The Frankster Archives

Saving audiovisual history one tape at a time

Audio Update 17/09/2021

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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.


2CA 11am to 12 noon 1994
Dur: 60’05”, Mono, 28.1 MB
Audio credit: Capital Radio Network


4BH with John Burnley undated
Dur: 60’27”, Mono, 28.3 MB
Audio credit: Nine Entertainment Co.


2UW July 27th 1979: John Laws the final day – Sides 1 and 2
Dur: 89’51”, Mono, 42.1 MB
Audio credit: ARN


2WS with Dave D Whitcomb – June 1st 1981
Dur: 90’46”, Mono, 42.5 MB
Audio credit: ARN


2UW July 27th 1979: John Laws the final day – Sides 3 and 4
Dur: 83’39”, Mono, 39.2 MB
Audio credit: ARN

Audio Update 10/09/2021

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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.


Gold 1269 (2SM) with Andy Church – May 7th 1994
Dur: 76’07”, Mono, 35.6 MB
Audio credit: SRN/BOG

**@SydneyCityTV has got in touch since this was posted and on this aircheck has heard the positioners “Sydney’s new place to relax” and “Continuous easy favourites”. Gosh oh gee, I wonder where these two were also used! (if you’re outside of Sydney, “Sydney’s new place to relax” was used much later by Smooth 95.3, with “Continuous easy favourites” used by Mix 106.5 and of course 2CH. Well spotted!)


2WS Morning and Afternoon train smash live crosses – December 2nd 1999
Dur: 1 hr 30 min, Stereo, 63.3 MB
Audio credit: ARN


2WS Evenings – October 6th 1999
Dur: 60’48”, Stereo, 42.7 MB
Audio credit: ARN


Gold-FM Restripe
Dur: 56’13”, Stereo, 39.5 MB
Audio credit: ARN

**This tape is a compile of Gold 104.3 station ID’s and other tracks – some are vocals only, some are fully mixed. Along the way are also various beds and promos for Gold 104.3.


2CA with Ray Gretch – February 21st 1994
Dur: 33’31”, Stereo, 23.5 MB
Audio credit: Capital Radio Network

**My thanks to @SydneyCityTV who has come through once again with broadcast dates and who identified this aircheck as being from February 21st 1994. Legend mate!

Audio Update 02/09/2021

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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.


Kix 106 – April 2nd 1991 5pm onwards
Dur: 89’18”, Stereo, 62.8 MB
Audio credit: SCA/ARN


2WS with Rob Neil – March 13th 2001
Dur: 1 hr 47 min approx, Stereo, 75.2 MB
Audio credit: ARN


2WS with Bob Peters – March 13th 2001
Dur: 61’12”, Stereo, 43.0 MB
Audio credit: ARN


2OO Middawns with Tony Kay – 1979
Dur: 31’22”, Mono, 14.7 MB
Audio credit: WIN Radio Pty Ltd


3AK – August 15th 1988
Dur: 44’15”, Mono, 20.7 MB
Audio credit: SEN

Audio Update 27/08/2021

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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.


2CA – Brad and Mike – February 17th 1994
Dur: 57’07”, Mono, 40.1 MB
Audio credit: Capital Radio Network

**My thanks to both @SydneyCityTV and @onlyapaprmoon for sussing out the broadcast date of this aircheck. Thanks both!!


3MP – Dave Barnett, Dave Wallen – 1983
Dur: 44’44”, Mono, 20.9 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


3UZ – Lee Abrams – 1983
Dur: 44’53”, Mono, 21.0 MB
Audio credit: Racing Victoria Limited


2WS nights with Simon Carey – March 12th 2001
Dur: 92’29”, Stereo, 65.0 MB
Audio credit: ARN


Nova 96.9 test, launch, and Merrick ‘n’ Rosso – April 1st 2001
Dur: 92’30”, Stereo, 65.0 MB
Audio credit: Nova Entertainment (Nova 96.9 Pty Ltd)

Audio Update 20/08/2021

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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.


3KZ – February 23rd 1986, 11am onwards
Dur: 90’46”, Mono, 42.5 MB
Audio credit: ARN


2SM 40 Years of Hits drive show – Ian Macrae, Clive Robertson
Dur: 58’56”, Mono, 27.6 MB
Audio credit: SRN/BOG


Kix 106 FM with Malcolm Paul – June 3rd 1992
Dur: 89’22”, Stereo, 62.8 MB
Audio credit: SCA (?)


6KY – February 20th 1985
Dur: 34’14”, Stereo, 24.0 MB
Audio credit: SCA


2CH with Chris Kearns – October 18th 1997
Dur: 91’01”, Mono, 42.6 MB
Audio credit: Pacific Star Network

Audio Update 13/08/2021

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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.

Well, quite a date on which to start this, being friday the 13th and all, but what the heck. For the next few weeks, and probably months, we’re pausing the Fitzgerald Productions collection to bring you the results of an audio transfer project I’ve been involved with recently. The project started in late June and continued until August 6th, and now, finally it’s complete, and I can bring you what was transferred! So this week, here are the first five tapes!


2WS Drive with Bob Peters – October 1st 1999
Dur: 90’16”, Stereo, 63.4 MB
Audio credit: ARN

**At the time of recording this one, a severe thunderstorm was making its’ way across Sydney and hovered right over 2WS’s transmitter site. Guess what happened? Yep! Lightning hit their tower resulting in them being thrown off air for a couple of minutes. You’ll hear this happening at 62’25” when it hits, then a gap until 64’55” when program resumed.


2WS Newsroom Bloopers – Christmas 1985
Dur: 10’34”, Stereo, 7.4 MB
Audio credit: ARN

**The speed variations opening this tape are intentional.


2CH with Bob Rogers – April 2nd 1998
Dur: 64’52”, Mono, 30.4 MB
Audio credit: Pacific Star Network


2WS Nights – February 24th 2000
Dur: 2 hr 2 min, Stereo, 86.1 MB
Audio credit: ARN


A&M Studios Pty Ltd: Spike Milligan for Steam Rollers – July 11th 1978
Dur: 3’56”, Mono, 1.8 MB
Audio credit: A&M Studios Pty Ltd

Audio Update 06/08/2021

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Continuing the Fitzgerald Productions audio which is a part of a collection I acquired in mid 2014.

Squibb’s Vitamin A Vet-Jecta – 2x 45 sec radio tracks SGB207 – 1965
Dur: 1’37”, Mono,

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Anivitti Advertising Pty Ltd

XR Falcon radio commercials (to be used with station announcer)
Dur: 5’22”, Mono, 3.7 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Bruce Clark’s Jingle Workshop
1. 10 sec jingle only
2. 30 sec beginning with 10 sec jingle
3. 30 sec beginning with 6 sec jingle
4. 60 sec beginning and ending with 10 sec jingle
5-6: 2x 30 sec
7-8: 2x 60 sec
(tracks 5-8 include 5 sec at end for dealer identification)

Mountain Maid Golden Corn jingle 25 sec – SGB93 – 1963
Dur: 0’28”, Mono, 334 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Macquarie Broadcasting Service

Streets Crusoe – N1997 – 1965 – Keyed 25SC4/166
Dur: 0’27”, Mono, 319 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Lintas Pty Ltd

Surf Washing Machine Month – N1994 – 1965 – Keyed XF4/49 and XF4/50
Dur: 0’55”, Mono, 646 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Lintas Pty Ltd

Squibb’s Vitamin A Vet-Jecta Mk II 2x 60 sec radio – N2242 – 1966 – Keyed SQ3 and SQ4
Dur: 1’58”, Mono, 1.3 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Anivitti Advertising Pty Ltd

Jubilee Motors JMR-15-60 – 2 tracks
Dur: 0’37”, Mono, 438 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/EMI Custom Service

Fitzgerald Productions 1/4″ Master Reels
Also in the bunch of 45’s and 33’s were also 1/4″ master reels. Here’s just a couple.

Sta-Blond music tracks/beds – Reel 1
Dur: 15’35”, Mono, 10.9 MB


Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions
This reel is the raw master for the music beds used in the Sta-Blond spots. Recorded on April 12th 1966, we have 16 takes for the 60 sec bed, and 3 takes for the 30 sec bed but marked as NG – presumably “No Good”.

Sta-Blond music tracks/beds/final mixes – Reel 2
Dur: 15’13”, Mono, 10.7 MB


Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions
Nearly a week later, on April 18th 1966, the folks were all back in the studio for some final mixes. This reel continues on from reel 1 and contains several more takes of the music beds for Sta-Blond also recorded on April 12th 1966 and following that, some final mixes for the actual spots recorded on the 18th, of which you heard a couple here from the 45 last update.

Alitalia Jingles and Final Mixes – June 10th 1969
Dur: 10’25”, Mono, 7.3 MB


Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions
One here featuring jingles for Alitalia – which is mispronounced at the very beginning as “air italia” by one of the soundos before being corrected by another soundo! This is the raw session master reel.

Audio Update 30/07/2021

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Continuing the Fitzgerald Productions audio which is a part of a collection I acquired in mid 2014.

Fielder’s Bread N2613 – 1x 30″ and 2x 45″ radio tracks
Dur: 2’05”, Mono, 1.4 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/NAS Sydney

Small’s Chocolate N2525 – 25, 30, 45 and 60 sec versions
Dur: 2’49”, Mono, 2.0 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/V.H. Freeth Pty Limited

Buttercup 1966 Christmas Message – Keyed BU31.R30
Dur: 0’34”, Mono, 413 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/V.H. Freeth Pty Ltd
**This has an original record number of N2489, but it’s been crossed out and written over with N2490.

Kemdex N2378 – 1966 – 10x 25 sec radio spots, tracks 14-23 inclusive
Dur: 4’48”, Mono, 3.3 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Weston Advertising Pty Ltd
**The last track is a bed only track

Buttercup Crumpets N2356 – 1966 – 45″ and 30″ versions – Keyed BU27
Dur: 1’21”, Mono, 964 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/V.H. Freeth Pty Ltd

Buttercup Bread 30 sec radio N2166 – 1965 – Key BU25.R30
Dur: 2’40”, Mono, 1.8 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/V.H. Freeth Pty Ltd
**These are tracks 24 to 28 inclusive

Sta-Blond Shampoo – 30 sec radio N2349 – 1966 – 8 tracks
Dur: 4’31”, Mono, 3.1 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Madison-Milwyn Pty Ltd Advertising
**I have the Fitzgerald Productions master 1/4″ reel to these cuts and will present it in future updates. Listen out at the end of the first couple of tracks for the track calls – a result of the cutting tape not being stopped in time when the record was cut! The last track is the bed only track.

Evinrude N2446 – 1967 – 45″ and 60″ radio tracks
Dur: 1’53”, Mono, 1.3 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/V.H. Freeth Pty Ltd

Mountain Maid 25 sec radio N2488 – 1966 – Keyed MA/114 – 3 tracks
Dur: 1’22”, Mono, 980 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Mac Advertising

Surf: Rinse Clean Surf radio spots – SGB212 – 1966
Dur: 3’38”, Mono,

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Lintas Pty Ltd
45 sec versions x3: 45XF4/42, 44, 46
25 sec versions x3: 25XF/41, 43, 45
**Track order on this file is the three 25 sec versions, followed by the three 45 sec versions

Audio Update 23/07/2021

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Continuing the Fitzgerald Productions audio which is a part of a collection I acquired in mid 2014.

Codral Lozenges N2597 – 4x 25 sec radio tracks
Dur: 1’45”, Mono, 1.2 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/NAS Sydney

Arnolds Wire Fence commercials x7 Disc 2 (disc 1 whereabouts unknown) – 1965
Dur: 3’16”, Mono, 2.3 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Noel Paton Pty Ltd

Buttercup Bakeries ‘crumpets’ 25 sec – 1965
Dur: 0’27”, Mono, 322 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/V.H. Freeth Agency

Bushells Blue Label Tea – 1966
Dur: 0’58”, Mono, 692 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Madison Milwyn Pty Ltd Advertising
15 sec, 25 sec and 10 sec versions

Consolidated Appliances – June 11th 1965 – Track 31
Dur: 0’57”, Mono, 676 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions

Mountain Maid Corn Niblets N2821 3x 30 sec radio tracks
Dur: 1’21”, Mono, 939 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Mac Advertising

Paramount Shirts N2195 PS378 – 1966
Dur: 0’10”, Mono, 123 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Madison-Milwyn Pty Ltd Advertising
**NB: While this 45 had 5 tracks, they were duplicate tracks of this track. Probably just as well too, as track 5 on this record has crossed out engravings in the playing area!

Rosella Surprise Peas 25 sec launch radio spot N1998 – 1965 (25SP4/01 keyed)
Dur: 0’28”, Mono, 332 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Lintas Pty Ltd
Tk 1-2: 60 sec, Tk 3 45 sec, Tk 4 60 sec, Tk 5 sec, Tk 6 60 sec bed

Elcon Fans N2465 – 2x 25 sec radio tracks
Dur: 0’55”, Mono, 646 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/NAS Sydney

Streets Mousse N2059 (25SC4-177 keyed) – 1965
Dur: 0’28”, Mono, 335 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Lintas Pty Ltd

Audio Update 17/07/2021

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A day late, but better late than never, right? This week, continuing the Fitzgerald Productions audio which is a part of a collection I acquired in mid 2014.

Sunwhite Rice – 10 commercials N2007
Dur: 2’07”, Mono, 1.4 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Madison Milwyn Agency

Lufthansa 25 sec radio commercials x9 N2523 (V/O John Laws)
Dur: 4’01”, Mono, 2.8 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions

Buttercup Bread 2x 30 – 1966
Dur: 1’02”, Mono, 729 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions

Ovaltine 30 sec radio – 1966
Dur: 0’32”, Mono, 384 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Madison Milwyn Agency

Buttercup Crumpets 3x 30 sec radio
Dur: 1’37”, Mono, 1.1 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions

Streets Choc Scotch 25 sec radio – 1965
Dur: 0’30”, Mono, 337 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Lintas

HCF Hospital Contribution Fund 25 sec radio x2 – 1965
Dur: 0’53”, Mono, 639 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/NAS Sydney

Rimmel Cosmetics radio commercials – 1966
Dur: 5’47”, Mono, 4.0 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Garland Tabberer Associates
Tk 1-2: 60 sec, Tk 3 45 sec, Tk 4 60 sec, Tk 5 sec, Tk 6 60 sec bed

Fielder’s Bread 1966 – 1x 25 sec, 1x 30 sec
Dur: 1’01”, Mono, 720 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/NAS Sydney

Rimmel Cosmetics radio commercials – 1967
Dur: 2’53”, Mono, 2.0 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Garland Tabberer Associates