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2010s

Annual radio reunion

by Frank Avis | April 13, 2016
We entered Autumn 2016 with our annual radio reunion at our favourite venue, the Pymble Hotel. Yes folks, another success thanks to our Honorary Organiser Andrew Kilpatrick - the "Keeper of our Radio Treasures".


2010s Politics

Frank Avis loses contact with modern radio

by Frank Avis | October 20, 2015
Sincere thanks to radio wiz Andrew Kilpatrick for taking the time to explain to me what Smooth FM is and where it came from. Apparently it used to be Vega but has now opted to be Smooth. I had to control my immediate reaction which was to ask Andrew what Vega was and where IT came from. Didn't pursue that line of enquiry: I hate to hear a grown man cry on the other end of the phone.




2010s Music

Frank Avis Radio Memoirs (and other stuff) 2014

by Frank Avis | January 29, 2015
There has indeed been a bit of a delay in the latest update with your author having had to solve a major computer glitch. He agonized over this complex issue for some months until his daughter arrived recently, took one look at the computer, hit + on the zoom and solved the whole saga in 18 seconds.










1980s

Frank Avis Returns To Sydney - Mid-80's

by Frank Avis | June 23, 2009
I returned to Sydney, along with Mike Jeffreys, on a Friday afternoon.We got word that we were to start on Breakfast the following Monday, which was a bit of a shock. I had to get into the newsroom to familiarise myself with the panel over the weekend.




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This is the history of radio newsman Frank Avis who worked in the Australian electronic media from 1954 to 1996.

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