Thanks to a certain Smiley, who reminded me about part 2 of this historic check from 1981 which contains rare use of the official callsign 6NOW
Bob Stuart and news from Murray Dickson I suspect it is from late 1981 when Bob was on breakfast and 96FM only played one 60sec commercial in a break. We went to traditional cluster spots on Jan 1 1982.
Thanks to Michael Dalton for this pearler, btw this is part one 2.77MB
special significance owing to the events of this week, looks like we’ve lost another Australian Rock Radio Icon as KIIS explodes across this wide brown land, sorry if that brings on connotations, damn fine radio station is 96FM
Back to the 80’s on this the songs the style “The New 2UW” (btw Pete, what was that about the copywriter, hehe)
this is part one, more soon
Thanks to Marc McCreadie for this audio
Thanks to Andrew Host for this audio, from a 1981 presentation tape that was used by the sales team, there’s more 2SM jocks on the way soon
note the use of vocoders and a very hyped style, must have been prior to Marleys passing
An original jingle from the era of Willesee, Laws, Kennedy, actually Graham Kennedy did a 3 hour Sunday morning gig that was really entertaining.
Some background from a former Production guru, I thought the voice here was Gary Roberts,
The time period (1981) is right for Gary still pulling air shifts (10am – 2pm) while being Program Director but it is Mr. Smooth John Hood on the audio.
The music and time call is a night time shift which Gary would not have done. Hoodie did the 6pm – 10pm shift. He never did many commercial production voices so I don’t have a strong memory of his actual voice. But the slow laconic style and language fits John Hood as I remember him.
The whips thing is odd an ad for jewellers Mazzuchellis
Thanks to P.J. for getting this to the transmitter, Burgo was crook so the emergency inflatable announcer (credit to JC for that) was called in