Monday, September 19, 2011

Dusty Tales

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!


  1. That is what makes our jobs so exciting - uncovering "gems" from the past!

    1. I really miss listening to stories on the radio. Wow, it would be lovely to hear all those old stories again. Good luck with the archiving. I will be watching this space. God Bless.

  2. You guys have in your hands a historical treasure as the material captures in a commercially digestible format the culture, mores and history of the times. Many of the series broadcast between (say) 1955 and 1970 typify the world within which that the then kids of that time were growing up.


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