aircheck featured in the October 1 update is also from February 21st 1986 but a little earlier in the afternoon. He also tells us that the Triple M and 2CH AM Stereo airchecks featured earlier this month is from June 24th 1984 for the Triple M cut, and June 23rd 1984 for the 2CH cut. Thanks maaaaaaate!

Trent Geddes says the 2AY tape featured in the November 5 update has also Frank Davidson in the first part, who had quite a long stint at 2AY before he moved to Warrnambool.

Also from this week onwards, we’ve increased the airchecks from 5 to 6 simply due to the amount of material we’d like to get through before Christmas lands. Enjoy!

COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER

**All audio related to this project was dubbed and restored by Frankster at Digi Spells Media, Sydney, June 20th to August 6th 2021. To enable the use of the airchecks intact and not in scoped form, they are presented here for promotional and entertainment purposes only. My thanks to all networks involved, and to David who supplied all the tapes for us to work on and restore.


5KA Breakfast with John Vincent – May 9th 1977 (2UW tape 6050)
Dur: 31’09”, Mono, 14.6 MB
Audio credit: SCA


2AY Drive with Steve Mummery – November 26th 1984
Dur: 29’50”, Mono, 13.9 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


2AY Mornings with Frank Davidson – November 27th 1984
Dur: 29’56”, Mono, 14.3 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


2UW Mornings with Pete Rudder
Dur: 44’19”, Mono, 20.7 MB
Audio credit: ARN


2GB with John Laws
Dur: 44’28”, Mono, 20.8 MB
Audio credit: Macquarie Radio Network


6KY Drive with Tom Needle
Dur: 61’45”, Stereo, 43.4 MB
Audio credit: SCA

Airchecks Update 12/11/2021

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**All audio related to this project was dubbed and restored by Frankster at Digi Spells Media, Sydney, June 20th to August 6th 2021. To enable the use of the airchecks intact and not in scoped form, they are presented here for promotional and entertainment purposes only. My thanks to all networks involved, and to David who supplied all the tapes for us to work on and restore.


2WS with Dave D Whitcomb
Dur: 59’20”, Stereo, 41.7 MB
Audio credit: ARN


6KY Afternoons with Ron O’Neil
Dur: 62’04”, Stereo, 43.6 MB
Audio credit: SCA


2OO with Dave Carlson – March 30th 1980
Dur: 59’35”, Mono, 27.9 MB
Audio credit: WIN Corporation


6KY Breakfast with Eion Cameron
Dur: 62’03”, Stereo, 43.6 MB
Audio credit: SCA


5AD Breakfast with Bazz ‘n’ Pilko – May 9th 1977
Dur: 29’24”, Mono, 13.7 MB
Audio credit: SCA

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