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Audio Update 14/12/2020

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Some random audio to round off the year!

2HD aircheck 1968
Dur: 1 hr 29 min, 41.8 MB, Mono

Audio credit: Broadcast Operations Group
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

2SM aircheck 1990 – Matt Ponsonby
Dur: 16’13”, 15.2 MB, Stereo

Audio credit:Super Radio Network/Broadcast Operations Group
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Terry Allan: The Musical Backpack – Intro and Segment
Dur: 1’41”, 1.5 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: Production Company Unknown
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

2UE aircheck with Alan Jones, traffic chopper reports by Helen Hayes
Dur: 1’18”, 610 KB, Mono

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

2SM Sponsor Info – 3 cuts
Dur: 2’02”, 1.9 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: Super Radio Network/Broadcast Operations Group
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

2UE John Laws highlights tape
Dur: 13’51”, 12.9 MB, Stereo

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

2UE John Laws theme
Dur: 2’40”, 2.5 MB, Stereo

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

**This tape is the full length John Laws show theme, quite possibly taken from the broadcast cart, as lots of production people when recording to cart would not find the splice point and record over it, resulting in a momentary drop in audio as the splice passed over the heads. At 1’15” is this drop in audio.

2UE news tape: Bulletin by Fenn Kemp
Dur: 4’02”, 3.7 MB, Mono

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

3UZ aircheck 1971 – Ken Sparkes
Dur: 61’47”, 28.9 MB, Mono

Audio credit: RSN
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

2UE jingle demos, raw tape “Welcome To The Real World” package
Dur: 8’15”, 7.7 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: Production Company Unknown
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Video Update 10/12/2020

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**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, and my many thanks in the meantime.

Audio Update 10/12/2020

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More release dubs this week!

St George Building Society 4x 30″
Dur: 2’36”, 2.4 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: George Patterson Advertising
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

St George Building Society 1x 30″ – 1990
Dur: 1’00”, 943 KB, Stereo

Audio credit:GP Audio and Video
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Stanley Wines 2x 30″ – 1978
Dur: 1’37”, 658 KB, Stereo

Audio credit: AAV Australia
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Telegraph Mirror 1x 30″ – April 2nd 1991
Dur: 0’47”, 749 KB, Stereo

Audio credit: GP Audio and Video
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

**Some tape damage appears on this cut

News Ltd: The Australian 1x 30″ – October 22nd 1976
Dur: 0’43”, 686 KB, Stereo

Audio credit: Production Company Unknown
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

News Ltd: The Weekend Australian 1x 30″ – March 8th 1978
Dur: 0’43”, 689 KB, Stereo

Audio credit: Production Company Unknown
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Victa Mowers 1x 30″ – November 24th 1978
Dur: 0’44”, 659 KB, Stereo

Audio credit: Production Company Unknown
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

**Halfway through this cut, the audio reintroduces to barely a whisper – whether it had being accidentally erased or there was a duplicating issue before it got to me, who
knows…

White Wings Ltd summer promotion tracks 36-40
Dur: 2’54”, 2.7 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: Natec Sound Studios Sydney
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Woman’s Day Magazine 1x 30″
Dur: 0’40”, 638 KB, Stereo

Audio credit: AWA Custom Recording Sydney
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Wrigleys Doublemint 2x 60″ – 1978
Dur: 2’48”, MB, Stereo

Audio credit: Production Company Unknown
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney
**That’s definitely Dragon providing the band tracks, but the tags? Well, we’re not sure. One school of thought says Richard Wilkins but I don’t know.

Audio Update 02/12/2020

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More release dubs this week!

The Imperial Arcade 5x 30″ – 1990
Dur: 3’20”, 3.1 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: Production Company Unknown
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

**NB: This tape wasn’t in the best shape as you’ll hear throughout the cut**

Knox City Gifts 1x 30″ – 1978
Dur: 0’50”, 794 KB, Stereo

Audio credit:AAV Australia
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

News Ltd: Telegraph Mirror 1x 30″ – September 27th 1991
Dur: 0’42”, 658 KB, Stereo

Audio credit: GP Audio and Video
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Paddy’s Markets 1x 30″ – 1992
Dur: 0’33”, 524 KB, Stereo

Audio credit: Audiobrien
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Rodcoe Motors 3x 30″ – September 2nd 1976
Dur: 2’21”, 2.1 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: Production Company Unknown
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

**These cuts voiced by Issi Dye who is Bianca Dye’s dad!

Scott Towels 11x 30″ – 1976
Dur: 8’23”, 7.8 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: Production Company Unknown
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Selsun Blue 1x 30″ – 1978
Dur: 0’42”, 659 KB, Stereo

Audio credit: Production Company Unknown
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Simpsons Minimax Dryers 3x 30″ – 1978
Dur: 2’11”, 2.0 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: Street Remley Studios
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Sires Suits 1x 30″ – 1978
Dur: 0’59”, 929 KB, Stereo

Audio credit: General Advertising Company of Australia
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Southern Comfort 1x 90″ and 1x 60″ – October 29th 1978
Dur: 3’20”, 3.1 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: AAV Australia
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

…and that’s it, the following is the final in the series of Les Cook airchecks!


5KA aircheck February 28th 1977 – Tony Gordon
Dur: 48’43”, 22.8 MB, Stereo

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

Now the rest of the update, and some more release dubs!

Allan Coffee Motors 4x 30″ 1975
Dur: 2’47”, 2.1 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: Production Company Unknown
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Avis radio spots 5x 45″ – April 20th 1978
Dur: 4’43”, 2.1 MB, Stereo

Audio credit:Young & Rubicam
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Big M Egg Flip 1x 30″ – November 9th 1978
Dur: 0’53”, 844 KB, Stereo

Audio credit: AAV Australia
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Blues Cigarettes 6x 30″ – May 24th 1976
Dur: 4’31”, 3.1 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: George Patterson Advertising
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Carpet City 6x 30″ – 1976
Dur: 4’53”, 3.4 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: Radio 3KZ Melbourne
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Centacare 5x 30″ – November 16th 1993
Dur: 4’05”, 2.8 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: Catholic Communications
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Catholic Communications general spots 15x 30″ – April 20th 1999
Dur: 11’56”, 8.3 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: Catholic Communications
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

CES: Commonwealth Employment Service 2x 30″ – August 28th 1985
Dur: 1’51”, 1.3 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: Labsonics Melbourne
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Cuckoo Restaurant 2x 30″ – 1976
Dur: 1’50”, 1.2 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: Production Company Unknown
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

Myer Melbourne ‘Pantyhose’ 2x 30″ – 1977
Dur: 1’35”, 1.1 MB, Stereo

Audio credit: AAV Australia
Restored/Dubbed by Frankster @ DSM Sydney

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

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