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4IP Steve Miller Promo

4IP Steve Miller Promo

You’re probably thinking, another one, ha, yes I know but the value in these crafted pieces of radio promo excellence is priceless, and once again straight from the source, here’s what Michael Dalton say’s

” Andrew,

The Steve Miller giveaway was just a standard station & record company promotion.  What is special to me is being reminded of the era when a radio station was seen as a complete 24/7 unit.  Networking changed the emphasis to promoting specific shifts (usually Breakfast & Drive) and specialised on air “crews”.   These days the rest of a stations content is merely mediocre filler between those key shifts.

At the time 4IP had a strong line up across the day/night so it was not unusual for a promo (EG: Steve Miller / Island Broadcast etc) to feature many individual jox of equal status.

The Miller spot reflects the “all for one, one for all” fun nature of the station which was often helped by the comic script writing and voice performance of Jim Pike.

This example features Keith Fowler as the fall guy, Interjections from Kevin Hillier and a voice over tag by Colin Mooney.  The concept was free flowing with a high degree of ad-lib unscripted content.  All I did was run the tape and record whatever happened then cobbled it together later.”

once again thanks Mickey4IP copy

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

4IP No sweat

RA Aircheck – FOX FM Kevin Hillier aircheck1988 Pt 2

RA Aircheck – FOX FM Kevin Hillier aircheck1988 Pt 2

FOX Great Classic Rock copy

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Re the  aircheck  Kevin Hillier & The Morning Crew

The line up was me (Host) , Denis O’Kane (news) Paul ‘ Wally” Weissel (Sport)  he was before Grubby came on board and Diane Dunleavy (Dee Dee)

We went to Number one (all stations) early in 88 and at the end of 89 I left to join Triple M as host of Kevin Hillier & The D-Generation Breakfast Show.

That show went to number one early in 91. Great memories for me. Re Jukebox from Hell the Farnham “Sadie” induction was hilarious as John phoned in and really played along with the gag even mentioned it on stage at times I copped heaps from his fans. I was friends with John as I had him on in my 3XY days during the recording of the ‘Whispering Jack” album. He played me demos and I picked him up from Armstrong Studios several times while he was recording the album to come to 3XY.

Keep up the good work

Cheers Kev     

RA Aircheck- FOX FM Kevin Hillier 1988 Pt 1

RA Aircheck- FOX FM Kevin Hillier 1988 Pt 1

here’s some background on this from the man himself, thanks Kevin

The line up was me (Host) , Denis O’Kane (news) Paul ‘ Wally” Weissel (Sport)  he was before Grubby came on board and Diane Dunleavy (Dee Dee)

We went to Number one (all stations) early in 88 and at the end of 89 I left to join Triple M as host of Kevin Hillier & The D-Generation Breakfast Show.

FOX Great Classic Rock copy

RA Aircheck-Kevin Hillier FOX FM Jukebox from hell 1988

RA Aircheck-Kevin Hillier FOX FM Jukebox from hell 1988

here’s a little sample of a recently sourced aircheck from 1988, FOX FM Melbourne the Jukebox from Hell was also common segment at FM 104.

When I spoke to Kevin, he mentioned something about that well known 1st hit about Sadie being one of the 1st inductees

 

FOX FM 101