Old Radio Commentary?
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Old Radio Commentary?
Can anyone help?
Does anyone have, or know where I can find, old TT radio commentaries?
I must admit I haven't yet emailed manx radio, although there doesn't seem to be anything obvious on their home page.
It would be great to listen to old races exactly as I remember them during the late 60's, right through to the mid 90's.
Any info would be much appreciated.
thanks
27-04-2015, 09:10 PM
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(27-04-2015, 09:10 PM)col63m Wrote: Can anyone help?
Does anyone have, or know where I can find, old TT radio commentaries?
I must admit I haven't yet emailed manx radio, although there doesn't seem to be anything obvious on their home page.
It would be great to listen to old races exactly as I remember them during the late 60's, right through to the mid 90's.
Any info would be much appreciated.
thanks

Duke marketing do things like this -
http://www.dukevideo.com/Search?q=audio+...t=&start=0

Reminds me, I have a cassette somewhere of the entire Formula 1 race from 1979, must dig it out!
27-04-2015, 10:27 PM
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Just had a quick search on Amazon.co.uk it has 1960s TT race commentaries on CDs. Selected full race commentaries (60s - 90s and also a few from recent years) were also for sale via download (I bought 1992 & 95 Seniors a while back) at 7.50 a pop! Not sure if you can still get the downloads as I can't seem to find them on Amazon.. 
'Course I don't know what that b@stard shark's gonna do with it, might eat it I suppose. Seen one eat a rockin' chair one time.
27-04-2015, 10:42 PM
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(27-04-2015, 10:42 PM)LukeHondaBrightside Wrote: Just had a quick search on Amazon.co.uk it has 1960s TT race commentaries on CDs. Selected full race commentaries (60s - 90s and also a few from recent years) were also for sale via download (I bought 1992 & 95 Seniors a while back) at 7.50 a pop! Not sure if you can still get the downloads as I can't seem to find them on Amazon.. 

I think they've stopped them. They were on Amazon (up to 2012 I think) this time last year, but I couldn't find them when I looked last week.


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28-04-2015, 09:31 AM
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(27-04-2015, 10:27 PM)captainsparkledotcom Wrote:
(27-04-2015, 09:10 PM)col63m Wrote: Can anyone help?
Does anyone have, or know where I can find, old TT radio commentaries?
I must admit I haven't yet emailed manx radio, although there doesn't seem to be anything obvious on their home page.
It would be great to listen to old races exactly as I remember them during the late 60's, right through to the mid 90's.
Any info would be much appreciated.
thanks

Duke marketing do things like this -
http://www.dukevideo.com/Search?q=audio+...t=&start=0

Reminds me, I have a cassette somewhere of the entire Formula 1 race from 1979, must dig it out!
I agree with the captain. Duke has some good stuff. Once I had the Diamond Jubilee TT on some vinyls 33 rpm. Gone since many years. Don't know excactly but I believe they were worn out! Now I have it on CD. I remember one line in an intervju with Stanley Wods. Reporter ask -How do you feel Stanley? -A little bit sad I suppose...
Don't be that optimistic! The light in the tunnel can be a train. Sad
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28-04-2015, 11:12 AM
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(27-04-2015, 09:10 PM)col63m Wrote: Can anyone help?
Does anyone have, or know where I can find, old TT radio commentaries?
I must admit I haven't yet emailed manx radio, although there doesn't seem to be anything obvious on their home page.
It would be great to listen to old races exactly as I remember them during the late 60's, right through to the mid 90's.
Any info would be much appreciated.
thanks

There are 2 or 3 for sale on ebay including the 1966 TT and  'TT Sound Stories'
28-04-2015, 11:44 AM
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I have a couple of these 1961, 1967 via download from Duke, plus a vinyl of the 1979 Classic and Senior Races, originally produced by a radio and TV shop in Douglas, sound effects aren't so good on that, but the commentary has the atmosphere. I did a pirate tape from a friends vinyl of 1961 and the 62 Junior, but that has become knitting wool through overuse.

Good Luck in contacting Manx Radio, but don't hold your breath
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(28-04-2015, 09:31 AM)HammerHead I think they\ve stopped them. They were on Amazon (up to 2012 I think) this time last year, but I couldn't find them when I looked last week. Wrote: --- That's a shame. There was around 60 races up there, including some Manx GP races. I regret not buying a few more now!
'Course I don't know what that b@stard shark's gonna do with it, might eat it I suppose. Seen one eat a rockin' chair one time.
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Have you made contact with Fred Clarke -sure he would be interested -nice guy
28-04-2015, 10:50 PM
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Makes me wish I'd somehow had the nous to record them off Radio TT365 before it got canned..
28-04-2015, 11:45 PM
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Manx Radio are missing a trick not making them available for download - surely it would boost their income stream.


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29-04-2015, 10:49 AM
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(29-04-2015, 10:49 AM)HammerHead Wrote: Manx Radio are missing a trick not making them available for download - surely it would boost their income stream.

Been looking at the CD's listed on Amazon and ebay, find them a little expensive for what they are, especially the box set

http://www.dukevideo.com/prd9953/TT-Audi...CD-Box-Set £39.99

http://www.dukevideo.com/prd9943/Senior-...9-Audio-CD £9.99

http://www.amazon.co.uk/CDs-Vinyl-TT-Aud...Audio%20CD from £4.25

Surely some anorack saved the audio somewhere from TT365 a while back?

Is it worth asking on Manxforums as someone might have saved the files?

There are some on youtube though
29-04-2015, 11:16 AM
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I used to record them on cassete years ago, but for the life of me I can not find them anywhere.
All on TDK C90 ( remember them?)
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29-04-2015, 11:19 AM
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(28-04-2015, 11:12 AM)SILJA Wrote:
(27-04-2015, 10:27 PM)captainsparkledotcom Wrote:
(27-04-2015, 09:10 PM)col63m Wrote: Can anyone help?
Does anyone have, or know where I can find, old TT radio commentaries?
I must admit I haven't yet emailed manx radio, although there doesn't seem to be anything obvious on their home page.
It would be great to listen to old races exactly as I remember them during the late 60's, right through to the mid 90's.
Any info would be much appreciated.
thanks

Duke marketing do things like this -
http://www.dukevideo.com/Search?q=audio+...t=&start=0

Reminds me, I have a cassette somewhere of the entire Formula 1 race from 1979, must dig it out!
I agree with the captain. Duke has some good stuff. Once I had the Diamond Jubilee TT on some vinyls 33 rpm. Gone since many years. Don't know excactly but I believe they were worn out! Now I have it on CD. I remember one line in an intervju with Stanley Wods. Reporter ask -How do you feel Stanley? -A little bit sad I suppose...
 ...but records are made to be broken...Stanley 1967 continued. Still can't remember where these vinyls went.
Don't be that optimistic! The light in the tunnel can be a train. Sad
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There`s snips on youtube....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNew83i4XOY

A decent search may find what you are after......


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29-04-2015, 01:04 PM
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Many thanks to all,
I'd really like to listen to those TDK C90's, that sounds exactly what I'm looking for. Just the raw radio commentary, warts n all.

My memory is fading a fair bit so can anyone give me a timeline for which commentators were where? and when?
ie when was Tommy Robb based at Balacraine?
When did Geoff Cannel start and finish at Ballaugh?
Is there a book on all of this?

I like the idea of contacting Fred Clarke and other forums.
cheers
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