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3XY 1422/93.9 Bay-FM Simulcast Tapes **Please note: Any editing heard on these tapes was made by the person who owned these tapes before passing them over to me – we are presenting these tapes intact, end to end. All stock was TDK AD. Cassette 6 Dur: 90’45”, Stereo, 83.1 MB Cassette 7 Dur: 91’57”, Stereo, […]

3XY: Nostradamus II – 1978 All files 160 kbps 44 kHz Stereo and credited to Ace Radio Reel 1: Segment 1 Dur: 9’46”, 13.6 MB Segment 2 Dur: 8’08”, 9.3 MB Segment 3 Dur: 6’32”, 7.6 MB Segment 4 Dur: 10’24”, 11.9 MB Reel 2: Segment 5 Dur: 9’08”, 10.4 MB Segment 6 Dur: 11’12”, […]

A milestone in anyone’s language! Tomorrow morning at 8.10am, June 1st 1993, after 15 years on 1224 AM, 2WS converted to the FM band at 101.7 FM – and tomorrow is the 30th anniversary of this event! From that ol’ triangular array out at Prospect, through to the shiny new transmitter and associated equipment at […]

RIP Doug Mulray

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Sad news to wake up to this morning and we’ve lost another radio guy overnight. Doug Mulray, aka Uncle Doug, The Reverend Doctor Doug, has passed away at 71 years of age. ..and here’s some of Uncle Doug’s audio (I hope EMI/OZ Records won’t mind me taking some material off the albums below). Video material […]

RIP Mike Drayson

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We’ve lost Mike Drayson overnight folks. Terrible news. News of this started coming through around 9pm-ish but it was unconfirmed then – it didn’t take long for confirmation to also come through though. What an absolute bummer. One of the good blokes of the industry who recently picked up where he left off on 99.3 […]

Airchecks Update 03/02/2023

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**Aircheck audio supplied by David Rogerson and Dave D Whitcomb Here are the September dubs from the Dave Rogerson collection! This collection is relatively smaller than the last couple, so I’m combining other audio with them. Each week we’ll have two from the Dave Rogerson collection, two from the Dave D Whitcomb collection (ex-2WS, 4KQ […]

Well, my apologies for a no show last week everyone. On January 17th my wonderful golden retriever Rexy passed away after 11 years and I was pretty cut about it so I went offline for a little while to deal with it. Toughest thing I’ve ever had to do. As the old saying goes, “Tell […]

Airchecks Update 13/01/2023

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**Aircheck audio supplied by David Rogerson and dubbed and mastered by Frankster 2WS Afternoons with Richard Monk – October 14th 2000 Dur: 1 hr 32 min, Stereo, 64.8 MB Audio credit: ARN 2WS Breakfast – September 25th 2000 Dur: 1 hr 32 min, Stereo, 64.8 MB Audio credit: ARN 4SS Promos/Bits Dur: 18’31”, Stereo, 13.1 […]

**Aircheck audio supplied by David Rogerson and dubbed and mastered by Frankster DMG/Nova 96.9 Test Transmission Day 1 – May 25th 2001 Dur: 1 hr 31 min, Stereo, 127 MB Audio credit: DMG **Note: This aircheck is at 192 kbps to preserve the sweep tones broadcast throughout 2AY-FM Undated Dur: 29’56”, Stereo, 21 MB Audio […]

Airchecks Update 09/12/2022

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**Aircheck audio supplied by David Rogerson and dubbed and mastered by Frankster **This is our second last update for 2022! Next friday December 16th will be our final for the year. We will then close for the christmas/new year break, and return on friday January 13th 2023 for another year of archival goodness! C91.3 Afternoons […]