The Frankster Archives

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Audio Update 27/08/2021

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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.


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

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

This week, continuing the Fitzgerald Productions audio which is a part of a collection I acquired in mid 2014.

“Mosa” jingle MX125220
Dur: 0’20”, Mono, 238 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions/Ralph Blunden Pty Ltd

W&G Custom Processed Record – 3KZ Preview and Jingles
Dur: 12’41”, Mono, 8.9 MB

Audio credit: W&G
1. 3KZ presents a preview of “THE BIG SOUND”
2. 3KZ’s new 1960 jingles

Broadcast Exchange of Australia – 8 Best Commercials Of 1959
Dur: 5’23”, Mono, 3.7 MB

Audio credit: BEA
1. Californian poppy CP77
2. Kellogg’s Corn Flakes 4
3. Lux 2
4. Omo 5
5. Kellogg’s Rice Bubbles (slight edit due to bad warp in the record)
6. Victa VM6
7. Vincents V1
8. Viscount 1

Leed Lemonade (white label pressing) – 45 and 30 sec versions
Dur: 1’19”, Mono, 930 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions
1. 45 sec version
2. 30 sec version

Leed Lemonade (radio commercials) – 30 and 45 sec versions and 30 sec theme
Dur: 1’52”, Mono, 1.3 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions
1. 30 sec LE/8757/69
2. 45 sec LE/8758/69
3. 30 sec theme LE/8759/69

Sunwhite Rice 25 second commercials – 1966
Dur: 3’38”, Mono, 2.5 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions
Side 1 – RG 27/1 to RG 27/4 inclusive
Side 2 – RG 27/5 and 27/6, then bed only tracks 7 and 8

Bushells radio tracks
Dur: 4’13”, Mono, 2.9 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions
Side 1 – 2x Coffee (BIC 29 and 30), 2x Tea (BLT 31 and 32)
Side 2 – 3x General (BIC 33, 34 and 35)

Buttercup Bakeries: Crumpets 60 sec – 1965
Dur: 0’56”, Mono, 659 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions

Buttercup Bread 30 sec radio tracks
Dur: 1’37”, Mono, 1.1 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions
1-3: BU34/R30 tk 1 ,2, 3

Ovaltine 25 sec commercials
Dur: 4’31”, Mono, 3.1 MB

Audio credit: Madison Milwyn Advtg. Pty. Ltd.
**An interesting one. The record cover has a handwritten note stating “Not Approved” in red ink. While this dub has 10 tracks, 9 are featured here for the simple reason that track 6 has damage – someone placed engraving on the run-in but somehow stretched it to the recorded groove and damaged it!**

This week, continuing the Fitzgerald Productions audio which is a part of a collection I acquired in mid 2014.

Lifesavers 25 sec radio L56R25 – 1965
Dur: 0’29”, Mono, 232 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions

Streets Lime Ripple 25SC4-I65 – 1965
Dur: 0’29”, Mono, 222 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions

Streets Shamrock Ice Cream – 1965
Dur: 0’29”, Mono, 228 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions

Australian Radio Advertising Bureau: Merit Awards Commercials undated AW31428
Dur: 6’37”, Mono, 3.1 MB

Audio credit: AWA Custom Recording
1. Introduction
2. Johnson’s baby powder “reading the can”
3. Speedo “sounds in colour – black”
4. Yardley “space face”
5. Marshall batteries
6. Rothmans consulate
7. Dan Burke electrical store
8. Kayser “knees pop out”

Australian Radio Advertising Bureau: Merit Awards Commercials, December 1967 – AW31896
Dur: 6’21”, Mono, 2.9 MB

Audio credit: AWA Custom Recording
1. Introduction
2. Marrickville margarine
3. Arnotts biscuits
4. B.O.A.C.
5. Ford heavy trucks
6. Victa mower mowers
7. Coca cola
8. Milk board
9. Crown salt

Buckleys Canadiol Mixture – 3x 60 sec, 3x 30 sec
Dur: 4’44”, Mono, 2.2 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions

Macquarie Broadcasting Service: Tulip Margarine – 1961
Dur: 0’30”, Mono, 236 KB

Audio credit: Macquarie Broadcasting Service

Victorian Milk Board – 9 versions
Dur: 3’51”, Mono, 1.8 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions
1. 60 sec vocal
2. 20 sec orch
3 and 4: 10 sec voc tail
5. 60 sec orch
6. 20 sec orch
7. 10 sec orch
8 and 9. 10 sec voc top

Pepsi Cola International: Joanie Summers – 1963 – 6 versions
Dur: 4’29”, Mono, 2.1 MB

Audio credit: Natec Sound Studios
1-3: 60 sec commercials
4-6: 25 sec commercials

Natec Sound Studios 1962 Christmas Message
Dur: 2’00”, Mono, 939 KB

Audio credit: Natec Sound Studios

Audio Update 25/06/2021

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This week and the next few weeks, we’re tying up some loose ends and presenting some more 7″ 45 rpm release dubs. All of these are from Fitzgerald Productions and a part of a collection I acquired in mid 2014.

Fitzgerald Productions: Leed promotional comms LE 9036-9039-69 – 1969, 4 versions
Dur: 1’40”, Mono, 1.1 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions
1 and 2: 15 sec tags LB 9036-69 and LB 9037-6

Fitzgerald Productions: General Electric Mantle TV Radio Audition tracks x2
Dur: 1’43”, Mono, 1.1 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions

Edinburgh Cigarettes – 5x 25 sec, 1964
Dur: 2’13”, Mono, 1.5 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions

G.E. Clock Radios (audition only)
Dur: 0’46”, Mono, 556 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions

G.E. TV’s 40 sec commercial
Dur: 0’45”, Mono, 544 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions

Consolidated Appliances SGB152 – 6 tracks
Dur: 5’24”, Mono, 3.8 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions

Mountain Maid Apple Juice 25 sec radio track
Dur: 0’28”, Mono, 346 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions

Streets Strawberry Malted Cone Bar 25 sec radio track – 1965
Dur: 0’27”, Mono, 338 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions

Lintas Pty Ltd: Nurses Cornflour 3x 25 sec radio tracks – 1965
Dur: 2’17”, Mono, 1.0 MB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions

Lintas Pty Ltd: Streets Gaytime Orange Chip 25 sec radio track – 1965
Dur: 0’32”, Mono, 393 KB

Audio credit: Fitzgerald Productions