The Frankster Archives

Saving audiovisual history one tape at a time

Browsing Posts published by Frankster

Audio Update 02/09/2022

Comments off

COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER

**All audio related to this project was dubbed and restored by Frankster here at the archive, Sydney, April 2022. To enable the use of the airchecks intact, they are provided here for promotional and entertainment purposes only. Thankyou to David Rogerson once again for supplying all material for us to work on and restore.

**NOTE: Some tapes may be appear to be off-speed. Last week’s offering of 3KZ certainly was! The good news is that we traced the speed issue to the machine used to record it. No surprise either as often these would be recorded on the cheapest radio/cassette combos and they were frequently off.


2WS Bruce Barnett last show – March 20th 1981
Dur: 30’05”, Mono, 14 MB
Audio credit: ARN

**As you can probably tell this cassette presented an absolute challenge. It shed like nothing else – you’ll notice the signal becoming more and more muffled as the audio goes on. There was nothing that could be done, the tape carried extensive damage and this would’ve probably been the last ever playback that it was capable of.


EON-FM 92.3 Melbourne
Dur: 1 hr 28 min, Stereo, 62.2 MB
Audio credit: SCA


3FOX-FM Nights – August 4th 1980
Dur: 30’09”, Stereo, 21.1 MB
Audio credit: SCA


3FOX-FM Breakfast with Mike Jeffreys – August 5th 1980
Dur: 30’16”, Stereo, 21.2 MB
Audio credit: SCA


4KQ Afternoons with Jim Pilgrim
Dur: 1 hr 29 min, Mono, 41 MB
Audio credit: SEN


2WS Drive with John Bond – February 22nd 2000
Dur: 58’40”, Stereo, 41.1 MB
Audio credit: ARN

Audio Update 26/08/2022

Comments off

**G’day viewers! (as a certain TV host once said!) Hope you enjoyed the various Ken Sparkes material we’ve had up here for the last couple of months. Now it’s time to change gear again as we present more airchecks from the David Rogerson collection! The first six are below.

COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER

**All audio related to this project was dubbed and restored by Frankster here at the archive, Sydney, April 2022. To enable the use of the airchecks intact, they are provided here for promotional and entertainment purposes only. Thankyou to David Rogerson once again for supplying all material for us to work on and restore.


2WS Breakfast with Holger Brockman – July 2nd 1981
Dur: 1 hr 25 min, Mono, 39.4 MB
Audio credit: ARN


3KZ – March 15th 1985
Dur: 1 hr 31 min, Mono, 42.5 MB
Audio credit: ARN

**Note: Sides A and B are transposed


6IX – June 26th 1985
Dur: 61’13”, Mono, 28.5 MB
Audio credit: Capital Radio Network/Grant Broadcasters


3FOX-FM Mornings/Drive – August 4th 1980
Dur: 60’17”, Stereo, 42.2 MB
Audio credit: SCA


Stereo AM demo tape – February 1st 1985
Dur: 4’17”, Stereo, 3.0 MB
Audio credit: Not Known


2UW Conversion 1994 – Loop audio
Dur: 0’43”, Mono, 511 KB
Audio credit: ARN

**G’day viewers! (as a certain TV host once said!) Please note this update is a little early due to Ausgrid works taking place in the area on both Thursday August 18th and Friday August 19th which will result in power cuts during business hours both days.

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.

**This update completes the Ken Sparkes collection! Next week’s update, we commence our next round of Australian radio airchecks.


AAV Australia – Lee Conway Album 1975 radio spot – 1975
Dur: 1’20”, Mono, 629 KB
Audio credit: AAV Australia/Image Records


Ken Sparkes Demo Tapes May 1978 – Jetset Tours/Badedas
Dur: 1’06”, Mono, 516 KB
Audio credit: Madrigal Sound Recording Sydney


2WS Rock Around The World jingles tape 1981
Dur: 1’47”, Stereo, 1.2 MB
Audio credit: ARN


Life Be In It – 2x 30 sec radio spots – March 11th 1980
Dur: 2’05”, Mono, 973 KB
Audio credit: Allan Eaton Sound Recording Studios Pty Ltd


Liv Maessen audio grab for Ken Sparkes
Dur: 0’38”, Mono, 296 KB
Audio credit: Bill Armstrong Pty Ltd


2WS: Ken Sparkes interviews Melissa McConnell of KYA San Francisco
Dur: 4’40”, Mono, 2.1 MB
Audio credit: ARN

Audio Update 12/08/2022

Comments off

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!

Comments off

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

Comments off

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 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

Comments off

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.


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

Comments off

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.


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

Comments off

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

Comments off

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.


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