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96FM Perth, Boticas bunch scoped aircheck

5.30am Monday July 8th, 96FM brought the inimitable Freddy Botica back to the Perth Airwaves with his partner in crime Lisa Shaw. If this sample is anything to go by these 2 will be championing the start of an exciting new era for Perths Iconic 1st Commercial FM.

2NXscape Promos 8-10

2NXscape Promos 8-10

2NX Newcastle

What, you thought that was it, nah, here’s more, superbly crafted and featuring the voice of Gary Roberts

 

2NX-scape was one of three station promotions taking advantage of the X call sign.  The others being 2NX-pedition (A form of car rally with location clues broadcast on air eventually leading listeners to a live concert featuring The Angels) and 2NX-change (collect $1 “fake” paper money from various locations to bid and exchange for prizes auctioned on air).

It came from an era when promotions were directly funded by the station (not clients) and designed to enhance the 24/7 image rather than individuals and specific session times like breakfast crews, morning talk shows and drive time “funsters”.

2NXscape Promo’s 5 -7

2NXscape Promos 5 -7

2NX Col Joye 45

here’s more great promo’s

2NX-scape was one of three station promotions taking advantage of the X call sign.  The others being 2NX-pedition (A form of car rally with location clues broadcast on air eventually leading listeners to a live concert featuring The Angels) and 2NX-change (collect $1 “fake” paper money from various locations to bid and exchange for prizes auctioned on air).

It came from an era when promotions were directly funded by the station (not clients) and designed to enhance the 24/7 image rather than individuals and specific session times like breakfast crews, morning talk shows and drive time “funsters”.

2NXscape Promo 01 -4

2NXscape Promo 01 -4

Many thanks to Michael Dalton and Gary Roberts for this information, here are the first few promo’s, more soon, enjoy the journey on the 747

2NX-scape was one of three station promotions taking advantage of the X call sign.  The others being 2NX-pedition (A form of car rally with location clues broadcast on air eventually leading listeners to a live concert featuring The Angels) and 2NX-change (collect $1 “fake” paper money from various locations to bid and exchange for prizes auctioned on air).

It came from an era when promotions were directly funded by the station (not clients) and designed to enhance the 24/7 image rather than individuals and specific session times like breakfast crews, morning talk shows and drive time “funsters”.

 

In keeping with Gary Roberts legendary passion for attention to detail 2NX-scape was planned in meticulous detail.  The concept came from Milt Barlow (who later followed Gary as PD of Radio Hauraki NZ).  We worked out of hours over several weekends to complete an entire set of teasers and promo’s in advance of going to air.

 

2NX-scape may be from another century but I hope it still stands up as a great idea with promo’s well written and performed.

2NX Newcastle

RA Aircheck-4IP Sherbet Concert Promo 01

RA Aircheck-4IP Sherbet Concert Promo 01

Here’s what Michael Dalton sent, thanks again Mike,

“Nice to see lots of interesting material from a variety of contributors popping up on the Antenna.  Also good to see you maintaining contacts and pics with Charlie Fox, Jimmy Barnes etc etc.

Don’t have any info re: sherbet concert itself except it must have been circa 1978/79.  It would have been a routine station promotion.

 

Promo one is as you suggested Darryl Braithwaite and Gary Roberts.  The voice over is Kevin Hillier.  I can see why you might think it was John Torv.  The style is very similar but Torv had a pseudo Californian/America rolling R’s accent twist to his reads which instantly gives him away.

check back in future for more from the 4IP vaults

cheers you legends

A

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