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Airchecks Update 01/12/2016

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Greetings! More audio here, this week some Ken Sparkes stuff, all of it from 2WS, 1981-1982. Left-clicking each of these will stream them to you, but if it’s too slow or otherwise unreliable, just right-click and listen to them offline instead.

2WS Aircheck: Rock Around The World with Ken Sparkes – September 13th 1981
Dur: 89’57”, 128 kbps 44 kHz, 84.6 MB
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**This one I had a great deal of trouble with as you’ll hear. Ampex’s problems weren’t confined to just their open-reel stock – this was from one of their 20-20 Studio series cassettes!

2WS Aircheck: Rock Around The World/New Music Forum – June 14th 1981
Dur: 45’00”, 128 kbps 44 kHz, 42.4 MB
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2WS Aircheck: Rock Around The World – June 14th 1982
Dur: 90’17”, 128 kbps 44 kHz, 82.9 MB
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2WS Aircheck: Rock Around The World – July 1981
Dur: 94’10”, 128 kbps 44 kHz, 86.4 MB
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Top Spots Update 01/12/2016

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Top Spots Agency Master #24
Production dates: February to March 1984
192 kbps 44 kHz Stereo

RCA/Columbia Pictures/Hoyts Video: Ghandi (package F)
Key: RCA9049-A, B
Dur: 1’08”, 1.5 MB
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NRMA Phone Finance – 27/02/1984
Key: NRMA-418-30, 419-30, 422-30, 423-30
Key: NRMA-420-30, 421-30, 424-30, 425-30 (these tracks with new phone number)
Dur: 4’07”, 5.6 MB
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Colour Market – 27/02/1984
Key: CM001, 002
Dur: 1’01”, 1.4 MB
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Tom’s Tyres: Radio 6NW airplay only
Dur: 3’31”, 4.8 MB
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Dick Smith Electronics: One Day Sale – 29/02/1984
Key: DS004, 005
Dur: 1’07”, 1.5 MB
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RCA/Columbia Pictures/Hoyts Video: Ghandi (package F)
Key: RCA9049-C
Dur: 0’31”, 743 KB
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Indoor Cricket Arenas
Key: CAM-130
Dur: 0’30”, 711 KB
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Dick Smith Electronics: One Day Sale – 29/02/1984
Key: DS006, 007
Dur: 1’07”, 1.5 MB
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Liverpool Centre Pool – 05/03/1984
Track 1: Music only track
Track 2 to 4: POOL-130, 230, 330
Dur: 2’10”, 2.9 MB
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Australian Democrats: Ray Griffiths – 07/03/1984
Key: RG-130, RG-230
Dur: 1’09”, 1.6 MB
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Louie’s At The Loo – 07/03/1984
Key: LOU-130
Dur: 0’30”, 726 KB
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Colour Market – 27/02/1984
Key: Tracks 1 and 2 – Brisbane versions CM001-BRIS, CM002-BRIS
Key: Tracks 3 and 4 – Melbourne version CM001-MELB, CM002-MELB
Dur: 2’04”, 2.8 MB
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Fox Columbia: The Dresser – 14/03/1984
Key: FC-DRESSER-30
Dur: 0’30”, 714 KB
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Australian Democrats: Ray Griffiths – 17/03/1984
Key: RG-330
Dur: 0’33”, 776 KB
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Radio Commercials

My Career – March 2005
Key: MYCR002_30, 004_30
Dur: 1’02”, 1.9 MB, 256 kbps 44 kHz Stereo
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Myer Hot Sale – October 2004
Key: MSL1435, 1436, 1437
Dur: 1’32”, 2.8 MB, 256 kbps 44 kHz Stereo
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Myer – September 2004
Key: MSL1408, 1416, 1417, 1418, 1419, 1420, 1422, 1423
Dur: 4’06”, 7.6 MB, 256 kbps 44 kHz Stereo
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Myer – March 2005
Key: MSL1889, 1890
Dur: 1’09”, 1.0 MB, 128 kbps 48 kHz Stereo
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Myer – March 2005
Key: MSL1898, 1899, 1909, 1910
Dur: 2’06”, 1.9 MB, 128 kbps 44 kHz Stereo
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Myer One Day Sale – November 2004
Key: MSL1474, 1475, 1476, 1477
Dur: 2’05”, 3.9 MB, 256 kbps 44 kHz Stereo
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Myer – July 2004
Key: MSL1359, 1360, 1361, 1367, 1368, 1369, 1371, 1383, 1386, 1387, 1389, 1391, 1392REVISED, 1393REVISED
Dur: 7’01”, 13.1 MB, 256 kbps 44 kHz Stereo
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Myer – April 2005
Key: MSL1915, 1916, 1925, 1929, 1929-Syd, 1930, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1947-Sydney, 1948, 1949, 1955, 1956
Dur: 16’20”, 15.3 MB, 128 kbps 44 kHz Stereo
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Myer Winter Clearance/Megamart – August 2004
Key: MSL1402, 1404
Dur: 1’01”, 1.9 MB, 256 kbps 44 kHz Stereo
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Mylanta 12 Hour Action – November 2004
Key: PFI4643NEW, 4643-R
Dur: 1’08”, 2.1 MB, 256 kbps 44 kHz Stereo
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**Many thanks to @SydneyCityTV for actual dates on the 2UW and 2DAY airchecks! Thanks a lot mate!

3AK Jingles Reel for Ray Bean: No Wrinklys set, 26/10/1971
Dur: 5’39”, 128 kbps 44 kHz, 5.1 MB
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Tape AC2331 Side A: 2UW Aircheck – June 23rd 1984 (Stereo)
Dur: 47’09”, 128 kbps 44 kHz, 43.1 MB
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Tape AC2331 Side B: 2DAY-FM Aircheck – June 23rd 1984
Dur: 46’53”, 128 kbps 44 kHz, 42.9 MB
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Bill Armstrong Sound: 4BC Jingle roughs, 10/01/1972
Dur: 12’09”, 128 kbps 44 kHz, 11.1 MB
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Top Spots Update 20/11/2016

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Top Spots Agency Master #55
Production dates: December 1985 – January 1986
192 kbps 44 kHz Stereo

Bing Lee Discounts – 20/12/1985
Key: BL2512-A, B, C, D, E, F
Dur: 2’57”, 4.0 MB
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Fox Columbia: Commando – 06/01/1986
Key: FC-CO-30
Dur: 0’32”, 768 KB
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TDK Australia: Audio Cassettes – 09/01/1986
Key: 30TDK-2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Dur: 2’02”, 2.8 MB
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Pure & Natural Food Shops – 14/01/1986
Key: PN-130, 230, 330
Dur: 1’33”, 2.1 MB
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State Rail – 14, 15 and 28/01/1986
Tr 1: No key, cold voice
Tr 2: No key, miscellanous mix
Tr 3: Key SR139
Tr 4 to 6: Key SR130, 131, 134
Dur: 6’01”, 8.2 MB
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Pure & Natural Food Shops – 16/01/1986
Key: PN130R, 230R, 330R revised tracks
Dur: 1’31”, 4.2 MB
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Bing Lee Discounts – 16/01/1986
Key: BL1901-A, B
Dur: 1’02”, 1.3 MB
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Channel 7: Sons and Daughters replacement track – 18/01/1986
Key: K147
Dur: 0’30”, 721 KB
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World Trade Promotions: International Motorcycle Exhibition – 22/01/1986
Key: WOR1520
Dur: 0’31”, 735 KB
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Bing Lee Discounts – 23/01/1986
Key: BL2601-A, B, C, D, E
Dur: 2’29”, 3.4 MB
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ATN7: News Promos – 28/01/1986
Key: ATN1, ATN2
Dur: 1’00”, 1.4 MB
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Readers Digest: February 1986 Issue
Key: RDSS-30-1, 2, 3, 4
Dur: 2’06”, 2.9 MB
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State Rail: Urail revised tracks – 30/01/1986
Key: SR146 revised
Key: SR146 revised, vocals only
Dur: 1’37”, 2.2 MB
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