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This week’s aircheck is undated (I *think* it might be 1979 but I’m not sure). In any case, here’s an hour worth of John Laws on the day he returned to Sydney’s 2UE!


2UE: John Laws returns to 2UE
Dur: 59’59”, 54.9 MB

..and some more of Ken Sparkes’s audio:

Stereo FM demo tape
Dur: 7’39”, 7.3 MB

Apple/Marchants
Starts with a quick ‘apple’ sweep, followed by a few versions of a soft drink ad, “Marchants”
Dur: 3’36”, 3.0 MB

3UZ phoner pre-records tape
Dur: 6’24”, 6.2 MB

5KA partial aircheck (1978)
Dur: 28’56”, 13.9 MB

Oh man. If there’s only one remix of mine you listen to for all time, this is the one. Honestly. I’m SO proud of how this mix of mine of this awesome song had turned out, I was in a hell of a rush to put it online – and as a result, there’s a pop at the start and at the end I’d forgotten to clip out. HA!

Ladeez ‘n’ gentl’mahn….may I present…my remix of:

John Cougar (Mellencamp): Hurts So Good (Frankstermix 2016)
Dur: 3’41”, 192 kbps 44 kHz Stereo, 5.0 MB
I had a rough idea of what I was trying to accomplish with this mix, but of course, what I thought about, and what actually turned out became two different things! Mostly playing with the faders to create a new sound here but gosh I had fun, hope you do too listening to it! I think though I had the compression turned up too far and so the whole mix does sound a little squashed – but this was too good a cut to just forget about and delete, so I kept it…and here it is now for you folks!

Top Spots Agency Master #45
Production dates: April to May 1985
192 kbps 44 kHz Stereo

Bing Lee Discounts: Sanyo/Wollongong (includes track ID’s) – 18/04/1985
Key: BL7568-1, 2, 3, 4
Dur: 2’49”, 3.8 MB

Bing Lee Discounts: Mother’s Day Promotion (includes track ID’s) – 18/04/1985
Key: BL7567-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Dur: 4’05”, 5.6 MB

Frawleys Shoe Stores (includes track ID’s) – 19/04/1985
Key: 6679, 6680, 6682, 6683, 6684, 6685, 6686, 6687, 6688
Dur: 6’03”, 8.3 MB

Sunsilk: Radio Submission Tracks 3x 30″ – 19/04/1985
Dur: 1’49”, 2.5 MB

Civic Permanent (includes track ID’s) – 23/04/1985
Track 1: 15% Quick Smart – 6698
Track 2: 30 sec track – 6703
Track 3: 45 sec track – 6697
Dur: 2’30”, 3.4 MB

State Rail: ACT Takeover (includes track ID’s)
Key: SR19-30, 20-30, 21-30
Dur: 2’00”, 2.7 MB

Centrepoint: Mother’s Day (includes track ID)
Key: CP30-6
Dur: 0’47”, 1.1 MB

Bovis Homes: Honolulu Holiday TV audio tracks (includes track ID’s)
Track 1: Left channel timecode sync (LOUD!), Right channel mixed track
Track 2: 2 track mix
Track 3: Mono bed track only
Dur: 1’55”, 2.6 MB

Fox Columbia: Runaway (includes track ID) – 28/04/1985
26 sec read, 4 sec at end for local tags
Key: FC-RUN-30
Dur: 0’53”, 1.2 MB

State Rail: ACT Takeover
Key: SR23-30, 24-30
Dur: 1’29”, 2.0 MB

Sinclairs Furniture (includes track ID’s)
Tracks 1 and 2: 10 sec TV audio tracks – 6672 and 6675
Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6: 30 sec tracks – 6676, 6674, 6673, 6677
Dur: 3’02”, 4.1 MB

Frawleys Shoe Store (includes track ID’s) – 30/04/1985
Key: 6718, 6719
Dur: 1’21”, 1.8 MB

International Discounters (includes slight reference tone and track ID’s) – 01/05/1985
Track 1: TV audio track INDIS-30-1 30 sec
Track 2 and 3: 2x 30″ sec for radio 2WS play only – INDIS-30-1, 2
Track 4 and 5: 2x 30″ sec for radio 2GO play only – INDIS-30-3, 4
Track ident by Bill Dowling of Top Spots Studios
Dur: 4’24”, 6.0 MB

Hanimex Micrographics – 02/05/1985
Dur: 1’12”, 1.6 MB

MSX Group: The New Specification – 02/05/1985
Key: MSX001, 002, 003
Dur: 2’14”, 3.0 MB

Bing Lee Discounts (includes track ID’s)
Key: BL7592-A, B, C, D, E
Dur: 3’25”, 4.7 MB

JC Discounts (incudes track ID’s) – 02/05/1985
Key: ANI-130, 230, 330
Dur: 2’13”, 3.0 MB

Stockland Maroubra – 03/05/1985
Key: GOOD-130 1x 30” sec
Dur: 0’48”, 1.1 MB

Stockland Corporate – 03/05/1985
Key: HOL-130, 230, 330, 430
Dur: 2’55”, 4.0 MB

Downs Manshops – 07/05/1985
Key: 2450A, B
Dur: 1’32”, 2.1 MB


This aircheck was found on Monday August 1st 2016, and contains the last half of Ian Macrae’s final show on 5AD Adelaide. Tape 1 is missing unfortunately, but here’s what remained.

5AD, April 1984: Ian Macrae’s last show
Dur: 90’27”, MP3 128 kbps 44 kHz, Mono, 86.4 MB

Airchecks: 2OO and 2UE

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A couple of audio transfer jobs came in recently and with one of those I’m slowly putting up that material bit by bit, so here’s the next lot. My thanks to David Rogerson who supplied the material for transfer!

Update: My many thanks and appreciation to one of my twitterati, @SydneyCityTV for the actual to-air dates and stations for the Alan Jones and John Laws airchecks. Legend!

2OO sales presentation reel
Dur: 4’43”, 128 kbps 44 kHz, 4.4 MB

2OO Aircheck: Jon Bond (date unknown)
Dur: 30’24”, 128 kbps 44 kHz, 27.8 MB

2OO Aircheck: Peter Armstrong (date unknown)
Dur: 30’22”, 128 kbps 44 kHz, 28.4 MB

2GB Aircheck: Alan Jones – September 26th 2003
Dur: 45’57”, 128 kbps 44 kHz, 41.9 MB

2UE Aircheck: John Laws – October 8th 2003
Dur: 45’53”, 128 kbps 44 kHz, 42.0 MB