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Audio Update 18/06/2021

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2UE Aircheck : The Stan Zemanek Show final program – December 22nd 2006
Dur: 3 hours, Mono, 84.3 MB

Audio credit: Nine Radio

2UW Demo Tape 1970’s – Matt Ponsonby
Dur: 4’42”, Mono, 2.1 MB

Audio credit: ARN

2SM: Nostradamus I – 1977
Dur: 74’38”, Mono, 69.9 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

3XY: Nostradamus II – 1978
Dur: Approx 70 minutes, Mono, 65.5 MB

Audio credit: Nine Radio

2CC Aircheck: Mike Jeffreys speaks to Trudy Thiele – October 4th 2007
Dur: 5’48”, Mono, 2.7 MB

Audio credit: Capital Radio Network
**Our very own Trudy Thiele!**

2SM Betacam Audio: Lite and Easy 1269 jingles
Dur: 10’00”, Stereo, 9.3 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

2SM Betacam Audio: Stereo 2SM jingles
Dur: 8’07”, Stereo, 7.6 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

2SM Betacam Audio: You Can’t Stop The Rock jingles
Dur: 2’15”, Stereo, 2.1 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

Vinyl Release Dub: AMCO Beachies tracks 1 to 5
Dur: 2’17”, Mono, 1.0 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

Vinyl Release Dub: Australian Radio Advertising Bureau merit awards, July 1967
Dur: 6’00”, Mono,

Audio credit: AWA Custom Recording
1. Introduction
2. Golden Fleece Petrol
3. Plough’s Coppertone
4. Ampol H-Power Petrol
5. Kayser Vamp Stockings
6. Kraft Foods – Vegemite
7. Air New Zealand
8. Andronicus Coffee
9. AMP Society

Audio Update 11/06/2021

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Noo-UW Audition Tape – Alan McGirvan and Mike Jeffries
Dur: 6’35”, Mono, 3.0 MB

Audio credit: ARN

Go Set Magazine spot reel 1968 – 2x 10 sec, 1x 25 sec – 1968
Dur: 1’40”, Mono, 786 KB

Audio credit: Go Set Publications

2CC First Broadcast – October 31st 1975
Dur: 78’51”, Mono, 36.9 MB

Audio credit: Capital Radio Network
**Audio thanks to John Moulis

2DAY-FM Music Survey no.2 June 1993 – Rob McCasker
Dur: 10’46”, Stereo, 10 MB

Audio credit: SCA

2DAY-FM Skyshow 5 fireworks soundtrack 1993
Dur: 25’11”, Mono, 11.8 MB

Audio credit: SCA

2DAY-FM Pillow Talk with Dr Feelgood 1993 – Medley of idents, promos, themes and airchecks
Dur: 9’59”, Stereo, 9.3 MB

Audio credit: SCA

2GB Macquarie National News bulletin 1984
Dur: 10’20”, Mono, 4.8 MB

Audio credit: Nine Radio
**Mangled tape initially but gets better throughout

2SM Jingles: Roll Over To Our Place and Rock x6
Dur: 2’50”, Stereo, 2.6 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

2SM Jingles: The Power various idents
Dur: 1’29”, Mono, 698 KB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

2SM Promo – Moving Pictures dial-a-record
Dur: 0’39”, Mono, 311 KB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

Audio Update 04/06/2021

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2SM Hoadley’s Battle Of The Sounds, Horden Pavilion Sydney, August 31st 1980 – Charlie Fox
Dur: 73’02”, 2-track unmixed, 68.4 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 406
**Note: This tape proclaimed to be 4 track, but on a 4 track machine was found to only have 2 tracks active – the other 2 tracks were unrecorded. A note with the tape reads “Geoff, these are the 4 track recordings of Battle Of The Sounds. Howard from Jands said as there was no soundcheck, the first one would be a bit shaky, but he has tuned for seperate tracks on the rest – Margie”.
**Note: As we have found usable signal on 2 of the tapes available 4 tracks, it’s presented here in its’ entirety.

2CA Electric Ballroom and Airwaves spot reel
Dur: 1’55”, Mono, 639 KB

Audio credit: North Ryde RSL/2CA
1. North Ryde RSL Electric Ballroom (full mix)
2. North Ryde RSL Electric Ballroom (vocal track)
3-8 inclusive: Airwaves ID’s x6

2KO: “The Big Steve Show” promos and idents reel
Dur: 12’50”, Stereo, 12 MB

Audio credit: SCA
**Tape contains 40 promos and idents

2MO Christmas Messages reel
Dur: 3’31”, Mono, 1.6 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Includes christmas messages from Johnny Young, Marty Rhone, Noeline Batley, Ray Brown, Mike Furber, Judy Stone, Sandy Scott, Col Joye, Reg Lindsay and Johnny Rebb

2SM Aircheck 1977 – Ron E Sparks
Dur: 16’48”, Mono, 7.8 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

2KO/2UE Jingles
Dur: 4’41”, Mono, 2.2 MB

Audio credit: SCA/Nine Radio

2KO Aircheck with Phil Hunter – February 3rd 1967
Dur: 8’01”, Mono, 3.7 MB

Audio credit: SCA

2KO Singing Clocks tape
Dur: 1’23”, Mono, 650 KB

Audio credit: SCA

2SM Aircheck December 1977 – Ron E Sparks
Dur: 11’11”, Mono, 5.2 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

2SM Aircheck 1968 – Geoff Haynes
Dur: 3’41”, Mono, 1.7 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
**Note: Mentions are made of a new show on Channel 10 called “Surfside Ten”. Also contains various static crashes throughout, may be the result of lightning being in the vicinity when the recording was made.

Audio Update 28/05/2021

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6KY Pointers – Johnny Chester
Dur: 1’00”, Mono, 480 KB

Audio credit: SCA
Tape: Unbranded white box

Image Records: Linda George “Step By Step” album promo – 1975, FACB316
Dur: 1’21”, Mono, 639 KB

Audio credit: Armstrong Audio Video (AAV)
Tape: AAV Release Dub

2SM Jingles – “More Music” series, PAMS dub
Dur: 5’12”, Mono, 2.4 MB

Audio credit: PAMS
Tape: Unknown
**Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 977 KB)

2UE Radioactive: The Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour” spot
Dur: 0’59”, Stereo, 935 KB

Audio credit: Nine Radio
Tape: Unbranded white box

2SM 7 O’Clock Special with Ken Sparkes – Nancy Wilson
Dur: 29’31”, Stereo, 27.6 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 456

2SM Interview with Glenn Shorrock by Steve Murphy – February 23rd 1989 (tape 2)
Dur: 10’11”, Stereo, 9.5 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 406

2SM 7 O’Clock Special with Steve Murphy – April 17th 1991 (The Carpenters tape 2)
Dur: 26’58”, Mono, 12.6 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 406

AAV – Sydney Showground Speedway 30 sec cut – October 2nd 1979, V/O Ken Sparkes
Dur: 0’33”, Mono, 261 KB

Audio credit: Armstrong Audio Video
Tape: AAV Release Dub

2SM Aircheck – Bob Rogers, 1964
Dur: 15’06”, Mono, 7.0 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: EMITape

2SM 7 O’Clock Special with Ken Sparkes – April 22nd 1992 (Lisa Stansfield)
Dur: 42’02”, Mono, 19.7 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 456

Audio Update 21/05/2021

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2SM 7 O’Clock Special with Steve Murphy – April 24th 1991 (Linda Ronstadt)
Dur: 25’14”, Mono, 11.6 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 406

2SM 7 O’Clock Special with Steve Murphy – April 16th 1991 (The Carpenters part 1)
Dur: 27’32”, Mono, 12.9 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 406

2SM 7 O’Clock Special with Steve Murphy – The Hollies
Dur: 28’26”, Stereo, 26.6 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 406

2SM Album In Review with Ken Sparkes – Mark Williams (tape 1)
Dur: 21’04”, Stereo, 19.7 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 406

2SM Interview with Glenn Shorrock by Steve Murphy – February 23rd 1989 (tape 1)
Dur: 30’56”, Stereo, 29.0 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 407

2SM 7 O’Clock Special with Ken Sparkes – 2SM Interviews
Dur: 34’19”, Stereo, 32.1 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 456

2SM 7 O’Clock Special with Steve Murphy – April 25th 1991 (Kate Bush)
Dur: 31’50”, Mono, 14/9 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 406

2SM 7 O’Clock Special with Steve Murphy – April 29th 1991 (Stevie Wonder)
Dur: 31’52”, Mono, 14.9 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 406

2SM 7 O’Clock Special with Ken Sparkes – 1992 (Neil Diamond)
Dur: 31’57”, Stereo, 29.9 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 406

6KY Aircheck undated – Keith Williams (includes “Love Station” drop-ins at 4:40 to end)
Dur: 8’26”, Mono, 3.9 MB

Audio credit: SCA
Tape: PFO

Audio Update 14/05/2021

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3UZ Masters #3
Dur: 32’54”, Mono, 15.4 MB

Audio credit: HRV
Tape: Unbranded white box
1. 1969 Aircheck

3UZ Masters #4
Dur: 6’14”, Mono, 2.9 MB

Audio credit: HRV
Tape: Unbranded white box
1. Woman rings Ken Sparkes off air to complain about Richard Nixon ad broadcast
2. Racing aircheck

3UZ: Racing aircheck with snippets of The Jimmy Hannan Music Show
Dur: 21’46”, Mono, 10.2 MB

Audio credit: HRV
Tape: Unbranded white box
**This tape is very poor quality but it’s included here for its’ historical significance**

3UZ News tape with President Nixon reports
Dur: 17’03”, Mono, 7.9 MB

Audio credit: HRV
Tape: Unbranded white box

2SM SM4428 Tape Copy: Global Countdown work tape 1 – Dramatic Highlights
Dur: 45’13”, Mono, 21.2 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 407
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 4.0 MB)

2SM Dubbed Off Cart master – Group 12
Dur: 18’26”, Stereo, 17.2 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 406
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 1.0 MB)
**From 0’00” to 7’30” or so, this section appears to have been recorded with an effects unit patched in and left active!**

2SM 7 O’Clock Special with Ken Sparkes: Looking back at 1975 – tx March 31st 1992
Dur: 25’52”, Stereo, 24.2 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 641

2SM Those Were The Days archive cuts – Tape 1
Dur: 29’27”, Stereo, 27.6 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 641
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 1.7 MB)

2SM Mike Walsh 2-Way Radio 1967 and The John Mahon Show
Dur: 31’59”, Mono, 15 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape: Ampex 641
**This tape is a half-hour cut down dub made in 1991 – an alternate 70 minute tape will be processed shortly**

Travellers Slacks 30 sec jingle tape
Dur: 0’32”, Mono, 255 KB

Audio credit: Not known
Tape: “Processed Colorcine” 3 inch spool

2SM SM2462 Tape Copy: Billy Joel Life Story tape 3, April 1978 (final tape)
Dur: 35’06”, Mono, 16.4 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 716 KB)

2SM SM3697 Tape Copy: The 1270’s – News segments tape 7, 1979
Dur: 19’18”, Mono, 9.0 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 485 KB)

2SM Dubbed Off Cart master group 4
Dur: 21’33”, Stereo, 20.2 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 813 KB)

2SM Dubbed Off Cart master group 3
Dur: 24’50”, Stereo, 23.2 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 1.0 MB)

2SM SM3694 Tape Copy: The 1270’s – News segments tape 4, 1979
Dur: 28’47”, Mono, 13.4 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 559 KB)

2SM SM3691 Tape Copy: The 1270’s – News segments tape 1, 1979
Dur: 34’36”, Mono, 16.2 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 1.0 MB)

2SM SM0056 Tape Copy: Daddy Cool special, July 1971, via Ken Sparkes/3UZ
Dur: 30’37”, Mono, 14.3 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 458 MB)

6KY Airchecks 1971 – John Kerr/Dennis Cometti
Dur: 24’28”, Mono, 18.2 MB

Audio credit: SCA

3UZ Masters #1
Dur: 7’40”, Mono, 3.5 MB

Audio credit: HRV
1. Tin Tin interview bit
2. The Story Behind The Stars: Tin Tin
3. Spot: Preston Motors
4. Spot: The Age Newspapers
5. Spot: Tyre Power st kilda
6. Spot: The Italian Society Restaurant
7. Spot: The Orana Ballroom (takes 1-2)
8. The Ken Sparkes Show opener (takes 1-2)

3UZ Masters #2 – News/The Ken Sparkes Show
Dur: 26’12”, Mono, 12.2 MB

Audio credit: HRV

Audio Update 30/04/2021

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2SM “Those Were The Days” segments master – September 24th 1991
Dur: 15’38”, Stereo, 14.3 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 571 KB)

2SM SM0419 Tape Copy: John Lennon phoner raw, October 1974
Dur: 40’43”, Mono, 19.0 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

2SM SM2335 Tape Copy: Burton Cummings rap for 2SM, ex-4IP – Lee Cornell
Dur: 27’42”, Mono, 12.9 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

2SM SM4730 Tape Copy: Daddy’s Coolest special – Track By Track
Dur: 48’53”, Mono, 22.9 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

2SM SM4510 Tape Copy: Elton John Life Story tape 6, tracks 29-33 inclusive, capsule form
Dur: 41’30”, Mono, 19.4 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 573 KB)

2SM SM4805 Tape Copy: ARL Grand Final 1983 – Manly v Parramatta, tape 1 – Frank Hyde
Dur: 48’39”, Mono, 22.8 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

2SM SM4799 Tape Copy: ARL Canterbury v St George 1983, tape 1 – Frank Hyde
Dur: 48’42”, Mono, 22.8 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

2SM SM2461 Tape Copy: Billy Joel special, April 1978 – Tape 2
Dur: 38’51”, Mono, 18.2 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 724 KB)

2SM SM3692 Tape Copy: The 1270’s – News #2
Dur: 3’21”, Mono, 1.5 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 263 KB)

2SM SM2317 Tape Copy: Boz Scaggs special, February 12th 1978 – Tape 1
Dur: 28’36”, Mono, 13.4 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 430 KB)

Audio Update 16/04/2021

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2SM SM1947 Tape Copy: Robin Williams Radio Show march 1979 and network promos – Reel 2
Dur: 15’16”, Mono, 7.6 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 417 KB)

Ken Sparkes various audio tracks
Dur: 26’41”, Mono, 12.5 MB

Audio credit: KJS
1. The Story Behind The Hits – Colleen Hewitt
2. The Story Behind The Stars – Ian Anderson
3. Spot: Stewards Rings (takes 1-3)
4. Ellie Lucas Jetline Courses
5. Aywon Shirts (takes 1-3, then partial take recorded over)
6. Neil Diamond track
7. Interview bit with music
8. Music with samples at start (Joe Cocker)
9. Ken Sparkes imitation voiceovers

Ken Sparkes various audio tracks 1968
Dur: 37’21”, Mono, 17.5 MB

Audio credit: KJS
1. Ken Sparkes vocal jingles
2. Spot: Kent Cigarettes (takes 1-3)
3. Spot: Susan Johnston (take 1-2)
4. Spot: Formal Wear (take 1-2)
5. Ken Sparkes demo reel
6. Phone FX
7. Interview with The Music Explosion
8. Spot: Marchants (take 1-2, 3-edited, 4-5)
9. Spot: Formal Wear (take 3-4)
10. Spot: Kent Cigarettes (take 4-6)
11. Spot: Marchants (take 6-7)
12. Spot: Formal Wear (take 5-7)

Beach Boys: “Endless Summer” special, Reel 1 – Ken Sparkes
Dur: 25’09”, Mono, 11.7 MB

Audio credit: KJS

2SM Aircheck 1976 – Bob Rogers
Dur: 40’05”, Mono, 18.7 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

2SM Big Christmas Gig rock concert at Brookvale Oval, Sydney (1970’s)
Dur: 49’34”, Mono, 23.2 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Tape contains performances from Hush, the La De Das, Ted Mulry and others

5DN Aircheck 1976 – Paul Konik
Dur: 63’42”, Mono, 29.8 MB

Audio credit: ARN

2SM History File: Misc tape 4
Dur: 15’12”, Mono, 7.1 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
1. Radio 2SM received 1971 Bank of NSW award for community services following papal tour
2. Qantas bomb hoax
3. End of american rnr leave in australia 5/1/72
4. Reports from Ireland re fighting during early part of 1972.

2SM History File: Sport tape 1
Dur: 46’33”, Mono, 21.8 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Melbourne Cup 1960/1962/1963, Last few minutes of 1963 league grand final (St George/Wests), part of second half of 1963 test (aus/england), Melbourne Cup 1964, last few minutes of 1964 league grand final (St George/Balmain), Dawn Fraser 1964 winning gold medal, Melbourne Cup 1965, closing stages of 1965 league grand final (St George/Souths), First man to sail around the globe, Cassius Clay defeats Henry Cooper 1966, Melbourne Cup 1966, last six minutes of league grand final 1966 (St George/Balmain).

2SM Dubbed Off Cart master Group 2
Dur: 26’26”, Stereo,

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 608 KB)

Audio Update 09/04/2021

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3UZ Spot Reel – Ken Sparkes
Dur: 10’07”, Mono, 4.7 MB

Audio credit: KJS
1. Marchants (takes 1-3, bed, out)
2. Petite Sophisticates (take 1, 2, 2B, 3, 3B, car leasing)
3. Saibeu Reality (take 1)
4. Marchants with Tiny Tim
5. Marchants (take 1, 2, then remnants of previous recording on tape)

2SM SM1145 Tape Copy: ABBA Mini Special 1976
Dur: 27’28”, Mono, 12.8 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

2SM Dubbed Off Cart tape 6/group 6
Dur: 25’57”, Stereo, 24.3 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 1.2 MB)

2SM Dubbed Off Cart tape 1/group 7
Dur: 30’51”, Stereo, 28.9 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 538 KB)

2SM Mick Jagger interview 1985 – Paul Holmes
Dur: 23’35”, Mono, 11.0 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
No cuesheet for this one but there IS a tape box scan and someone’s gotta learn how to spell Mick. Grab it here (PDF, 698 KB)

2SM Dubbed Off Cart tape 4/group 8
Dur: 38’13”, Stereo, 35.8 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 562 KB)

2SM SM0781 Tape Copy: The Bee Gees “From The Beginning” special – Reel 1 (v/o John Torv)
Dur: 34’09”, Mono, 16.0 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

2SM SM0782 Tape Copy: The Bee Gees “From The Beginning” special – Reel 2 (v/o John Torv)
Dur: 41’25”, Mono, 19.4 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG
Download the cuesheet for this tape here (PDF, 273 KB)

3UZ Sam Anglesey aircheck – October 14th 1969
Dur: 32’25”, Mono, 15.2 MB

Audio credit: HRV

2SM SM4669 Tape Copy: John Lennon Special – Reel 4
Dur: 24’51”, Mono, 11.6 MB

Audio credit: SRN/BOG

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