The Frankster Archives

Saving audiovisual history one tape at a time

COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER

**All audio related to this project was dubbed and restored by Frankster at Digi Spells Media, Sydney in 2020 and 2021. This audio is provided for promotional and entertainment purposes only. Thankyou to James Sparkes for supplying all material for us to work on and restore.


2WS: “This is your station 2WS” liners, many takes
Dur: 2’30”, Mono, 1.1 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises


Release Dub: Canberra Tourism 4x 30” – February 8th 1982
Dur: 4’25”, Mono, 2.0 MB
Audio credit: Sound On Film Pty Ltd


EMISound: Ken Sparkes Voiceovers
Dur: 1’32”, Mono, 721 KB
Audio credit: EMI


MediaSound: RAAF Recruiting 2x 60″ sec release dub – 1981
Dur: 2’58”, Mono, 1.3 MB
Audio credit: MediaSound


AGAS: Army Reserve 60 sec – March 13th 1981
Dur: 1’25”, Mono, 666 KB
Audio credit: David & John Recordings


AGAS: Dept Of Industry and Commerce, 45 sec – April 7th 1981
Dur: 1’15”, Mono, 588 KB
Audio credit: David & John Recordings

COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER

**All audio related to this project was dubbed and restored by Frankster at Digi Spells Media, Sydney in 2020 and 2021. This audio is provided for promotional and entertainment purposes only. Thankyou to James Sparkes for supplying all material for us to work on and restore.


Ken Sparkes Voice Profile 1978 (demo tape)
Dur: 6’50”, Mono, 3.2 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises

**Interesting to note that the National Film & Sound Archive holds a copy of this tape in their collection. This audio also contains a phone contact at the end. This is old information and is no longer valid.


2WS Rock Around The World with Ken Sparkes, Tape 3 – October 18th 1981
Dur: 6’24”, Mono, 3.0 MB
Audio credit: ARN


2WS Rock Around The World/New Music Forum ID’s – Karen Knowles
Dur: 0’22”, Mono, 179 KB
Audio credit: ARN

**Although these are ID’s for 2WS’s use this tape was actually recorded at 3FOX-FM


“C’mon Aussie C’mon” re-recordings – Cut 1 Vocals, Cut 2 Full Mix
Dur: 1’16”, Mono, 601 KB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises/Mojo


4IP Jingles Reel
Dur: 4’56”, Mono, 2.3 MB
Audio credit: Tabcorp/RadioTAB

**This sounds like a dub tape to me with audio taken from cart – I can hear the pulses between cuts.


“Bollinger Picnic” for Rob Lynch Bollinger
Dur: 2’25”, Stereo, 1.7 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises

**Ken Sparkes takes us through this jingle, although it sounds also like a previous guide track creeping in on the right channel! Phone number on the tape box is old information and is no longer valid.

COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER

**All audio related to this project was dubbed and restored by Frankster at Digi Spells Media, Sydney in 2020 and 2021. This audio is provided for promotional and entertainment purposes only. Thankyou to James Sparkes for supplying all material for us to work on and restore.


David & John Recordings: Army Reserve 30 second radio spot release dub – November 23rd 1981
Dur: 1’03”, Mono, 494 KB
Audio credit: D&J Recordings

**Another in the series of Army Reserve radio spots here recorded by David & John Recordings.


Ken Sparkes: July 1975 demo tape
Dur: 7’01”, Mono, 3.2 MB
Audio credit: W&G Sound Studios/KJS Enterprises

**This is one of many of Ken’s demo tapes, this particular one recorded in July 1975 and produced by W&G.
1. GMH ‘Makes sense to me’ (football, meat pies, kangaroos and holden cars)
2. TV Week
3. MJB Coffee
4. KFC
5. Peter’s Shazam
6. W&G “Play That Again” album
7. Gloweave AV presentation audio


Ken’s Year Intros
Dur: 4’06”, Stereo, 2.8 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises

**A tape for Ken’s use involving year intro’s – the end seems to be a sponsor testimonial leftover from a previous recording


Ken Sparkes: Netcom Motor Racing & Equipment track for AV presentation
Dur: 4’05”, Mono, 1.9 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises


Bill Armstrong Pty Ltd: Travellers Slacks release dub – June 2nd 1972
Dur: 1’40”, Mono, 783 KB
Audio credit: Bill Armstrong/KJS Enterprises

1. Full jingle no voiceover
2. Mix version A
3. Mix version B


2SM Sport Cuts
Dur: 10’26”, Mono, 4.8 MB
Audio credit: SRN/BOG/Steve Murphy Productions

**From 6:02 to the end is a raw recording session which was leftover from a previous recording

Audio Update 29/04/2022

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COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER

**All audio related to this project was dubbed and restored by Frankster at Digi Spells Media, Sydney in 2020 and 2021. This audio is provided for promotional and entertainment purposes only.
Thankyou to James Sparkes for supplying all material for us to work on and restore.


Master Bits KJS ‘Don’t Erase’ 5KA May 1976
Dur: 32’03”, Mono, 15.0 MB
Audio credit: SCA

**This is a compile tape of bits and pieces for eventual use in The Ken Sparkes Show. Unknown if anything recorded here ever made it to air.


2WS Russell Hitchcock air supply on tour and other tracks – August 17th 1981
Dur: 13’40”, Mono, 6.4 MB
Audio credit: ARN

**The front of this tape has our very own Dave Rogerson doing a pre-record!


2WS Rock Around The World (tape from Greg Evans of 3XY to Ken Sparkes)
Dur: 13’55”, Mono, 6.5 MB
Audio credit: ARN

**Here we have another compile tape with bits for use on 2WS, this one starts with an interview with Greedy Smith.


KJS Masters
Dur: 9’37”, Mono, 4.5 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises


AGAS “Army Reserve” 4x 60″ David & John Recordings release dub – August 26th 1980
Dur: 5’18”, Mono, 2.4 MB
Audio credit: D&J Recordings


AGAS “$400 Naval Scholarship” 1×30″ Flagstaff Studios release dub – August 6th 1982
Dur: 0’56”, Mono, 444 KB
Audio credit: Flagstaff Studios/Young & Rubicam

Audio Update 22/04/2022

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**All audio related to this project was dubbed and restored by Frankster at Digi Spells Media, Sydney in 2020 and 2021. This audio is provided for promotional and entertainment purposes only. Thankyou to James Sparkes for supplying all material for us to work on and restore.


3UZ Program Material – January 1978
Dur: 32’29”, Mono, 15.2 MB
Audio credit: Racing Victoria Limited Harness (3UZ Pty Ltd)


3UZ ‘Roughs’ tape by Ken Sparkes
Dur: 27’44”, Mono, 13.0 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises


2WS Rock Around The World/Sparkes On Sunday 1981 work tape
Dur: 33’04”, Mono, 15.2 MB
Audio credit: ARN

1. Ken Sparkes interviews The Village People 30/3/81
2. Ken Sparkes interviews Greedy Smith (part) 1981
3. Ken Sparkes interviews David Hayes from RCA Records
4. Ken Sparkes interviews John Williams
5. Ken Sparkes interviews Hilry Malik from Astor Records
6. Ken Sparkes interviews David Jarrett from WEA Records
7. Ken Sparkes interviews David Baxter
8. Ken Sparkes interviews Daryl Somers


2WS Rock Around The World work tape – August 8th 1981
Dur: 10’00”, Mono, 4.6 MB
Audio credit: ARN

Contains audio from Gary Hoffman (2WS’s music director at the time)


2WS Rock Around The World interviews and bits
Dur: 28’24”, Mono, 13.3 MB
Audio credit: ARN

1. Air Supply/Russell Hitchcock short interview
2. Roy Clark track and pre-announce
3. Papa oom mow mow
4. Ken Sparkes v/o’s (voyager, many takes)
5. Country Crossover – sweep & V/O
6. Ron Tudor ID’s
7. Ron Tudor interview
8. Various interview bits cut together


9 Audio Sweetening: Ken Sparkes jetski v/o
Dur: 3’44”, Mono, 1.7 MB
Audio credit: Nine Entertainment/KJS

Audio Update 14/04/2022

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COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER

**All audio related to this project was dubbed and restored by Frankster at Digi Spells Media, Sydney in 2020 and 2021. This audio is provided for promotional and entertainment purposes only. Thankyou to James Sparkes for supplying all material for us to work on and restore.

**This is the first week of our trip into another part of the vault which involves Ken Sparkes based material – tapes with him on them, other tapes involving him, and those he kept in his own archive. We hope you enjoy it all! This week’s update is a day early due to Easter.


Ken Sparkes interviews Glen Campbell – 1974
Dur: 29’26”, Mono, 13.8 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises


Ken Sparkes chats to Don Turner of Capitol, Russell Morris and John Farrar
Dur: 28’00”, Mono, 13.1 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises


3UZ Jingles Reel
Dur: 8’37”, Mono, 4.0 MB
Audio credit: RSN/HRV

1. Tones – 1 kHz, 10 kHz, 1 kHz 2. 3UZ acapella jingles, then leader 3. More 3UZ jingles


Neil Diamond interview, edited segments 1 to 12
Dur: 16’01”, Mono, 7.5 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises


3UZ 1974 – Ken Sparkes interviews Mike McClennan
Dur: 31’49”, Mono, 14.9 MB
Audio credit: RSN/HRV/KJS Enterprises


Johnny Chester interview bits for Ken Sparkes
Dur: 12’57”, Mono, 6.0 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises

Video Update 08/04/2022

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The year is 1979 and we have quite a bit to get through with this year! Here’s part 6:

1979 TVC’s/Idents/Promos part 6

1. #051 Flora Margarine ‘a day begins’ version (1:00)
2. #052 9 CSA – Spastic Society NSW sir cecil looker (0:31)
3. #053 9 Miniseries Promo – Testimony of Two Men (0:30)
4. #054 Coffee-Mate coffee whiteners with Denise Drysdale (0:30)
5. #055 Papa Giuseppi frozen pizzas (0:29)
6. #056 Amex Travellers Cheques with Karl Malden (ma vaffangolooo at 0’11”) (0:30)
7. #057 Devondale Long Life Cream (0:29)
8. #058 Sir Robert Menzies memorial trust national appeal 3 min (3:04)
9. #059 9 Promo ‘Hawaii Five-O’ fading to 9 ID ‘we’re the one’ Ken Sparkes voiceover (019) (0:18)
10. #060 British Airways holidays (0:59)

Dur: 8’21”, 38.7 MB, Mono

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.

**This is the last week of the David Rogerson collection! Next week we start with more from the vault of Ken Sparkes.


2OO – July 4th 1980
Dur: 27’39”, Mono, 12.9 MB
Audio credit: WIN Corp


3XY Timeshift (morning/arvo/drive/nights compile)
Dur: 2 hr 1 min, Mono, 57 MB
Audio credit: Nine Entertainment Co.


2UE: John Laws the final day – November 30th 2007
Dur: 92’36”, Mono, 43.4 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio

**Of course we all know now that it wasn’t his final day on air after all. This aircheck also continues on to Afternoons with John Stanley to the end of the tape.


2AY Nights – May 18th 1983
Dur: 89’10”, Mono, 41.8 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


2AY Melbourne Cup Breakfast
Dur: 91’08”, Mono, 42.7 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio

Video Update 01/04/2022

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The year is 1979 and we have quite a bit to get through with this year! Here’s part 5:

1979 TVC’s/Idents/Promos part 5

1. #041 Brashs ‘right on mister B’ jazzy soundtrack (0:59)
2. #042 Lufthansa – Jane von Sponeck, stewardess (0:30)
3. #043 Levi’s Cords disco soundtrack (0:30)
4. #044 The Brokers life insurance (1:00)
5. #045 Foster Clark’s quick custard mix (0:30)
6. #046 Sorbent Extra! toilet paper (0:29)
7. #047 Pine O’Cleen (1:00)
8. #048 CSR Wunderlich Windows (0:59)
9. #049 Smarties Fun Bag (0:30)
10. #050 Morley Ford (0:29)

Dur: 6’52”, 39.3 MB, Mono

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.


2CH Aircheck 1984
Dur: 30’24”, Mono, 14.2 MB
Audio credit: Pacific Star Network


2UW John Laws – Parts 6 and 7
Dur: 56’43”, Mono, 26.5 MB
Audio credit: ARN

**This is very likely a continuation of the earlier tapes of John Laws elsewhere on this site**


2AY with Dave Rogerson
Dur: 60’40”, Mono, 28.4 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


2AY with John Napier – June 26th 1983
Dur: 44’38”, Mono, 20.9 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio


Double O Jingle Roughs – November 6th 1978
Dur: 3’17”, Mono, 1.5 MB
Audio credit: Not known


4KQ Pointers x3
Dur: 2’33”, Stereo, 1.8 MB
Audio credit: ARN

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