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Airchecks Update 20/11/2020

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…and more from the Les Cook collection this week, this week we feature Cookie himself!



6PM aircheck April 4th 1986 – Les Cook
Dur: 93’45”, 65.9 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: SCA/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


6PM aircheck January 15th 1990 – Les Cook
Dur: 47’12”, 22.1 MB, Mono

Audio credit: SCA/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



6PM aircheck June 20th 1985 (includes Triple M Sydney march 1985) – Les Cook
Dur: 93’48”, 43.9 MB, Mono

Audio credit: SCA/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Airchecks Update 12/11/2020

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..and rolling on this week with more Australian radio airchecks from the Les Cook collection:


Funtastic 2UW Tape 1974
Varying Durations, see below
Audio credit: ARN/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

This one is a compile tape of 2UW bits ‘n’ pieces and again some wonderful stuff here as follows:

Cut 1: Funtastic Cup, 3.15pm August 17th 1974
Dur: 10’42”, 24.5 MB, Mono

Cut 2: Amaroo Park motor racing news, August 18th 1974
Dur: 1’18”, 2.9 MB, Mono

Cut 3: Surfers Paradise motor racing news, September 1st 1974
Dur: 1’16”, 2.9 MB, Mono

Cut 4: John Laws programme, Monday September 2nd 1974 – Part 1
Dur: 14’32”, 33.2 MB, Mono

Cut 5: John Laws programme, Monday September 2nd 1974 – Part 2
Dur: 18’27”, 42.2 MB, Mono

Cut 6: Phil Hunter new 2UW days replay, Sam Galea show, September 4th 1974
Dur: 1’11”, 2.7 MB, Mono

Cut 7: 2UW The Way We Were promotion and features October 4th to 7th 1974
Dur: 8’18”, 19 MB, Mono

Airchecks Update 04/11/2020

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…and rolling on this week with more Australian radio airchecks from the Les Cook collection:


4BK aircheck February 19th 1979 – Richard Perno
Dur: 31’20”, 14.6 MB, Mono

Audio credit: SCA/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


4GR aircheck, date unknown – Donnie Sutherland
Dur: 41’36”, 19.5 MB, Mono

Audio credit: SCA/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


**NOTE: The tape scan shows Leon Byner 2UW – this has been recorded over for 4GR


2UW aircheck April 19th 1974 – Leon Byner
Dur: 20’48”, 9.7 MB, Mono

Audio credit: ARN/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


4IP aircheck February 19th 1979
Dur: 31’17”, 14.6 MB, Mono

Audio credit: TattsGroup/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


5KA aircheck March 1978 – Donnie Sutherland
Dur: 9’46”, 4.5 MB, Mono

Audio credit: SCA/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Video Update 28/10/2020

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10 more clips this week! Copyright lies with their respective owners.

**PLEASE NOTE: These clips have come to me from a variety of sources, including from my own collection. As some send in clips for me to feature on this site, it’s entirely possible that if any of these clips are yours that you haven’t been credited for their use. If this has happened, leave us a comment below with which videos are yours and you’ll be credited next update.

Vision Credit all tracks except 7 and 8: Chris Keating

Airchecks Update 28/10/2020

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…and rolling on this week with more Australian radio airchecks from the Les Cook collection:



2UW airchecks October 29 to November 1st inclusive 1974 – Leon Byner
Dur: 41’28”, 19.1 MB, Mono

Audio credit: ARN/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


2UW aircheck November 8th 1974 – Peter Butler
Dur: 31’29”, 14.3 MB, Mono

Audio credit: ARN/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



2WS Jukebox Saturday Night with Pete Graham, July 11th 1987
Dur: 63’07”, 29.5 MB, Mono

Audio credit: ARN/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


2WS pre-opening and launch, November 23rd 1978
Dur: 29’30”, 13.5 MB, Mono

Audio credit: ARN/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


4AY aircheck November 7th 1978 – Donnie Sutherland
Dur: 43’25”, 19.8 MB, Mono

Audio credit: SCA/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Video Update 21/10/2020

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9 more clips this week! Copyright lies with their respective owners.

**PLEASE NOTE: These clips have come to me from a variety of sources, including from my own collection. As some send in clips for me to feature on this site, it’s entirely possible that if any of these clips are yours that you haven’t been credited for their use. If this has happened, leave us a comment below with which videos are yours and you’ll be credited next update.

I’m also trialling a new video playlist option! Looks like it works fine so let’s hear how it does for you!

Airchecks Update 21/10/2020

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More airchecks here from the Les Cook collection, mostly 2UW audio this week!



2UW aircheck May 7th 1973 – Don Blake
Dur: 57’34”, 26.3 MB, Mono

Audio credit: ARN/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



2UW aircheck December 16th 1978 and February 24th 1979 – Donnie Sutherland
Dur: 11’44”, 5.5 MB, Mono

Audio credit: ARN/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



2UW aircheck 1979 – Donnie Sutherland
Dur: 94’01”, 44 MB, Mono

Audio credit: ARN/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



2UW aircheck March 18th 1974 – Leon Byner
Dur: 59’33”, 27.9 MB, Mono

Audio credit: ARN/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


2UW aircheck April 19th 1974 – Leon Byner
Dur: 4’51”, 2.2 MB, Mono

Audio credit: ARN/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Airchecks Update 14/10/2020

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More airchecks here from the Les Cook collection received recently and my many thanks to him for supplying the tapes for transfer and then giving permission for them to be put online!



2NX aircheck December 16th 1973 – Andy Simpson
Dur: 62’25”, 29.2 MB, Mono

Audio credit: SCA/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



2UE aircheck December 31st 1977 – Donnie Sutherland
Dur: 93’56”, 44 MB, Mono

Audio credit: Nine Radio/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



2UW aircheck January 19th 1976 – Malcolm T Elliott in Adelaide
Dur: 93’05”, 43.6 MB, Mono

Audio credit: ARN/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


2UW Jingles: Late 60’s/Early 70’s/Funtastic/We Love You Sydney/1107 2UW
Dur: 40’32”, 19 MB, Mono

Audio credit: ARN/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney


6PR Jingles: We Love You Perth! long and short versions
Dur: 31’18”, 14.6 MB, Mono

Audio credit: Nine Radio/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

The last month and a bit has seen my good mate Cookie from the other side of the country send over another batch of Australian radio airchecks on cassette tapes. The last couple of weeks I’ve actually finished all of them and now Cookie has given permission for them to be put online. So here are the first four, with more to follow next week and in coming weeks.

This week, there’s four from 1976 from Sydney radio station 2GB with an all-star cast. Audio from Grant Goldman, John Vincent, Malcolm T Elliott and Dave Whitcomb are all here!



2GB aircheck April 7th 1976
– Grant Goldman, Malcolm T Elliott, Dave Whitcomb

Dur: 93’52”, 44 MB, Mono
Audio credit: Nine Radio/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



2GB aircheck 1976 – Malcolm T Elliott, Dave Whitcomb, John Vincent
Dur: 31’35”, 14.8 MB, Mono
Audio credit: Nine Radio/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



2GB aircheck 1976 – John Vincent
Dur: 31’29”, 14.7 MB, Mono
Audio credit: Nine Radio/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney



2GB aircheck April 6th 1976 – Grant Goldman
Dur: 46’55”, 14.7 MB, Mono
Audio credit: Nine Radio/Les Cook
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Audio Update 01/10/2020

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Continuing the trek through the Singapore Airlines in-flight tapes, here’s 8 more programs:

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/singapore5.mp3
Singapore Airlines in-flight tape: Mandarin Favourites
Dur: 57’59”, 23.7 MB, Mono
Audio credit: Temasek Holdings

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/singapore6.mp3
Singapore Airlines in-flight tape: Comedy Hour presented by Keith Scott
Dur: 59’34”, 24.4 MB, Mono
Audio credit: Temasek Holdings

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/singapore7.mp3
Singapore Airlines in-flight tape: Comedy Hour ep 2 presented by Keith Scott
Dur: 59’37”, 24.4 MB, Mono
Audio credit: Temasek Holdings

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/singapore8.mp3
Singapore Airlines in-flight tape: Various Music
Dur: 57’08”, 23.7 MB, Mono
Audio credit: Temasek Holdings

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/singapore9.mp3
Singapore Airlines in-flight tape: Various Music 2
Dur: 57’47”, 23.1 MB, Mono
Audio credit: Temasek Holdings

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/singapore10.mp3
Singapore Airlines in-flight tape: Miscellanous 1(Exercises, Story, Music)
Dur: 59’27”, 23.7 MB, Mono
Audio credit: Temasek Holdings

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/singapore11.mp3
Singapore Airlines in-flight tape: Miscellanous 2
Dur: 59’37”, 23.7 MB, Mono
Audio credit: Temasek Holdings

http://franksterarchives.org/audio/singapore12.mp3
Singapore Airlines in-flight tape: Mandarin Favourites 2
Dur: 57’11”, 23.9 MB, Mono
Audio credit: Temasek Holdings

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