Monday, September 19, 2011
Blowing the dust of an old tape and discovering a Springbok Radio label is always a chocolate-moment for me, needless to say that I am a choc-o-holic, but also a Springbok Radio-o-holic, if something like that exists. I started the dirty task of sorting through some old tapes donated to us by a production house today, and, although I am sneezing my way though the tapes, I am also finding interesting material, like the audition tape of Burg Burger, not a Springbok Radio program, but nevertheless a gem in the Old Time Radio collection. There are a couple of tapes with the Springbok Radio label, and I can't wait to listen to the contents.
That is indeed one challenge when working with old material - information about the recording is sometimes scarce, and you have to research and research and search some more to find the details! But, like a true archivist, I won't give up! See you at the other side of the dust-heap!