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Audio Update 12/08/2022

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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.


Ken Sparkes interviews Ross Wilson
Dur: 25’55”, Mono, 12 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises


3UZ aircheck and bits – September 9th 1969
Dur: 3’29”, Mono, 1.6 MB
Audio credit: RSV

**Includes a news bulletin with John Ford


3UZ Bits ‘n’ Pieces
Dur: 29’43”, Stereo, 20.8 MB
Audio credit: RSV


6KY Cat Stevens radio special – Tape 2
Dur: 31’50”, Mono, 14.8 MB
Audio credit: Bill Armstrong Pty Ltd


2SM Rocktober presentation tape – V/O John Torv (Jaan)
Dur: 5’25”, Mono, 2.5 MB
Audio credit: SRN/BOG


Mike Brady demo tape
Dur: 10’29”, Mono, 7.6 MB
Audio credit: Bill Armstrong Pty Ltd

Happy Birthday John Laws!

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Happy birthday Lawsie! 87 not out! Thought it’d be fun to put together some audio this morning.

This audio presented with thanks to David Rogerson, 2UW, 2GB, 2UE, 2SM and others.


2UW – July 27th 1979
Dur: 1 hr 30 min approx, 212 MB


2GB
Dur: 44’28”, 103 MB


2UE – October 13th 1980
Dur: 30’40”, 75 MB


2SM during “American Cameo” – August 14th 1958
Dur: 29’47”, 68 MB


John Laws and Pykes Nurseries
Dur: 5’42”, 8.0 MB


Theme: The Best Of The John Laws Week
Dur: 0’53”, 847 KB

Audio Update 05/08/2022

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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 Glen Campbell special – Tape 3
Dur: 11’25”, Mono, 5.3 MB
Audio credit: RSV


2CA Solid Gold Profiles – Tape 1
Dur: 39’53”, Mono, 18.6 MB
Audio credit: RSV


3UZ Promo Master Reel 1974 – Various Promos
Dur: 19’35”, Mono, 9.1 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises for 3UZ


5KA Bits ‘n’ Pieces tape 1977
Dur: 23’12”, Mono, 10.8 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises for 5KA


3UZ News with John Ford 1969 – Takes 1-4
Dur: 15’13”, Mono, 7.1 MB
Audio credit: RSV


3UZ: Ken Sparkes – ‘Mutual Pools’ recording session, various takes
Dur: 3’25”, Mono, 1.6 MB
Audio credit: RSV

Audio Update 29/07/2022

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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.


5KA Aircheck with Ken Sparkes tape 1 – October 22nd 1977
Dur: 19’36”, Mono, 13.7 MB
Audio credit: SCA

**We’re unaware of the existence of another tape of this aircheck at the moment.


3UZ Boob Tape #2
Dur: 33’50”, Mono, 23.7 MB
Audio credit: RSV


Ken Sparkes interviews Johnny O’Keefe – 1969, unedited
Dur: 31’12”, Mono, 21.9 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises for 3UZ


3UZ Airchecks 1965-1967
Dur: 62’11”, Mono, 43.6 MB
Audio credit: RSV


3UZ Aircheck: The Ken Sparkes Show – 1971
Dur: 28’11”, Mono, 19.7 MB
Audio credit: RSV


2SM “Dubbed Off Cart” tape
Dur: 25’09”, Stereo, 23.5 MB
Audio credit: Super Radio Network/Broadcast Operations Group

Audio Update 22/07/2022

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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.


2SM 7 O’Clock Special with Steve Murphy – The Doobie Bros – May 7th 1991
Dur: 27’52”, Mono, 19.5 MB
Audio credit: Super Radio Network/Broadcast Operations Group

**This tape was recorded at the same time the show was going to air


Ken Sparkes interviews John Farnham for his album “Johnny Sings The Movies” – Sep 1974
Dur: 29’30”, Mono, 13.7 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises for 3UZ


Ken Sparkes interviews Barry Crocker – 1973
Dur: 31’54”, Mono, 14.8 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises for 3UZ


3UZ Logging Tape/Aircheck #5 1969 (8pm-10pm a blank track for some reason)
Audio credit: RSV
Tape Track 4, 9/5/69 10pm-Midnight – 56.3 MB, 2 hr 00 min
Tape Track 3, 10/5/69 6am-8am – 55.9 MB, 2 hr 00 min
Tape Track 2, 10/5/69 8am-10am – 58.7 MB, 2 hr 05 min


3UZ Helen Reddy Special – Tape 2
Dur: 29’22”, Mono, 13.7 MB
Audio credit: RSV


Ken Sparkes interviews Glen Campbell/3UZ Special 1973 – Tape 2
Dur: 18’55”, Mono, 13.2 MB
Audio credit: RSV

RIP Jaan (John) Torv

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Word came through earlier this evening courtesy of Radioinfo that Jaan (John) Torv had passed away. I was absolutely saddened to hear this news, I’m a big fan of his work and what better way to tribute him than to compile this post.

This contains various pieces of his work I’ve collected over the years in both video and audio form. Unfortunately we’re a bit light on of John’s taped history but hope you enjoy the following pieces – he will be unbelievably missed. RIP Jaan and thankyou.

John Torv’s Music Video – 1985 edition – 30 MB, 1’15”
This is a great one, John reading an ad for Mode, in tandem with a fashion house, and appearing to look like he was having great fun doing it too.
Grab it from here

The National Olympic Telethon with John Torv – 1984 – 190 MB, 8’16”
Some bits and pieces from the Ten Network’s “National Olympic Telethon” from 1984 here with John hosting.
Grab it from here

2SM Nostradamus One – 1977 – Segment 1
John behind the mike here at 2SM presenting Nostradamus One from 1977.
Grab it from here

2SM Rocktober Presentation Tape
A presentation tape here for 2SM’s Rocktober promotions with John at the helm – 1975.
Grab it from here

Audio Update 15/07/2022

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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.


2SM 7 O’Clock Special with Ken Sparkes – Bernie Taupin
Dur: 13’27”, Stereo, 9.4 MB
Audio credit: Super Radio Network/Broadcast Operations Group

**This is actually a pre-edit segment tape for this special. We’re not sure of a final mix tape in existence, at least not yet.**


Ken Sparkes – 1994 Demo Tape
Dur: 8’53”, Stereo, 6.2 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises

**Ken recorded many demo tapes in his broad media life – here’s one from 1994. There were two contact phone numbers at the end which are probably still valid bar the addition of the extra number. We have edited these out.


WWOS Cricket jingles August 1991
Dur: 8’13”, Stereo, 5.7 MB
Audio credit: Metropolis Audio/DDB Needham

**This is a jingles master recorded at Metropolis Audio for Channel 9 and the 1991 series of cricket jingles. Probably a stepdown reel as the track listing is photocopied onto the box with a notation it was recorded at 38cms (15 IPS) – this reel was 19cms (7.5 IPS). Seems to me it slows down initially too – it may have been dubbed from a tape which wasn’t in particularly good shape. There doesn’t seem to be any other tapes for this one so I’m afraid this is the best we’ve got.


2SM 7 O’Clock Special with Steve Murphy – Carly Simon special – April 19th 1991
Dur: 31’21”, Stereo, 22.0 MB
Audio credit: Super Radio Network/Broadcast Operations Group

**Steve Murphy’s turn at the 7 O’Clock Special – this tape recorded as the show was going to air live.

2SM Dubbed Off Cart master reel
Dur: 26’55”, Mono/Stereo, 18.9 MB
Audio credit: Super Radio Network/Broadcast Operations Group

**Another compile reel of 2SM’s broadcast carts and other material – the tape does not have a box but a cuesheet is available here.


2SM Station Profile – February 18th 1987
Dur: 8’25”, Stereo, 5.9 MB
Audio credit: Super Radio Network/Broadcast Operations Group

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.


3UZ KJS Bits 1 – February 1973
Dur: 57’52”, Mono, 27 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises

**Cuesheet page 1 here, page 2 here, and page 3 here


3UZ KJS Bits 2 – February 1973
Dur: 63’03”, Mono, 29.4 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises

**This tape has cuesheets. Page 1 is here and page 2 is here


3UZ Ken Sparkes 1973 New Year’s Resolutions
Dur: 8’27”, Stereo, 5.9 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises


Ken Sparkes – “Elton John roughs” tape
Dur: 22’40”, Mono, 10.5 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises

**These are raw bits ‘n’ pieces for a 3UZ Elton John special recorded in 1973 – halfway through Ken chats to Molly Meldrum!


3UZ: Aircheck/Logging Tape #4 – Friday May 9th 1969
Dur: See below, all tracks mono
Audio credit: RSN
Tape Track 1: 12 Midday to 2pm – 2 hr 8 min, 60.4 MB Play/Download
Tape Track 4: 2pm to 4pm – 1 hr 45 min, 49.1 MB Play/Download
Tape Track 3: 4pm to 6pm – 1 hr 56 min, 54.3 MB Play/Download
Tape Track 2: 6pm to 8pm – 2 hr 8 min, 59.9 MB Play/Download


3UZ Special – The Hollies tape 2 – Ken Sparkes
Dur: 29’43”, Mono, 20.8 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises/RSN

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 interviews Johnny Chester and Ross Wilson
Dur: 19’06”, Mono, 8.9 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises


2SM Lite ‘n’ Easy/Sydney’s Music jingles
Dur: 12’11”, Stereo, 8.5 MB
Audio credit: SRN/BOG

**This tape has cuesheets. Page 1 is here and page 2 is here


2SM More Music jingle package – January 17th 1992
Dur: 5’05”, Stereo, 3.5 MB
Audio credit: SRN/BOG


2WS B’fast Tape – July 27th 1981
Dur: 14’25”, Mono, 10.1 MB
Audio credit: ARN

**Looking closer at this one it seems to be a tape of interviews recorded by Ken, presumably for use on his “Rock Around The World/Sparkes On Sunday” shows.


3UZ: The Ken Sparkes Show 1965-1967 bits ‘n’ pieces tape
Dur: 24’40”, Mono, 11.5 MB
Audio credit: RSN


EMI National Advertising: Gilbert O’ Sullivan – 4th LP Track By Track interview
Dur: 19’13”, Mono, 12.2 MB
Audio credit: EMI/Studios 301 Sydney

Audio Update 24/06/2022

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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.


2SM News Highlights 1972 tape 3
Dur: 18’00”, Mono, 8.4 MB
Audio credit: SRN/BOG


2SM with Sam Kronja “Big Sam’s Music Shop” aircheck mid 60’s
Dur: 31’31”, Mono, 14.7 MB
Audio credit: SRN/BOG


2SM Tape SM-1273: Network Jingles
Dur: 11’39”, Mono, 8.1 MB
Audio credit: SRN/BOG


2SM Ken Sparkes Bathurst Crosses tape – Easter 1992
Dur: 28’48”, Mono, 13.4 MB
Audio credit: SRN/BOG


3UZ Aircheck
Dur: 5’57”, Mono, 2.7 MB
Audio credit: RSN


Ken Sparkes: Country Special ‘cartoon radio’
Dur: 26’25”, Mono, 12.2 MB
Audio credit: KJS Enterprises

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