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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 will follow later in the day.

Triple M (with Mark Warren)

Dur: 2’35”, 3.2 MB, Stereo

2WS 1999 (thanks to David Rogerson)

Dur: 1 hr 29 min approx, 103.9 MB, Stereo

With thanks to EMI/OZ Records, some material from What A Rude Album and 2 Rude

Anti-Ads No. 1 (with Ken Sterling)

Dur: 2’04”, Stereo, 4.2 MB

I’m A Punk

Dur: 3’02”, Stereo, 6.3 MB

The Two Lens

Dur: 0’50”, Stereo, 1.1 MB

Hooley Dooley (with The Bray Boys)

Dur: 2’58”, Stereo, 4.9 MB


Dur: 1’05”, Stereo, 2.2 MB

Anti Ads No. 2

Dur: 2’17”, Stereo, 3.5 MB

Single: You Are Soul
(courtesy Raw Prawn)

Dur: 3’05”, Stereo, 6.3 MB

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 FM Sydney (Northside Radio). We’ve been through the vault and here are four audio pieces of Mike.

The first two are airchecks from 5AD from February 1973 recorded a few days apart (with thanks to my good mate Les Cook – tapes are a little worn but we still managed to get some signal out of them), and following that, two reels recorded in December 1989 two weeks apart containing voiceovers by Mike for KA-FM.

5AD with Mike Drayson – February 22nd 1973
Dur: 30’33”, Mono, 42 MB
Audio credit: ARN

5AD with Mike Drayson – February 26th 1973
Dur: 30’28”, Mono, 42 MB
Audio credit: ARN

KA-FM voiceovers Reel 1 of 2 with Mike Drayson – December 6th 1989
Dur: 5’04”, Mono, 11.9 MB
Audio credit: SCA

KA-FM voiceovers Reel 2 of 2 with Mike Drayson – December 18th 1989
Dur: 10’13”, Mono, 23.4 MB
Audio credit: SCA

A bit of a background for this update, and I’m putting these up while I get things together again to be able to present regular updates here once more.

This audio forms part of a collection of audio cassettes I acquired in 2012 which had a lot of Melbourne radio throughout. I was looking at things like 3MMM, TT-FM etc, but the bulk of this lot was mainly recorded off the 1422 3XY AM side, as well as the 3XY/Bay-FM 93.9 simulcast. So I thought I’d put up a few so the site has some audio at least rather than leaving it bare bones for another period of time.

The various edits you hear from these were done by the person who recorded them – rest assured I haven’t tampered with any, what you’re hearing is how the audio appears on the tapes.

3MMM-FM: Andy McLean, 1991
Dur: 1 hr 32 min approx, Stereo, 87.2 MB
Audio credit: SCA

3XY: 1422 AM “Tape 13” – 1990/1991
Dur: 1 hr 32 min, Stereo, 88.1 MB
Audio credit: Nine Entertainment Co.

3XY: Kick To Kick 1988-1989
Dur: 1 hr 32 min, Stereo, 88.3 MB
Audio credit: Nine Entertainment Co.

3XY: Punter To Punter 1988-1989
Dur: 1 hr 33 min, Stereo, 89.7 MB
Audio credit: Nine Entertainment Co.

An update from me

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G’day folks,

An update from me and also as to where this site is heading.

The audio and video will come back shortly, I just need to get a few things out of the way first. As I mentioned in a previous update, my sister is going through breast cancer at the moment. She’s seeing an oncologist this week so we’ll know a bit more after that, and in the same space of time I also had my appointment with the eye clinic.

Blepharitis unfortunately can recur, but for the moment I’ve been given the all clear. It’s a pig of a thing when it happens though so I gotta try and stay on top of it. Thankfully it’s pretty simple to keep at bay. But Vania’s cancer is the big worry at the moment and as you can imagine she can’t drive to these appointments because she’s fearful she’ll have a panic attack behind the wheel and be involved in an accident, so we’re having to take public transport – in itself a bit of a drain in our savings. To this end though I’d like to thank someone who came through a couple of weeks back with the most incredible donation it actually made both Vania and I break down in tears, knowing that there are still some wonderful people in this world. Thankyou so much mate, you know who you are – and also thankyou to everyone who donated earlier in the year to helping me get through my dog’s final vet bills ($1000 plus).

Vania is a fighter, I know she will get through this – but the savings are dwindling. I may have some good news shortly though, well I hope so anyway – I have managed to get the attention of a media network (I won’t tell you which one, at least for now, because I don’t want anything to jeopardise all the effort I’ve put in so far), but if it bears fruit it will definitely get Vania and I out of this financial mess we’re going through and if I’m there for a couple of years I will finally be able to break out of this rental cycle (the damn place is costing us $650/week and it’s an absolute struggle right now) and actually put down a deposit on our own home. Something needs to be done and as I approach 50 I don’t want to be stuck in this rut forever. So fingers crossed, heck, everything crossed.

We do have some wonderful material to put up so bookmark us and keep checking back – it’ll be worth the wait.

Thanks again everyone, I appreciate it. Standby.

Monday saw news published by Radioinfo that Steve Mummery was heading back to SCA in his new role of Content Strategy Manager, based in Perth.

To go along with the story I thought it’d be fun to put up a couple of Steve’s airchecks to go along with the story. Both of these are from 1984.

2AY Drive – November 26th 1984
Dur: 29’50”, 68.2 MB, Mono
Audio credit: Ace Radio

7LA – 1984
Dur: 1 hr 30 min approx, 206 MB, Stereo
Audio credit: ARN

Well we’re back!

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Well, bit of a surprise really. I wasn’t expecting to be back for a long while, but things have improved.

A few things I had to let go of a couple of weeks back, and as some of you may know, one of those was my website and efforts in AV restoration and all.

Well talk about being bitten by the bug.

I’ve found it hard to even just move on with my life because the site and the other stuff was part of my routine – without them I’ve had a really tough time trying to move forward and find a purpose with my life.

Honestly, take it from me – when things go bad, as they will, try and find the strength to keep going. I went the other way. Didn’t wanna know anything, anyone, etc etc. It wasn’t a good way to go. I found myself even more of a wreck than I was before I got rid of things. Things I really enjoyed doing, things I really loved doing.

I need to basically keep busy. Aside from my dog’s passing and problems I’ve had with my eyes (I’ve had conjunctivits in both which turned into blepharitis and I had to get treated, in fact my next treatment is mid next week), and on top of all this, my sister has had a malignant breast cancer diagnosis that she’s trying to get treatment for (she’s been back and forth to a cancer centre and so far all they seem to be doing is running tests – the operation for her should’ve actually taken place by now!). So we both are back there tomorrow and we’re gonna find out what the hell is going on.

As you can imagine this alone is screwing the living crap out of our savings so a friend of hers has set up a Gofundme to help with costs involved in going back and forth to treatment, tests and whatnot. The link to this is below, if you’d like to give us a hand its neither required nor expected of you but it will help. The link is

While we’re here can I say a very big thankyou to those of you who donated to getting my little buddy Rexy’s medical bills sorted earlier this year! It’s just been one thing after another this year, get over one thing, and then another thing pops up.

Thanks also to my webhost VentraIP who restored things in record time. Site currently has no audio or video but there will be updates very soon.

…and thanks to YOU for continuing to visit and the wonderful support! Standby, we’ll be back with updates shortly.

Video Update 03/02/2023

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Commercials Compile 1978
Dur: 5’53”, Mono, 65.4 MB, MP4
This compile contains the following tracks:

1. Superlook bras ‘n’ panties (0:30)
2. Lindemans Wines ‘you make us smile dr lindeman’ no voiceover (0:29)
3. Whiskas ‘cats keep comin’ back for whiskas’ (0:30)
4. Pure & Simple cooking sprays (0:30)
5. 9 ID ‘still the one’ Fantasy Island promo mix (0:17)
6. 9 ID ‘still the one’ Fantasy Island promo mix and Friday Night Movie opener (0:31)
7. House Of Merivale mr john (1:00)
8. McDonalds Lunch ‘we’ve got it all for you’ (1:00)
9. Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid (0:31)
10. Philips Food Processors (0:30)

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 and others), and then two tapes from a collection of reels discovered in a storage area in 2003 that once belonged to 2UW Sydney.

David Rogerson Collection

4SS: Last half hour – December 31st 1994
Dur: 33’27”, Stereo, 23.4 MB
Audio credit: Great Southern Land Media Group

Mix 93 FM: First 20 minutes – January 1st 1995
Dur: 23’00”, Stereo, 16.1 MB
Audio credit: Great Southern Land Media Group

Dave D Whitcomb Collection

200 Afternoons (circa 1979-1980)
Dur: 1 hr 32 min, Mono, 65 MB
Audio credit: Win Corp

2UW Breakfast – May 13th 1977
Dur: 61’35”, Mono, 43.2 MB
Audio credit: ARN

2UW Master 1/4″ Reels

2UW Promo Master #2
Dur: 20’32”, Mono, 28.8 MB
Audio credit: ARN

**No cuesheet for this reel but it mostly consists of various versions and mixes for the 2UW Supaloo competition

2UW Promo Master #57 – Recorded June 16th to July 7th 1986
Dur: 30’03”, Stereo, 42.1 MB
Audio credit: ARN

**Cuesheet here

Video Update 27/01/2023

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Commercials Compile 1976
Dur: 3’35”, Mono, 59.8 MB, MP4
This compile contains the following tracks:

1. Goodyear Auto Service Centres – Allan Moffatt and Robert Hughes (0:30)
2. The House Of Seppelt (0:30)
3. Arnotts Scotch Finger Biscuits (0:30)
4. Kleenex Tissues (0:31)
5. Wondersoft Toilet Tissue (0:30)
6. Saverys (0:31)
7. Spunky Magazine (0:31)

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 me it’s just a dog, and I’ll tell you you’re just an idiot”. I’ve also been trying to pay off his vet bills which has also turned out quite hard to do so I have enlisted a GoFundMe to help with this. If you can help in my quest, it’s certainly not required nor expected of you but it will take the pressure off. Go here and please accept my sincere thanks if you do decide to give me a hand.

**Aircheck audio supplied by David Rogerson and dubbed and mastered by Frankster. This is the last lot of tapes from the April 2022 dubs! Next week, we’ll present the September 2022 dubs.

2NX with Graeme Rodgers – November 10th 1979
Dur: 46’43”, Mono, 21.4 MB
Audio credit: SCA

2KO – November 10th 1979
Dur: 46’43”, Mono, 21.4 MB
Audio credit: SCA

5KA “The New KA” Breakfast and Mornings – 1980
Dur: 1 hr 31 min, Mono, 41.6 MB
Audio credit: SCA

3MP “The New MP” Nights – September 9th 1980
Dur: 63’50”, Mono, 29.2 MB
Audio credit: Ace Radio

**NOTE: This aircheck was up a while back but it was discovered the transfer was running a little too fast. I’ve since corrected it for this updated transfer.**