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Airchecks Update 22/10/2021

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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.

**NOTE: If you’re new to this site, welcome, we’ve picked up a few new visitors! As well as streaming links, you’ll note each one also has a down arrow next to it. Hitting this will let you download.


2GN: Special Broadcast of the stage play ‘The Wiz’ – May 29th 1976
Dur: 29’15”, Mono, 13.7 MB
Audio credit: Capital Radio Network/Grant Broadcasters


2AY Afternoons with Dave Rogerson – Undated
Dur: 60’41”, Mono, 28.4 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


2AY first middawn show with Dave Rogerson – December 17th 1983
Dur: 56’54”, Mono, 26.6 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


2AY Wales/Westpac Awards for Community Service Broadcasting – 1984
Dur: 8’12”, Mono, 3.8 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


3MP Morning and Breakfast – September 18th 1979
Dur: 89’29”, Mono, 41.9 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio

Airchecks Update 15/10/2021

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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.


2AY with Dave Rogerson middawns – December 20th 1983
Dur: 93’00”, Mono, 43.6 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


6KY with Greg Pierce – July 5th 1985
Dur: 61’53”, Stereo, 43.5 MB
Audio credit: SCA


2SM Weekend Afternoons with Pete Rudder – March 21st 1999
Dur: 62’03”, Mono, 29.0 MB
Audio credit: SRN/BOG


Track 1: 2UW Drive with Ward Austin – October 1977
Track 2: 2UW Nights with Sam Galea
Dur: 31’21”, Mono, 14.7 MB
Audio credit: ARN


2UW Afternoons with Andy Reid
Dur: 25’24”, Mono, 11.9 MB
Audio credit: ARN

Airchecks Update 08/10/2021

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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.


2UW/Magic 11/2CH first AM stereo transmission – Side A
Dur: 29’40”, Stereo, 20.8 MB
Audio credit: ARN/Pacific Star Network


2CH first AM stereo transmission – Side B
Dur: 29’21”, Stereo, 20.6 MB
Audio credit: Pacific Star Network

**Despite the tape label, this is actually 2CH and not 2UW on this side


2AY Middawn with Steve Block – December 22nd 1983
Dur: 60’32”, Mono, 28.3 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


2SM with Doug Mulray – December 1997
Dur: 73’48”, Mono, 34.5 MB
Audio credit: SRN/BOG


9inety6ix.1 ‘Sizzle” – November 1999
Dur: 7’53”, Stereo, 5.5 MB
Audio credit: ARN

Airchecks Update 01/10/2021

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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 1986 – Dave D Whitcomb
Dur: 83’52”, Stereo, 58.9 MB
Audio credit: ARN


2UW: Australian Opus ’77 – December 31st 1978
Dur: 12’57”, Mono, 6.0 MB
Audio credit: ARN


2AY with Dave Rogerson – December 18th 1984
Dur: 46’43”, Mono, 21.9 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


2AY with Dave Rogerson – May 14th 1984
Dur: 46’49”, Mono, 21.9 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


6PM – June 27th 1985
Dur: 61’38”, Mono, 28.8 MB
Audio credit: SCA

Airchecks Update 24/09/2021

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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.


3MP Afternoons – January 24th 1986
Dur: 60’58”, Mono, 28.5 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


AM Stereo off-air all systems demo tape – June 6th/7th 1984
Dur: 46’00”, Stereo, 32.3 MB
Audio credit: AWA Program Services Sydney/Nine Radio

**Introduction by Bob Ricketts, then engineering manager of 2GB Sydney


2UW/Magic 11 – 60’s Lunchbreak and Mike West – 1984
Dur: 60’35”, Mono, 28.1 MB
Audio credit: ARN


2AY mixed audio/airchecks – 1983/1984
Dur: 93’29”, Mono, 43.2 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio

**NB: The tape label shows a phone number. This is old information and is no longer valid.


2AY Afternoons – May 11th 1984
Dur: 60’29”, Mono, 28.3 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio

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 – January 20th 1994
Dur: 60’05”, Mono, 28.1 MB
Audio credit: Capital Radio Network

**Thanks heaps once again to @SydneyCityTV for coming through with the actual date of this aircheck!


4BH with John Burnley – April 10th 2002
Dur: 60’27”, Mono, 28.3 MB
Audio credit: Nine Entertainment Co.

**My thanks and appreciation to both Gregg Sinclair and @SydneyCityTV for the date on this one, both getting in touch within minutes of each other to advise this is from April 10th 2002. Thanks heaps both!!


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

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